I am seeking some advice on here or experiences from those who maybe have a similar story. I’ve recently seen a cardiologist and have been given a 30 day heart monitor and my echocardiogram is still a week away but my symptoms are just disrupting my life.
Bear with me I want to give as many details as I can so sorry for the long post!
I’m a 33 y/o female, fit, and generally healthy. For the past few years I’ve suffered sudden bouts of fatigue and body aches that go away after a few weeks, blood test reveal some markers of inflammation but nothing doctors seemed concerned about.
The last month however, I began feeling very fatigued and was sleeping 12-14 hours sometimes and still feeling like I could sleep more. Eventually, the fatigue became accompanied by an ache in my left shoulder. Since at the time I was working out, I laid off of my workouts completely to recover. That turned into full body aches.
On Friday, 11/23, the migraines started, I took my migraine medication and was fine, things took a turn for the worst.
On 11/25, I couldn’t get out of bed, my body was aching like I had the flu, low grade fever, and severe fatigue. After sleeping all day I decide to wake up and get some food, after about 10 minutes of being awake, I felt an odd sensation and next thing I know I passed out.
I was out according to my husband for about 5 seconds, woke up unaware I had passed out, broke out into a cold sweat, and passed out again while on the ground for a few seconds. This when I began feeling like something was really wrong and I haven’t felt like myself ever since (I have never fainted before).
I went to ER after the fainting and two separate ECGs came back, one abnormal one borderline. The details only said “Nonspecific T wave abnormality now evident in Inferior leads T wave inversion now evident in Lateral leads” they sent me home and symptoms have only gotten worse.
The cardiologist explained that could mean anything and sent me home with a bodyguardian verite monitor for 30 days and I’m getting an echocardiogram soon, but the symptoms have just become unbearable.
I can’t sleep or lie down without feeling numbness and chest and arm pain radiating, sometimes, when i am about to fall asleep i feel a suddenly shock or jolt and it wakes me up. I am starting to get short of breath even doing the slightest things and the headaches are constant. I haven’t been able to go a day without being in bed. Some days I feel fine for half of the day, but others I’m just in bed.
I am afraid something will happen when I’m alone. All doctors keep saying is since I haven’t had much chest pain that they doubt it’s anything heart related and that I could have other issues, but stop short of trying to help figure out what else there could be.
Pregnancy test came back negative, blood work shows some abnormalities but nothing they can figure out and flu test is negative.
Please help, my health has just taken a nose dive so quickly and each day I am more and more incapable of taking care of myself.
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