- 5 years ago
I posted here at least 2 months ago about a weird pain going up into my ears that I thought was an ear infection. Turns out, no. I still have it, and now coupled with some other issues, I’m really wondering what could be wrong with me.
To start, about 8-10 years ago I started having random heart flutters/palpitations. It happened maybe a few times a year. Over time, it happened more and more frequently, until now it’s every day, multiple times a day.
Then a few months ago, I started feeling the lump in my throat that ached up into my ears, and it’s an odd feeling in my chest. It doesn’t hurt terribly now, just mildly uncomfortable, but it’s all the time. never goes away.
Then 2 weeks ago, I woke up with the most intense pain in my chest that I’ve ever felt in my whole life. It radiated out and into my back. It lasted all day, about 10 hours, and didn’t subside no matter how I sat or laid or whether I ate or not. I thought perhaps it could be heartburn, but I woke up with it and I hadn’t eaten anything in over 12 hours before that. And heartburn has never hurt so bad I wanted to go to the ER. And I’ve never had heartburn last for more than a couple of hours. It eventually went away after I fell asleep. About 3 or 4 days later, it happened again, but only lasted about 6 hours that time.
So, I’m not one to go to the doctor much, but I decided that this all scared the bejesus out of me, and I went to the doctor on Thursday. She did an ECG/EKG and deemed me “fine”, but said she’d schedule me for a heart ultrasound next week. I just have a sinking feeling that too will be “fine”, and I’ll be left with a huge bill and no answers.
Does anybody have any insight? I feel like the doctor brushed me off, telling me it was “probably heartburn”. But since when does heartburn cause a 2 month lump in your throat and 10 years of heart palpitations? I’m really frustrated. And scared.