@pikespeakguy– Hoping if you are a father that you had a good day!
As for your story I can't imagine your 1st Dr. recommended that many perscriptions what seems to be a short amount of time?
It almost sounds like doctoring by the numbers. NEXT! Glad you moved on from that. The next Dr. (cardiologist?) who ordered up the appropiate tests and you say is great then goes on to say that she doesn't buy into all that anxiety stuff? Hello! I would definitely be looking elsewhere based on that alone.
You have every right to be an advocate for your own health and you may have to put up a little bit of a fight with your insurance carrier, but your own well being is worth it!
In 2014 I had a serious heart attack. As crazy as that seemed to me at that time I know my body and I know symthoms and this was the real deal!
Perhaps my first mistake was not having an ambulance come to the house, but rather had my dear wife drive me 20 minutes to a very good hospital.
After jumping through several hoops in the hospital business office, I finally in tears asked to see the ER Dr. because I'm having a HA!
I was rushed into the ER and they did several of the tests you mentioned and for some strange reason the Cardiologist seemed to think I was not having a HA and told my wife that they would be keeping me over night and do a stress test in the morning. I was still in an amazing amount of pain and yet it seemed like the Dr. was unwilling to do much more at the time. My wife left to grab my toiletry bag at home and while she was gone a Echo Cardiogram tech came in and began to do his thing and then moments later disappeared, briefly returning with the Cardiologist and things went very fast at that point!
I was incredibly fortunate and only needed one stent even though I had a 100% blockage in my LAD, often referred to as the "Widow Maker".
I only tell you this story because even though these tests were not showing that I was having a HA, I just knew I was and I always wondered days later that if that Dr. looked at my chart and knew I had been treated for panic attacks and anxiety years earlier and was still on 1 mg. of klonopin did he make the judgement that "this was all in my head"!
More than likely the answer for you is somewhere in between. Anxiety is a powerful thing and can make you feel both in mind and body something is wrong, but also as was in my case it took one more test that ended up saving my life. I will always be forever thankful for that!
Keep advocating for yourself because you know your body and nobody cares as much about you as yourself! Jim @thankful