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I Had a Heart Attack

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    I Did

    I was twenty four... I was electrocuted at work... It burned my hand severely and it sucked, and it hurt, but I still managed to get back to work after a long weekend... its amazing what you can do after you stop listening to doctors...
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 7, 2012

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    I Had A Heart Attack At 30 Years Old

    it has been going on for about 9 months , i have been suffering back and neck pain , i put this down to a new bed that we bought around this time and really slated the thing , every morning i would wake up feeling ache and sore , i also stated around this time peeing every 5 mins...
    louisc01 louisc01 26-30 2 Responses Feb 15, 2013

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    Because I Am Fat

    Not much to it, I had a heart attack two years ago. Almost died. Not fun
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 20, 2012

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    Heart Attacks, Age 22

    I live near the Teton mountain range. At the time I was very active, fit, and healthy...at least there was no reason to think otherwise. I was a tour guide. Float trips, fly fishing, hunting camps, snowmobile tours, you name it, I did it. While on a snowmobiling trip one...
    EpochCoda EpochCoda 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 24, 2013

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    Can Anyone Offer Me Advice Please And Thank You

    I feel very neglected by my local hospital and GP. I was taken to hospital on Saturday morning with severe chest pains which radiated down my left arm and I had difficulty walking. I am 57 years old and I had been complaining to my Dr for several weeks about pains in both...
    erinshauna erinshauna 56-60, F 5 Responses Sep 13, 2010

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    3 Heart Attacks ..please Read

    I will try and keep this as brief as I can and I will try to answer your questions the best I know how. In 2008 I had my first heart attack and had two stents put in, I went on the usual medications for cholesterol and blood pressure. In 2010 I had another heart attack and at...
    coronary coronary 61-65, M 2 Responses Mar 30, 2013

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    My Heart Attack Experience At 43

    I had a heart attack on October 10th 2009 and it has changed my life completely. I began with a slight feeling of  discomfort in my upper chest and my arms were feeling very tired and achy. It was about 1130pm when it first started. I could not find a comfortable position to...
    MyraRobin MyraRobin 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 26, 2009

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    My Recovery...

    I just wanted to give a few words of encouragement to any heart attack survivors out there wondering if they will ever feel normal again.  Over 5 years ago at age 35, I suffered a pretty bad heart attack that left me in a coma and on life support for 12 days.  For the first...
    Thusie Thusie 36-40 3 Responses Aug 22, 2011

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    It was interesting to get more of the "back

    story" this week on what had happened to me in March. It seems it was a blood clot - not plaque or fat or whatever - that caused the heart attack. The cardiologist told me that was likely from the amount of air travel I do - not diet, exercise, etc. He also said that he...
    ImBatmanNow ImBatmanNow 51-55, M 1 Response May 10

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    I had a heart attack the 23rd of October 2013.

    My symptoms were chest pain and sweating. I had just come home from a restaurant and started doing yard work. The pain started soon after I started lifting sand bags from my truck. The pain was a 10 on scale of 1to 10. I went to the hospital and the performed a EKG. I was...
    bimmerhead bimmerhead 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 2

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    Daughter Saved My Life

    On February 10, 2008, I had a heart attack. I didn't know that's what it was, I just didn't feel so good. I had eaten chinese with my daughter and son-in-law, and they had gone back to their apartment just behind mine. My stomach was hurting and I felt sick, so I went to the...
    ColoGrama ColoGrama 56-60, F 2 Responses Sep 18, 2010

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    Heart Attack @ 56

    I turned 56 in June .August 10th I had a heart attack. I had no idea what was happening. I was taken to er. Where I ended up in surgery. Yap is was a heart attack. The first stent failed when I was in iccu. Back to surgery I went . they said i was having another heart attack. A...
    teri57 teri57 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 9, 2013

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    while i was at the gym working out 3 weeks ago,

    i felt sudden weakness around my chest area. i thought it was normal tiredness but i got very weak and started to sweat heavily. my friends at gym suggested and rushed me to the hospital. i was diagnosed for an heart attack and they cleared a 100% blocked left artery. i felt an...
    balaji6 balaji6 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 1

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    I Had A Heart Attack

    On august 4th 2008 i was shopping at the local supermarket with my youngest daughter (13) when i felt unwell,never dreamt that i was having a heart attack,but 6 hours later i was rushed by ambulance from the hospital i had been taken to, to another hospital, and straight to the...
    rizzzla rizzzla 51-55, M 3 Responses Nov 18, 2009

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    Jaw Who Knew?

