New Member of the Club

Hi. My name is Cis and unfortunately I am a new member of this club. I experienced my only SCAD two weeks ago.
I experienced feeling light headed, mild chest pain and a heavy feeling in my left arm. That's all. Felt like indigestion.
Fortunately the people I was with insisted I get checked out.
The paramedics administered an EKG and then told me I was in the midst of a heart attack. I was floored as I have NO risk factors whatsoever. I am 58 yrs. old with total chlosterol in the 120's and low blood pressure. I've always been fairly active and in great health.
Now I'm just scared. I'm taking lots of medications for symptoms I don't have. (to lower chlosterol and lower blood pressure) I understand why I have to take them. I just don't like that I have to take them.
I'm feeling like every day is a struggle. I'm concerned that this can happen again. I'm hoping these feeling will pass. I want to get back to normal.
I think the most frustrating thing about this is that no one can give me a reason for it happening. I know what happened, not why. Leaves me tired just thinking about it.

Thanks for letting me vent. Next post I'll try to be better.
Cis

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