- 5 years ago
I’m going anon for this one. For the past couple months I have been getting a sharp, sometimes achey feeling that only lasts for a couple seconds up to about 15 seconds on my left side of the chest. It’s right above where the heart is (around the area of the aorta). I also get heart palpitations and I have tachycardia. I went to the ER a few weeks ago and they took EKG’s, blood work, had me hooked up to the chest monitor for a couple hours, had chest x-rays and everything came back normal. They told me to follow up with a free clinic about the palpitations and possibly wear a holter monitor. I have no insurance. So I call the clinic and they aren’t accepting new patients until January.
I get these random pains at least once a day. They are fleeting and don’t last long at all. I’ve looked up the differences between cardiac and non cardiac chest pain, and everything I have goes with the non cardiac pain. It still scares me though! I have really bad anxiety as well, so sometimes I think that could be the cause-but the pains happens sometimes when I am not anxious at all!
Have you all ever had anything similar to this? I’m really scared and I don’t know where to go from here. I don’t want to go back to the ER bc I know they will say the same thing they did last time. Plus I got a $2,000 bill I am in the process of trying to get written off since I have no insurance and I am a poor college student.