Have you thought about getting another opinion? I would and if you do seek a 2nd opinion ask about a stress test since you've had the other workups done.
The other thing I would do is send requests to the places you've been and get all of your test results, labs etc and take them with you to that appt if you make one - not wait for the new dr to send for them. side note - some places may charge you for these copies, but not all do.
You may want to watch any triggers you have such as eating drinking smoking stress etc and keep track of what you're doing when you're having symptoms
Hi i read your post to...you posted that you are feeling pain on the left side of your chest....you may want to try to track exactly where the pain is...our hearts sit dead center of our chest in men it sits exactly between the nipple lines and just very very slightly to the left. If your pain is further to the left than that i am sure you were listened to w. a stethescope by the docs but i am thinking if it is further to the left than that and you are having some issues w. your breathing and all of your heart tests came back okay that maybe you are having some sort of lung issue going on here....maybe a little infection., asthma, a little bout of bronchitis starting up........you may want to do process of elimination here since it is happening a couple of times a week..try to find out if it is happening at the same time of the day, what you are doing at that time, if you were having a series of even small heart attacks over all of these months i doubt you would be posting right now....i think maybe you should consider moving on from the heart and try to figure out what else it possibly could be by process of elimination. After all of your heart tests and visits to the hospital and doctors during one of the tests and exams they would have definately picked something up by now. Anxiety can definately effect our breathing and if you feel you are sitting on a time bomb waiting for it to go off and all of your tests came back normal anxiety may very well be the culprit. Sometimes it is something more than physical that can effect our bodies...like fear, anxiety, nervousness, stress, lifestyles....sounds like you are waiting for an ax to fall that never will for you....go to plan B now ...like Lisa said if it gives you peace of mind get a second opinion just to be sure for yourself if nothing else but it sounds like you may have to look a little deeper for the answers...good luck i know this isn't fun......
thank you for your time guys.i really appreciate. I get pain in the lower middle of the chest lil below what you said cindy..and sometimes in the right. I had an x ray done 2 months ago for short of breath he said it's fine. I had a xray and he listened using stethoscope . I stopped all my caffeine intake like coffee, soda, energy drink but i smoke 10 cig. a day.
I don't think i have any stress ...anyways thank you for your time guys..
i am getting my insurance again..so i wil b seeing a dr. next week..so do you think that should i see a internist or a cardiologist??
i just scheduled for a treadmill stress test for next week. wil keep you posted.
Hi guys. I had my stress treadmill test today. I reached to 198 BPM in prolly 15 min. of walking inclined treadmill and I got exhausted and while on rest it took me quite a while to return my heart rate even after 20 min rest my HR was still 110-115. Dr said I have few extra beats but he is not concerned. Dr. said he is kind of concerned that my heart is taking a while to come down but he doesn't want to put me on medication.He told me to see him after 6 mo.
Today all day I have my HR around 100-110 and i don't feel too good either.
What should i do next any suggestion please.will be appreciated.
this is just what I went through, but I couldn't make it past 4min and 55sec on my stress test due to Frequent pvc's - 2 PVC couplets; Increasing shortness of breath, as well as increasing dizziness. 1 PVC triplet in recovery along Nausea was noted in recovery and I passed out....I got to my target HR of 154 and it went down the 20-30 pts they wanted it to in the cooldown minute, but I failed the test :(
Have you given thought to quitting smoking I have read that some who smoke have higher hr's although not sure why...I'm sure someone will be able to tell you why.
Did you ask why he didn't want to find the cause of your tachycardia or treat it? could be something very simple but if you keep having problems, go back or seek another opinion and make notes of specific questions and get your answers =)
Thankyou so much for you reply lisa. I felt really good until 8 min. at treadmill but after that i kinda feel exhausted but still i was talking with the nurse and walking. I did treadmill for around 15 min. and I reached my Target HR of 198.Still I walked for few min and i asked nurse to stop. But the recovery time was long. Even after 20 min my heart rate was 110. Nurse told me to take deep breath and release it.
Dr. said HR goes up fine but recovery is not that good.I have few extr beats i.e less then 5/hr.
Do you think is it because I am out of shape. Ya i quit smoking for 3 mo. but after that I again started it works as a stress release er for me.
do you think exercise will help in my situation or it might be some other underlying problem?