I agree with Big Al ... you should get to the doctor asap. I haven't had 4 heart attacks ... in fact, I was completely asymptomatic before going in for a routine bi-annual stress test only to discover I was so close to a potential heart attack and wound up having double bypass. You're clearly with classic symptoms, so get to the doctor!!
Good luck and hang in there.
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REBECCAB4244 - You had more than a scare. You need to contact your doctor right away and get in to see her(him) immediatly. You probably should have gone to the ER. Please take care of this asap as you may not get a second chance. Take it with a grain of salt from someone who has had at least 4 heart attacks. That kind of sweating isn't normal and is a major symptom that your heart is tryint to tell you something important. I'm sending my prayers and good wishes...Big Al
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I have NOT been taking care of myself, nor have I been logging in to SparkPeople. Yesterday morning I woke up feeling OK except I was sweating profusley. I had to turn the hair dryer on several times to dry off. I had forgotten to take my meds the night before and attributed my sweats to that. I got to work and began having pain in my left shoulder. I was waiting on a customer when I began to have chest pains. My co-workers recognized that I wasn't feeling good and tried to get me to go sit down. Stubborn person that I am finished what I was doing first! I took a nitroglycerine tablet and fanned myself. I was sweating pretty good at that point. After 5 min. I was still hurting, so I took another tablet. I told my friend that I had read that if after 3 tablets one received no relief they should call 911 or go to the ER. I got better after 2. I still wasn't myself until late afternoon. My friends said that I went from looking like me to deadly pale.
I have to reschedule my doctor appointment anyway, so I think I will move it up. I don't know whether to schedule right away or a month away. I know what I would tell someone who wrote this blog. I probably should go right away, but what if it was caused by me missing my meds the night before? I would feel like a fool!
I know that I should go ahead and call the doctor, but I'm thinking that I want to see if it happens again.
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