Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for July 14, 2006

I was googling chest pain this morning and I came across an article regarding mitral valve prolapse. It detailed sharp chest pain as a symptom. Interesting because when my doctor sent me to the emergency two years ago, the specialist seemed rather annoyed that I was bothering him because all of the tests came out normal. I asked him if the pain was due to the mitral valve prolapse and he said no. “It could be anything.” was his direct response. So was my sharp pain due to mitral valve prolapse or allergies as my acupuncture doctor suggested?

Mitral Valve Prolapse

Mitral valve prolapse usually has no symptoms, but some people experience palpitations (sensation of rapid or strong heartbeat) and chest pain. Chest pain associated with mitral valve prolapse differs from that of typical angina in that it is sharp, does not radiate, and is not related to physical exertion. Other symptoms include fatigue, light-headedness, and shortness of breath.

My chest pain was sharp, did not radiate, was not related to physical exertion and I did have shortness of breath.

Not one doctor or specialist told me it was a symptom of mitral valve prolapse.

Not one doctor or specialist ever mentioned or suggested that it could be linked to a magnesium deficiency.


July 14, 2006 - Posted by | Health | , ,

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