I hope you are having a lovely Sunday I haven't posted in a while, as I have been quite down and left unsettled by my last cardiologist appointment.
I was having a follow up to get my loop recorder results. I had a different cardiologist this time, who, by all accounts, is highly qualified.
However, he was extremely patronizing. His first words to me were, "I think you are a nervous person". Well, yes, I am, because I am having problems with my heart!!
Then he goes on to say that yes, the loop recorder picked up many "runs of things" ( he refused to elaborate, or explain what they were), but it was all benign, so go home, go off all my drugs and do YOGA. I am not joking, I wish I were. I then asked about the Afib, his answer was, that I may have it, or I may not have it, but essentially it doesn't matter, as my heart is great.
Now he has shipped me back to my GP, and I am no longer a patient of this cardiology group.
I was gobsmacked. I mean, of course I want to hear that my heart is great, but I'm frustrated by not knowing if I do or do not have Afib, and of course, what these runs are!!
Also, for the past 5 months, I have had chest pain, that had been gradually worsening. I have tried like heck to get this addressed, but I keep getting told that I am "too young" (I'm 41, so NO) and have no risk factors, do it can't be anything. They refused to perform a stress test, or anything else. The pain is waking me at night, and this week I had a very scary day when it came on during exercise, and I nearly vomited. I am literally scared to death of this pain,but I can't get taken seriously!!
I'm at my wits end!
Thank you all for your time, and for letting me rant here. Any advice as to how to move forward would be GREATLY appreciated
Have a great day!