Another Chest Pain story
I’m new here and I know some stories I similar but wanted to tell mine and hopefully get some advice.
In October, 2018, I had chest pains, dizziness, etc.. I went to the ER where they performed a variety of heart related tests such as X-ray, troponin, ECG, and blood panel. all came back good. The left chest pain has NEVER gone away, even today. Some days are better than others. Today, I tried to do a couple things but ended up in bed as my chest pain was terrible. My pain is always in the left chest and sometimes is accompanied by chest pressure all over. But I usually don’t have breathing difficulty.
After the ER visit I went to my primary doctor who said I probably had panic/anxiety and she put me on Wellbutrin and said GERD is a possibility and gave me meds My next visit I told her I was concerned and still having left chest pain. She then added buspirone. My very next visit after that I expressed I was still having these chest pains and it is greatly affecting my life at this point. (I don't hike or exercise any more because the pain gets stronger the more I exert myself). She then added Lexapro to my meds. I never took the Lexapro and decided to find a new physician. My new doctor has been great and doesn't buy into the whole anxiety thing. She has ordered many tests, including ECG, chest xray, Calcium, echocardiogram, pulmonary test, treadmill stress test, thoracic tests. Everything came back good. The chest pain remains.
I have no doubt I have a degree of anxiety, but I am not sure this is the main cause. I tried to buy into it and went to two different counselors. Both said they saw no reason for me to go the counseling route.
At my last appointment, I asked my doctor if she could refer me to another cardiologist for a second opinion. She stated she would like to keep looking for other answers, and a cardiologist referral would not be accepted by my insurance at this time. I’m at a lose and my quality of life has gone down.