• 2 months ago

    Chest pain, neck pain

    Okay so this is going to be a long one and any feedback would be helpful. So I just had a child almost 4 months ago it's my second I'm 25 in okay health never had anything serious and don't have anything in my family. I've smoked for a lot of years over ten but I'm in the process of quitting cold turkey now. So this all started when I was pregnant about 4 months and I started having heart palpitations, told my gynecologist and they send me to the cardiologist to have an echo, and ultrasound and I also wore a monitor for a day. They said they could find nothing so I let it go. The only other thing I mentioned to my doctor was that I had bad neck pain and she just told me to go get a massage. Fast forward to about a month after having my daughter. Pregnancy went good no problems so did the first month. Then I started having post partume depression I couldn't get out of bed didn't want to do anything and didn't feel good at all. Started feeling chest pressure and shortness of breath let it go for awhile and then finally went to the er one night because I was feeling really bad. They did an EKG and a few blood tests and sent me home. Then I called my doctor and set up an appointment and told her I was having bad headaches and chest pain with shortness of breath and the headaches were causing me to talk slower and forget things. They set me up with a month ecg machine to record my incidents and an app with the eye doctor. Now from then until now which has been about a month I've went to the er twice because my chest was hurting so bad and I felt like I was going to pass out. Alls they did was ekg and blood tests and sent me home. Now I'm sitting here and lately I've been feeling horrible. Every time I exert myself my heart races and my left arm hurts. The left side of my neck has still not stoppped hurting since I went to the doctors months ago. I get shortness of breath and feel like I'm gonna pass out when I exert myself my left arm hurts and so does the bottom left side of my back. I've also been getting pretty bad headaches with brain fog. I don't know what to do at this point. I'm so miserable all the time I don't want to do anything it's effecting everything and I can't take it anymore I'm in pain all day every day and the doctors just don't seem to be taking it seriously. I need answers any opinions are greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Responses

  • 2 months ago

    RE: Chest pain, neck pain

    Hi:

    "So I just had a child almost 4 months ago."

    Congratulations! <3


    "I've smoked for a lot of years over ten but I'm in the process of quitting cold turkey now."

    Kudos on that. :)

    "I get shortness of breath and feel like I'm gonna pass out when I exert myself my left arm hurts and so does the bottom left side of my back."

    "Every time I exert myself my heart races and my left arm hurts."

    Noteworthy, sometimes, a problem/abnormality with heart will only become evident, be revealed (via appropriate diagnostic imaging) when there is a load put on the it or it is stressed as in a treadmill stress test or stress echo.

    In general, neck pain has various causes, and chest pain, stationary or radiating elsewhere, with or without accompanying symptoms also has various causes, cardiac and non-cardiac, which includes, but not limited to, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, and psychological/psychogenic.

    Additionally, of the different types of heart conditions, some which can occur at ANY AGE, various symptoms may/can be acute (occurring suddenly), be chronic (occurring over a long period of time), come and go (be transient, fleeting or episodic) or even be silent.

    ALWAYS be proactive in your health care and treatment. Sometimes this requires being assertive.

    Best of luck down the road of life. Live long and prosper.

    Take care,

    CardioStar*

    WebMD member (since 8/99)

    -

    -

    Be well-informed

    WebMD

    Heart Disease TYPES

    Men and Women

    Acquired in life or congenital (born with it)

    http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/heart-disease-men

    Heart Disease SYMPTOMS

    http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/guide/heart-disease-symptoms

    Mayo Clinic

    Heart Disease

    Heart disease is a broad term used to describe a range of diseases......

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-disease/DS01120

    -

    Learn About the HEART


    WebMD

    The Heart: (Human Anatomy) Pictures, Definition, Location in the Body and Heart Problems

    http://www.webmd.com/heart/picture-of-the-heart


    -

    HeartSite

    Heart info, cardiac tests info, actual diagnostic images

    http://www.heartsite.com

    -

    Quote!

    "Be a questioning patient. Talk to your doctor and ask questions. Studies show that patients who ask the most questions, and are most assertive, get the best results. Be vigilant and speak up!"

    - Charles Inlander, People's Medical Society

    .

    It's your future....be there. :-)

    . .

    WebMD/WebMD forums DOES NOT provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.