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Old 08-08-2015, 05:46 PM   #1  
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Default Scared of Heart Problems

I am 31 and weigh in at 283 currently. I'm down 12 lbs! Anyway,
I had a small chest pain while walking on the treadmill the other day and so I had my husband take me to the emergency room. They did an EKG and Chest X-Ray and both were fine. They told me it was probably just chest wall pain and to follow up with my primary physician. I had a smaller pain in my chest 2 days later but in the same area (under my left breast). My Primary did blood tests for cholesterol and diabetes and those came back normal. She scheduled a Cardiac Stress Test since both incidents happened during activity.

I am now terrified to workout at all. My stress test isn't for another week and a half and I can't describe the feeling of fear I have every minute of every day right now. My dad died during his 2nd heart attack and I am terrified.

I am also living with extreme guilt everyday for putting myself in this situation. I feel like now that I am finally serious about living a healthier lifestyle and losing weight that I'm being punished for living so unhealthy for so many years.

This is long and kind of rambling but I could really use some support.
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Old 08-08-2015, 07:27 PM   #2  
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That must have been so scary! Maybe you should hold off on the exercise until you get the results of the stress test? Good luck and let us know how everything goes.
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