It’s Not a Heart Attack

Severe fatigue after walking or doing activities of daily living from Thursday evening through Sunday noon. On Saturday morning I suddenly got stabbing pain between my shoulder blades that did not resolve with stretches or laying down. I starting checking my blood pressure, and noticed the pain got worse when my blood pressure was higher (over 180/95) and got better – but did not go away – when my blood pressure was lower (but still over 150/85). I started having cycles of feeling not well with needing to lay down / sleep to feeling relatively fine and back. I went to Urgent Care to get an EKG to make sure I wasn’t having a heart attack. Urgent Care sent me to the ER Saturday about 11:15am.

My symptoms matched those my father had when he had his heart attack. The Urgent Care said no current heart attack. The ER said no signs of heart attack.

The only other thing I can think of is that the cyclic fatigue and malaise feels like when I had a suspected case of COVID-19 back in July (both my tests were negative though). But I did not have the pain then. The ER COVID-19 test was negative.

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