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  • #31
    Re: Chest Pain - What's HCM and what's not?

    Thanks everyone.

    I'm feeling loads better today and as I have an appointment next week with my cardiologist I'll bring up everything then.
    In my 30's, Diag HCM Feb 08, ICD May 08, Myectomy June 30th 2011, Gene +ve, At the moment I'm taking... Verapamil 480mg (when I remember).

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    • #32
      Re: Chest Pain - What's HCM and what's not?

      Chest pain is my worst symptom and it get's so frustrating. If I'm home I just try to lay down and chill and eventually it goes away. Kinda has too eventually. But, if I'm out esp at work then immediately rushed to the ER although my last visit at one of Florida's famous hospitals was right up there with your doctor! I was working a Halloween Horror Night and had walked the length of the park to pick up my police officer (yeah HHN is so bad all security must have an officer with them at all times!). I got there and just stopped in my tracks, felt like my heart just stopped, according to co-workers I turned white as a ghost, was drenched in sweat, freezing, severe chest pain, and light-headedness. Our medics got there and my 02 was at 88% and the Ambulance was called. When we got to the hospital was when it got bad. I don't know if they didn't tell them that I was having chest pain or had a history of hcm with AICD and V-tach, but they promptly took me to the waiting room. I asked them if they were serious and they said "yeah". I sat there in excruciating pain for about twenty minutes had sweated through both shirts and was shivering. I went to the triage nurse and told her that I was really feeling ill. Her response " You should have come on an ambulance". I thought my AICD was going to fire right then I was soo mad which didn't help matters. I proceeded to tell her using some expletives my pastor would not condone that I did come in on an ambulance and was dumped in the waiting room. She went back to the back and within minutes they had me in a bed. I saw the nurse once to give me some pain meds and saw the PA not even a doctor once. Then an orderly came up and said "hop into the wheelchair I'm taking you to your room". What room? I implored. Oh, I guess you're being admitted. Why am I being admitted? Oh, I don't know ask the nurse when you get on your floor. On top of it all they last my security shirt which I now have to pay for!

      So, I feel your pain with idiotic medical professionals. At times I swear I come out worse than when I went in if that is possible!

      Mary S.

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