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kttormoen (@kttormoen)

Ongoing Chest Pain

Heart & Blood Health | Last Active: Jul 27, 2021 | Replies (113)

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Hard to believe the ER docs don't seem to be taking your symptoms more seriously. You say you're getting referrals……..are you following up on them? I would imagine you've been told to see a cardiologist and I think you should see one as soon as possible if you're having chest pains and shortness of breath. If your heart checks out OK, I'm betting he/she will refer you to a pulmonologist. Unfortunately we often have to be our own advocates when dealing with the medical world. Please don't put this off. I wish you the very best.

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Yes, Its been going on since Feb 25th 2019. I have seen a neurologist for the dizziness and passing out. He did a full brain CT that came back normal and he said I really think its your Heart he referred me to a cardiologist. I have a echo stress test on Monday I don't know how I am going to do that. I finally meet a cardiologist on June 12th. I have been wearing a heart monitor that was provided by my primary care for 8 days now. They also did a full pulmonary CT of my lungs that came back normal as well. My blood pressure is high but still have not been prescribed medication yet. They have me on 325 mg of aspirin everyday. My primary care doctor was going to talk to her colleagues and see if she can put me on a low dose of a beta blocker. Still have not heard back about that. I had chest pain for 6 hours straight laying down yesterday. Its getting worse especially the shortness of breath. They have me on exercise restriction. Its just frustrating I'm in pain and cant do anything I have a 6 year old and a 60 hour a week job I cant live like this.