Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Don't Look Now

Just when I finally started to believe my “heart attacks” were actually panic attacks, I find this.

4 comments:

Lacy said...

so yeah. This definitely disturbs me. I've been having really mild squeezing pains in my left upper chest area for the past week or so...and even though I'm doped up on paxil, I still feel a faint sense of dread.

Kind of like..."hmmm. I may drop dead of a heart attack soon." Dullin' the senses since 1994. Thank you Paxil.

TL23 said...

Yeah, I know what you mean....I try very hard to avoid that info most of the time, but it finds me anyway. And of course, I can't resist reading about things I already have....like weird chest pains, fatigue, feeling of impending doom. So, even with negative stress tests, echo, etc., I find myself scheduled for a cath next week (and terrified both of side effects and that they'll actually find something, which they don't expect but are doing this, I think, mostly to reassure me. My poor cardiologist; I practically beg him to tell me what to do, then question him when he does). I have been having similar (though lesser) symptoms for at least 10 years, but since turning 50 I just can't argue myself into the "it's only anxiety/reflux/muscle strain" thing anymore.

Need better drugs........

tl23 said...

I meant to say....thanks for this blog. Been reading it a couple weeks now, and it helps to know I'm not the only one.

Trish

Leila V. said...

Lacy:
I like that little saying. I think you’ve got the makings of a pretty sweet t-shirt with that.

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Trish:
I’m jealous. I wish I was scheduled for a cath next week. Although, I can see how you’d be afraid of the side effects. I obsess about radiation damage for weeks after getting x-rays at the dentist. Good luck with the test!

Oh, and if you find the good drugs, please let me know.