Shortly after lunch I started to feel really weird. My chest felt like someone was sitting one it, I had shortness of breathe, I felt like I was going to pass out and things started to get numb and tingly. I couldn't concentrate. I logged onto Aetna's webpage and found the local Urgent Care and got directions. I waited about 30 minutes to see if it would pass and then told a co-worker that I was heading off to Urgent Care and she offer to take me. I have such good co-workers!
I have never experienced this before! So I get in to see the doctor and I couldn't believe the things that were coming out of his mouth. He said "well, it doesn't seem anything cardio... but I can do an EKG, but that is expensive." You are too young and you seem to be active so having cholesterol problems couldn't be it. Mind you he doesn't have a test results in front of him, hasn't asked me about my life style or eating habits to know any of this! Then he looks up at me and says do you have any family history with heart disease. I was so peeved at this point. Why do I fill out the survey, if you are not going to look. I told him yes, my Dad just passed away from hypertensive Cardio Megely (sp?) which boils down to a heart attack due to high blood pressure or something like that. And my Grandfather passed away from a heart attack at ta young age, too. He offered me a chest x-ray, but he didn't think it would show anything. What type of doctor is this? He offers me test, like I have to select what type of testing I need. I kept asking "what is your recommendation?" and "that's it?" He finally diagnosed me with a chest inflammation that comes on randomly with no cause and advises me to take 400-600mg of Advil and if it still bothers me after 3 days then to come back. WTF? Are you kidding me? Oh and he said for me to take a vacation. This was such a waste of time and $20!