Here's the deal. I am constantly light headed and have sporadic pain/discomfort in my jaw, arm, shoulder, and chest (left side only). Not major pain. But discomfort and tingling that comes and goes.
Rewind 6 months. Had constant lightheadedness (nothing else. No jaw pain, no chest pain, nothing) so had every test done by various doctors to figure it out. MRI, CT scan, blood tests, EKG, echocardiogram, stress test, tilt table test, and more. Pretty much everything OK (Minor mitral valve. Nothing big though). Docs at a loss.
Around September. Little by little the lightheadeness went away. Now don't laugh but I would notice that everytime I masturbated excessively, for the next few days I would be light headed. Maybe too many chemicals going off in my brain, sexual exhaustion, who knows.
Anyway, I have been doing good for the past few months. Now a few days ago I started feeling lightheaded a little bit and these pains in my jaw, arm, shoulder, and chest as well. Everyday worse and worse. I can't imagine my heart going from good to bad in less than 6 months. Everything was near perfect 4-6 months ago based on all the tests.
Is it possible for the heart to do this so quickly?
Would an angiogram be warranted if other tests were fine?
I am 35 male. White. The chest pain is intermintent. The arm discomfort/tingling is somewhat always there. I am not on any medications. Excercise has no effects either way. I passed the stress test fine. I am not pale, nor do I sweat. No angiogram has been done. What kind of dye do they use anyway? Is it exactly like the dye they use when doing an MRI with contrast?
I am basically light headed once I wake up in the morning. The arm discomfort feels more like if someone punched me. And the chest is intermintent spike.
They did an echocradiogram (actually a stress echo) 4-6 months ago, and except for a minor mitral valave prolapse, everything was great. Would an angiogram be warranted if the other tests were fine (Stress echo, ekg, corated artery)?
The heart can develop symptoms quite rapidly, depending on the disease.
I'm wondering if it could be a connective tissue disorder instead? How old are you? When does the pain come on? What medications are you on? Does exercise have any effects?