I am hoping that someone can advise or point me in the right direction with regard to symptoms that I have been experiencing for over 12 months.
I have a history of Pulmonary Embolisms (4 in total over the years) and DVT's in my right calf.
Following my latest episode of PE in November 2014, I have experienced significant chest pain and shortness of breath. There have been occasions when such symptoms have led to admission to A and E Departments, where the usual tests of Chest X Ray's, ECG's and CT Scans ensued, all negative for any condition.
I am currently under the care of the Cardiology team at my local Hospital and have had one echocardiogram to rule out Pulmonary Hypertension.
The latest diagnosis is costochondritis.
Over the past three days, my chest pain has become unbearable, blood pressure high, palpitations and erratic pulse, which saw me attend my GP for an ECG.
The first results were abnormal, with a repeat test revealing a normal result.
Whilst my GP is very good, she is convinced that anxiety and stress are contributing factors to my symptoms, and remains convinced that costochondritis is the true diagnosis.
Interestingly, two days after my ECG at my Doctor's, I was contacted by my local hospital to arrange for a 24 hour ECG monitoring program.
I also have a stress echocardiogram in January.
I know my own body and feel that the medics are currently 'missing something'. I feel that I am being misdiagnosed. I cannot sleep with the chest pain and movement is severely restricted.
Does anyone on the forum have any knowledge or experience that can assist my quest for peace of mind?