    My story is simple. Not so dramatic as some of you. But my heart attack happened on a normal Saturday. I went to gym, came home, showered and went out for lunch. Had a fabulous lunch probably ate too much and laughed wonderfully with friends. Came home and felt strange jaw pain...
    Notfabulous Notfabulous 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 6, 2012

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    Her Heart Stopped For 45 Minutes

    The story with this lady is she had, had a massive heart attack,her heart had stopped for 45 minutes and she was in a very serious way. They managed to revive her, but there was brain damage as a result. They did an MRI scan. The MRI scan showed pretty muchirreparable brain...
    rodders64 rodders64 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 13, 2011

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    On Near-Death Experiences… I had an

    appointment with my cardiologist yesterday, since I’m closing in on the one year anniversary of our acquaintance, courtesy of a 2 AM visit to the ER with a pain in my collarbone that just wouldn’t quit. It’s hard to believe it’s been a year. Some of that disbelief comes...
    VTMarkus VTMarkus 46-50, M Jan 11

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    Unexpected Heart Attack

    18 years ago I was suffering with pains in neck and lower jaw. After seeing the doc several times he referred me to a cardiologist who gave me an exercise ECG which indicated problems. This was followed by an angiogram which showed blocked arteries and a few weeks later i...
    TheFoxtrotter TheFoxtrotter 66-70, M 1 Response Sep 1, 2013

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    I am 29. I had a major heart attack in March.

    I was rushed to hospital and had an angiogram straight away. They scented a 99.9% blockage. I had another heart attack during the angiogram. Two weeks later I had another two angiograms and another two stents because I failed to pass stress tests. It was, it is, numbingly...
    Misslandscape Misslandscape 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I Survived A Widow Maker Heart Attack...

    A week after experiencing this awfully scary thing, I am only now feeling ready to write about it. Hubby and were busy getting ready to leave on a plane trip that was to connect with a ship to sail on a relaxing 10 day cruise in the Pacific Ocean. As it happened...
    PrincessOz PrincessOz 41-45, F 7 Responses Sep 10, 2010

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    Since I had my heart attack I know I have

    changed. My stress limit is shorter, I get upset more easily, feel I need more time by myself, I've lost motivation for work ..... My attack was mild but a heart attack is not only physical but mainly affects ones self.
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 9

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    Was Not Back Trouble

    On October 7th I stayed home from work because I felt so bad - thought I was coming down with the flu - horrible headache, coughing, back hurt, chest hurt - typical symptoms ..........well the next day was the same but the back and chest part got to the point that it...
    TexasDreamer50 TexasDreamer50 56-60, F 2 Responses Oct 17, 2009

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    Last Thursday: Massive chest pain,

    pain in my neck and arms and shortness of breath. It was pretty frightening. I spent the night in the ER and it seems I experienced a "minor cardiac event" - a very mild heart attack that did no damage. But it's clearly a warning and I'm feeling rather vulnerable right now...
    Riffster Riffster 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 14

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    Really??? A Heart Attack! Really???

    Still hard to believe I had a heart attack and now in the world of "heart disease". Being a female, symptoms are sometimes not the "norm". All I did was break out in a cold sweat and my coworkers felt the need to call 911. Imagine - just because I was sweating! And to top that...
    Browneyesgirl Browneyesgirl 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    Drink Water On Empty Stomach

    It is popular in Japan today to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven its value. We publish below a description of use of water for our readers. For old and serious diseases as well as modern illnesses the water treatment...
    freezywater freezywater 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 25, 2013

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    Technically, I Didn'T

    That's what the stupid-assed cardiologists say anyway. They say I had a "cardiac event". Let me describe my "cardiac event" to you. I had just gotten up from lying down, doing what I do with most of my time: reading. I felt light-headed, as sometimes happens, only this time...
    FlorDeLuna FlorDeLuna 46-50, M Feb 4, 2013

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    Heart Attack 45, Healthy, No Smoking, No Drinking...

