I am 31 and for the past month and a half ive been feeling really tired along with on and off chest discomfort and sometimes I even feel as if my heart skipped a beat. Ive done all sorts of tests and everything comes back normal. When i wake up in the morning I am more tired than the night before. I have two kids and keeping up with them is really difficult. Anxiety is what I'm told I have but it feels more than that. What could this be? Can anybody help? Could this really be only anxiety?
Thanks MyrahU for your reply
For the anxiety I am taking 5HTP. I was given an anti depressant but had side effects so I decided I want to go with something that doesnt have as many side effects. I am also taking clonazepam 5mg before I go to bed.
I have done blood work, thyroid as well, 3 EKGs, a stress echo and a holter everything came back normal.
For this reason I dont know what else to do. I try to forget it but its not easy because that sensation in my chest is always there.
I am having the exact same symptoms that you posted about. I am a 27 year old female. All of my tests have come back normal which is so frustrating because I can feel that something is just not right. Did you ever get to the bottom of your symptoms or find any treatments that work for you? Thanks.
Do the pills make the sensation go away? Are there times when it's gone on it's own or is it always there? What makes it better or worse?
I think one of the more problematic things is your waking up more tired than you were before. Does taking the clonazepam help that or make it worse?
If it is stress that is causing the chest sensation, relaxation techniques are probably your best long-term solution (since the anti-anxiety meds can make you groggy). When you feel it, try deep breathing. Feel yourself relax all over. Focus on the feeling in your chest and as you breathe, feel it fade away. If it's something you can feel, it's something you can start to take some control over. It's like biofeedback, but without the equipment. Give it a try.
Good luck. If your tiredness doesn't get better, I would still pursue a diagnosis or treatment for that.
Do you have heart burn or joint hurting like in your hand or feet? If you have heart burn try going to GI doc. It you are having joint pain then try going to arthrist doc. Also you might need to see a heart doc to do a stress test for your heart. Good luck.
i have mitral valve prolapse and what you described sounds alot like it i am tired alot i have chest pains sometimes my heart feels like its skipping beats. and shortness of breath sometimes when lying down. this is not serious and usually doesnt come wit symptoms but if you have symptoms it could be more serious.
im a 24 year old male, i have this pain for years and also every medical test is normal eaven if the pain is so bad sometimes, i think that the pain it has to go by itself if not it just wont, its some affection that you just have to take the pain sick and tired of it
You may want to start taking Fish Oil pills every day or Fish Oil in a liquid form (thats what I do). And take a daily multi-vitamin or you may just be lacking one certain vitamin your body needs. Good vitamins essential in heart health are some like Folic acid, B12, and B6, among others.
When I try to figure out things like this with myself when doctors can't, I try to look at the basics, what the body naturally needs and may be lacking. These days with all the processed foods we eat, our bodies get deprived of so much that is needed for our bodies to work correctly.
I was having what felt like a heart attack: chest pressure and pain, heartburn, stomach aches, sudden fatigue - it felt awful and I feared I had a true heart issue. After a stress test, heart harness, an echo cardiogram, and blood work, it came down to a B12 and D3 deficiency. After a week on these two vitamins I felt better and the symptoms did not return, until I ran out of D3 two weeks ago and neglected to purchase more. If you are able to, purchase D3 and B12, you really cannot have too much of it, and it can't hurt anything.