Hi all at HU, my name is Sherilyn and I'm a 17 year old girl. A few bits of relevant information about me include:
- I am in a very physically demanding job which involves always moving around and being on my feet
- I often do not get time, or almost "foget" to probably eat as much as I whould. I am slightly underweight but have gained weight since seeing a nutritionist.
- I am Vegetarian.
Anyways, for the past two weeks I have been experiencing insufferable chest discomfort which is not relieved by pain medication. The pain constantly manifests itself in different ways - sometimes it will be a stabbing feeling in my heart, other times a numbness at my neck and other times a burning sensation spreading across to my armpits - each day it is different. The pain is worse when I exercise or when deep breaths are required (eg singing) and I have also been experiencing a painful swelling in my mouth accompanied by dizziness, swollen glands, a red area at the back of my mouth which is painful to the touch (i suspect i may be cuttingg a tooth?) and migraines which are worse in the morning. Any ideas anyone?
I visited the GP and they didn't hear anytjing abnormal from my heart and lungs but booked me in for a precautionary ECG this Tuesday. They also took an oxygen level test which again came back normal. I'm very scared and confused about what this could be and just hope I havent overworked my heart to the point of causing permanent damage.
Thanks guys, all advice and suggestions gratefully received Xx