    YESTERDAY MORNING 30 Dec 2011:Here I am, a healthy but very stressed man of 45. Healthy, within my weight range, no smoking, no drinking... I was planning on going jogging/running the morning this happened.I kept waking up all night with the urge to fry and heavily salt eggs, eat...
    JohnMarch1966 JohnMarch1966 41-45 5 Responses Dec 31, 2011

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    Heart Attack #2

    I had my first heart attack at 40 after playing tennis with a friend. I thought it was heat stroke but found out just how quickly your body can turn on you. I had a stent placed in my heart, got on cholesterol reducing meds, and thought I was back to new. I was working out...
    TonyVandercook TonyVandercook 41-45 2 Responses Mar 28, 2013

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    I had a major heart attack at the age of 32,

    on the 3rd January 2014. I had two stents put into my left pulmonary artery as I had one 100% blockage and another partial blockage. I feel completely overwhelmed. I've always been active and was brought up to not "sit on your laurels" so it's been really hard for me to sit...
    Verbalpunchbag Verbalpunchbag 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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    Life In Danger

    I had a heart attack in February of 2008. My heart healed, I was lucky, and I stayed on my meds diligently. That is until I lost my job and my insurance. The pain from being off of my Rheumatoid meds finally became too much to bear, and my legs are so swollen I can't walk, so...
    ColoGrama ColoGrama 56-60, F 8 Responses Nov 9, 2010

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    Heart Attack At 44

    I had a heart attack at 44 on 9/7/2012. Scariest day of my life. My cardiologist said I was way too young to have an MI. As a woman, symptoms are not always diagnosed correctly. I was experiencing pain between my shoulder blades, which I thought was a muscle pull. It was...
    Alohagirl Alohagirl 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 17, 2013

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    Any Advice Please!!!!!

    I had a "mild" heart attack and had to have two stents placed. This was about 6/7 weeks ago. The problem is that I am feeling so tired still that I can't seem to do anything. I have not been able to get back to work, nor do anything other than go out for about an hour a day...
    monica20122 monica20122 56-60 5 Responses May 9, 2013

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    My Best Friend Died Yesturday

    My best friend and little brother died yesturday of a massive heart attack. He was 31 yrs old. 6 ft 2 inch tall 280 Lbs. I know that means nothing when you fiqure in a lot of other things. Did someone else lose someoneone so young. Let me know
    hebb hebb 41-45 4 Responses Sep 24, 2011

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    Too Young For A Heart Attack

    I had a heart attack, young, at 37. I survived and have lived an amazing life. I write about it in detail in my new book, "Too Young for a Heart Attack". It is my hope that my book will help other young heart attack survivors cope. More info at www.tooyoungforaheartattack.com...
    StuSegal StuSegal 61-65, M Oct 25, 2013

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    I Never Thought It Would Happen To Me...

    but it did. September 12, 2012 began like any normal day. Got to work, had a workout and shower, and headed to my desk. Had a good breakfast and greeted my folks as they began to arrive for the day. 9:00 - all was well. 10:00 - started to feel a little warm but did not think...
    1oldsnoopydoll 1oldsnoopydoll 56-60, F 6 Responses Sep 25, 2012

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    Heart Attack What Heart Attack

    It was a Tuesday evening and I was home alone lying in bed as I was suffering from a bout of pneumonia. It is a form of legionariies disease so can be unpleasant. That night though I was felling worse that normal so the next morning I decided to see the Doc. I went their and...
    Jag62 Jag62 46-50 3 Responses Feb 4, 2013

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    I may have had a HA on may 28

    while at work.. I drive a forklift and it was a very boring stress free day... I never felt "pain" just an increasing pressure or tightness in my entire chest... It got to a point of very uncomfortable but not quite pain.. Honestly it felt like I needed to burp! And I did burp a...
    braidonthorn braidonthorn 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    Massive Heart Attack At 33

    im 33. I have high blood pressure and cholesterol both are under control with meds. I thought I had the flu. in reality i was having a heart attack. What was more surprising was it wasnt my first heart attack. i had a silent heart attack at some point. I ended up with quintuple...
    nalyah nalyah 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2012

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    I'm in shock. I'm only 31.

