Hi, after my aunt passed away of blocked heart arteries 6 months ago, I have worried pretty much non-stop about my heart. She was more than twice my age and had high blood pressure, high cholesterol + diabetes. None of which I have. I have been diagnosed with anxiety and depression in the past.
My mind just keeps saying what if I have something wrong and it is being missed as I get a lot of chest pain for which I take co-codamol, I get breathlessness and indigestion or acid reflux, jaw pain, arm pain and I'm overweight. I've had numerous blood tests and ECGs, a stress test and 2 chest x-Rays but done too much Google and apparently the best test for the heart and arteries would be an echocardiogram but my doctors seem against sending me for it. They say it is anxiety and possibly a case of fibromyalgia in regards to my chest and other pain.
My aunt had indigestion issues I think for about 4-6 months before she died. Honestly this not only has been an incredibly sad time since but it's ruining my life in the process. I feel like if I had this echocardiogram then maybe I'd be more secure in the thought that my heart is ok but my doctors are not putting me forward. After my stress test the cardiologist nurse said she had shown the cardiologist all my results and that what I have does not sound like cardiac pain, results were good and its either my anxiety or indigestion causing chest pain and to exercise more and try to lose weight. But all I do is worry. I'm on 60 mg paroxetine and 450 pregabalin per day.