I am new here and hoping maybe someone can relate to what i have been going through and have some advice of what I should do next. I have been sick for over a month now. Pressure and heaviness in center of chest, pain in left side of chest, left shoulder, between shoulder blades, left side of neck, left arm, as well as numbness at times in arm, nausea, fatigue, weakness and dizziness. It got so bad 3 weeks ago that I went to the e.r and was admitted. They put the nitro patch on and it took the pain and pressure away. EKG and echocardiogram were normal though. They discharged me and said maybe something with my stomach, my back or just stress. I have had endoscopy, back and neck mri, chest ct scan and stress test done since then, all of which are normal. I know something is not normal though! I went from being a very busy, very active, 36 yr old mother of 3, to being someone who can barely get out of bed most days. I switched cardiologists and like the one I have now much better. He thinks it is not likely my heart, but is not dismissive about it as the other one was. He said the only way to know for sure is a cardiac cath. At first, I was so relieved he was going to do it. Then I became more and more worried about getting it done. I know it is very routine and relatively safe. But I also know that when something bad happens during or after it, it can be very bad and even deadly. My husband thinks I am crazy. My family does not think I should have the test. They feel it is too big of a risk to take when we don't know if there is anything wrong with my heart to begin with. Rationally, I tell myself the chances of it being my heart must be small. I am 36, healthy weight, no risk factors. However, I feel like I am literally going to die some days! I just don't know what to do. I guess my biggest fear at this point is doing the cath, having it turn out that my heart is totally fine, and something terrible happening to me because of the cath. How do I justify putting myself at the risk when no dr has said to me they think there is a good chance that it's my heart??? I just want to get better and be here for my children!! I should add that I do have anxiety about my health, I always have, which is why my husband thinks there really isn't anything wrong with me. The difference is, the anxiety has always been there, this crazy debilitating sickness has not been. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!