Last night I experienced an alarming episode that felt I should share with everyone here. After going to bed last night I started having a discomfort in my chest and my heart felt like it was racing and I thought it was going to jump right out of my chest. I took two aspirin to no avail and I wound up going to ER around midnight to be checked out. My EKG and blood work checked out good but they kept me overnight and this morning I had a stress test that also was negative.
My doctor this afternoon told me my heart was fine and said my symptoms could have been gastric in nature, which in a lot of cases can feel like a heart problem. He told me it was a wise decision to not ignore the symptoms because a lot of people do, to their detriment.
I bring this to your attention for the purpose of possibly saving a life, chest pain, pressure or discomfort should not be ignored. Chances are it is nothing serious, but then again it could be the beginnings of a heart attack or some other heart related problem.
I doing fine now, just resting at home, hospital stretchers are not the most comfortable to sleep on and when I did get a bed about 6AM, I didn’t really get a chance to sleep. I’m just glad tomorrow is saturday.
Tom in NC