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I have never been so relived in all my life
False alarm health scare.

 2:24 am on Nov 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

Tonight was without a doubt the scariest night of my life. Today I was driving home and I thought I had indigestion and didn’t think a lot of it, but it didn’t go away and naturally I started to get a bit worried. It was like a pain right in the centre of my chest. There is a history of heart disease in my family and I was really starting to get worried. I am 25 so am still very young to have a heart condition but you can imagine when you are in that situation all sorts of thoughts go through your mind. I eventually calmed myself down and decided I should go to bed and when I woke in the morning all would be ok. I was lying down trying to relax when I had what I can only describe as a panic attack. I just had to sit up… It almost seamed to happen as a reflex action. It was then that I realised I would need to go to the hospital. I drove up and went into A+E. I was seen straight away and had the general tests carried out, Blood pressure, pulse etc. They then said they wanted to do an ECG. At this point I convinced myself they though something was wrong. About 20 mins later another nurse came in and said she would like to carry out the ECG again. This just got me even more worried Another 20 mins later the doctor came back in and said “im 90% sure that the pain is muscle related, but I am 100% sure that it is not anything to do with your heart, your heart traces where fine. I have never been so relived in all my life.

It turns out that reading an ECG takes quite a lot of time and they prefer to have two sections of data to work with.

No exaggeration, this really is the most relived about anything I have ever felt in my life.



 2:33 am on Nov 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

Glad you're healthy - it would be a shame to go so close to 1,000 posts ;)


 2:40 am on Nov 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

I know how you feel mack. Several years ago I thought I was having a heart attack. I convinced my young wife I was dying and she rushed me to the hospital. Turned out to be my gall bladder. Had that sucker taken out the next day.



 2:45 am on Nov 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

Sure you will agree lawman.

It is the worst feeling imaginable


 2:58 am on Nov 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

Glad you are fine mack.

My family also have a heart disease history. I think about it every month. I try to adjust my life habbits accordingly, and have a general medical exam every year. So far so good.

It is sometimes hard to deal with external stress, usually from professional life. This can be a trigger to heart attacks. Humor, is the cure.

Wish you many, many posts back here.


 3:00 am on Nov 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

mack, I'm sure glad you're OK. That can be pretty scary.

>>it would be a shame to go so close to 1,000 posts
LOL.. Mardi_Gras, I can't believe you said that! It just shows how inculturated we become.

It's also in my family, but it mostly hits the men - in their early 50's. I get an occasional twinge and I think that's what it is; I generally get into bed for a day and start thinking of what'll happen to domain names registered to me if I kick off. Plus, when my time comes, I'd much prefer that it be AFTER an update, not just a few days before. I'd never rest in peace not knowing.


 3:08 am on Nov 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

Just so long as i'm allowed a url drop on my gravestone without a mod snipping it i will be happy :)


 3:39 am on Nov 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

Mack, so glad you are ok. It is the scariest thing to go through. We have heart disease in our family also. I had some pains in the chest area a year ago, really scary - turns out it was a hiatal hernia which caused asthma. Whee - couple of emergency room visits and cardio tests for my doctors who were convinced it was my heart - being told I didn't have heart disease by the heart specialist was great to hear.

Always advocate for yourself - push for tests - because sometimes the doctors really don't know what is going on.


 7:48 am on Nov 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

Glad to hear that you’re o.k. Mack…it must have been really scary.

Im a bit of a hypochondriac so I always think im dying, if I suddenly had heart pains Id probably have a heart attack on the way to the hospital from stress:) Im a doctors worst nightmare:)

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