I don't know what is going on. Maybe I'm dehydrated. Maybe I'm extremely sleep-deprived. Maybe even anemic. Or maybe something else is wrong.
But I keep having heart/chest issues. This is hard for to me to type and open up about because it's been going on for some time now, off and on, and I just really didn't want to talk about this.
A few times when I've gotten up in the morning my heart races, even doing the most menial tasks. It's fine after I take a nap. And then sometimes I feel a pain where the sternum is (middle of chest). It's never my actual heart, more my lungs really. Sometimes it is hard to take a deep breath.
I finally got the courage to call my OB doctor about it yesterday. He told me I should call my regular doctor about this and be seen for tests. Well, unfortunately, I don't have a primary care physician. So I'm awaiting to hear back to see if my OB will refer me to someone for tests.
In the meantime pray. I don't think it is my heart. I'm probably getting dehydrated. I'm trying to stay on top of water and rest today.
Update: my doctor called back to say they referred me to a cardiologist. Now I feel like a total fool for saying anything in the first place because it's probably nothing and I'll spend probably hundreds, if not thousands, on tests that show a perfect heart (well, hopefully perfect!).
I haven't painted in weeks and the fumes are long gone. So I think it has more to do with my mental health affecting me. This did happen when I was about 13 years old but I forgot about it until everyone kept saying, "panic/anxiety attacks" because that is exactly what happened when I was 13.
Oh well. Going to go see the cardiologist anyway, once I get a call from them. Better safe than sorry!