- CASE FILE
Chest pain, left arm pain, jaw soreness, with no known triggers. Is not bought on by anxiety or any stimulus.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
Unfortunately, I am a walking heart attack pamphlet. I am 27 years old and have had squeaky clean heart exams, so I'm dismissed from all appointments with nothing to help my symptoms or even understand them. I frequently get sharp stabbing pains in the chest, with jaw soreness and left arm pain. The pain is extremely variable and can be soreness, chest pressure, left shoulder pain, basically anything you would hear about heart problems, I have. At this point, the pain is everyday and getting worse. I do not have any anxiety and the pain is not brought on by feeling sad, anxious, depressed, etc. I'm often told it could be digestive or esophagus related, but those exams have also came back clean, and the referred jaw and left arm pain coming from digestive issues is unheard of as far as im aware. Some days, I just sit on a chair with a jaw that is hard to move and painful, followed by a jolt of pain in the chest that simultaenously goes down my left arm. As you can imagine, It's hard for me to faithfully workout or do anything strenuous with these symptoms. I have been to the ER 20 or so times because that's what were told to do with the symptoms I have, but I am always kicked out and disregarded. I was once in school and working part time, on a normal path of life, but for the last 3 years since this has began, I am a hermit of my former self and its difficult to really see a normal life for me if this is not resolved or at least somewhat understood. I have seen 3 different cardiologists and all have run tests, all comeback normal so im basically kicked out of the office, I have begged with them to consider my symptoms as unique and not just another young person with a generalized anxiety disorder. I explain to them the referred pain that isn't brought on by distress and how surely there are more provocative test that can be done considering the symptoms I live with, but I am just kicked out every time.