    I'm a healthy person. My daughter is almost 2. She's my first baby. I'm married. My husband, family & friends are devastated. I was having some chest pains, dizziness & nausea 2 Fridays ago. I thought nothing of it because I was having a panic attack. Things like that aren't...
    zendx zendx 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 4

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    Heart Attack At 44....27th Of January 2011

    about 8am, i had just fuelled up my works van at my local garage in Lee Mill near Plymouth...i was on my way to Exeter to pick up a colleague for a job in Bideford, north devon..i'm feeling a bit odd but take no notice, been feeling strange for a while with odd dizzy spells, so i...
    rattler675 rattler675 41-45, M 13 Responses Feb 18, 2011

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    My Father Had A Heart Attack

    HE WAS ON HIS WAY TO WORK WHEN HE FELT PAIN IN HIS CHEST AND IT WAS HARD FOR HIM TO BREATHE. HE CALLED HIS BROTHER TO TAKE HIM TO HOSPITAL, THE DOCTORS SAVED HIM. THE PROBLEM IS THAT HE IS VERY TIRED, SLEEPS ALOT, DEPRESSED. HE IS NOT THE SAME PERSON AGAIN. THIS CHANGED THE...
    MARRIANA MARRIANA 31-35, F May 19, 2013

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    Heart Attack At 46, Oct 2010

    My symptom was a burning sensation high in the chest, which came and went during the day, only lasting a few minutes at a time. It was very mild. I had an ache in my jaw, but dismissed it as normal for me as I grind my teeth. I assumed it was indigestion because I was ravenous...
    Tuley Tuley 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 4, 2011

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    I had a heart attack on Sunday.

    It was nothing like I thought a heart attack would feel like. No chest pain - only pain radiating from my shoulders to my elbows on both sides. Then sweating. Then chills. Then nausea. I got to the hospital & they decided it was a heart attack. They had me sign all kinds of...
    ImBatmanNow ImBatmanNow 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 11

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    Heartattack At 44

    hi all i had a heart attack 3 weeks ago woke p ready for work hoovered around then put kettle on had the pain then really thought it was indegestion got my self to work lucky i work in a hospital couldnt stand pain no more and noticed my pulse in my neck pumping hard so took my...
    mandy40 mandy40 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    One Day You Are The Healthiest And Next Day The Most Sick

    I am 36 years old. I was very healthy, used to do everything right, at least thats what I thought. I was a vegeterian, used to do yoga regularly, used to take fish oil, eat healthy and had no family history of heart disease. I used to read a lot about health and food. Last 1 year...
    ganand25 ganand25 36-40 4 Responses Dec 15, 2012

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    Left Anterior Ventricular Descending Coronary Arterial Occlusion

    When I was 22 and working as a children's theatre performer, we travelled to Adelaide to take part in a youth arts festival.Sue and I performed our two-person show, based on the Rumplestiltskin story, in the park between the Festival Centre and the river, with me...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous 51-55, M 6 Responses Jan 14, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I'm having one right now :'( I'm having horrible flashbacks of the day a guy asked my love to prom and they started dating :'(
    ywilliam31 ywilliam31 16-17, M Jul 26

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    Seriously, I'm close to Google'ing heart attack symptoms. However, I do know the cause of this pain, and have done it to myself, so a Google search will do nothing but make me...
    Jenelle360702 Jenelle360702 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I had anxiety attack today I front of my boyfriend but he comforted me while I was it in and clammed me down tomorrow I get to see him
    Elisharocks12 Elisharocks12 13-15, F Jul 23

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    My first day at my job I had a panic attack in front of a bunch of customers. I am a cashier. I feel sorry for the lady I was checking out because she had to see that. Does anyone...
    bec413 bec413 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I had my first panic attack right before I entered 6th grade. I was sitting in Sunday School and suddenly an incident that occurred a few months before popped in my head. A few...
    harmony4850 harmony4850 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    I had my last panic attack a few weeks back, and it was rather severe. My heart was racing, I was shaking and I couldn't stop rocking back and forth. My friend was comforting me at...
    xSundip xSundip 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 20

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