So most of you know I have been suffering from on and off again chest pain and numbness for several years now. I have had multiple EKG's (all normal) a stress test, chest X rays, and blood work. Everything always comes back normal, so the doctors are telling me it's anxiety. Last Tuesday I had another scare while at work. I was sitting at my desk actually feeling pretty relaxed, when the chest pain hit me like a ton of bricks. I also had sharp shooting pains running down my arms, and my left arm and hand suddenly became numb. I made a trip to urgent care, where they did a full heart work up on me, including EKG, chest Xray, blood work, etc. Of course everything came back normal. I was sent home. My symptoms lasted a few hours, then mysteriously went away. Once again, the doctor told me it was stress/anxiety related. In the past week, I have been experiencing the same symptoms on and off. As a matter of fact, as I am typing this right now, my left arm feels a bit numb and I am having chest pain. I know my doctors keep telling me everything is normal, but when I get these attacks they are scary! One thing urgent care did tell me is that my blood pressure if very high. As a matter of fact, my blood pressure has been high the last several times I have seen the doctor. I am blaming my weight. When I was thin, my blood pressure was always low. Now that I am so fat, it's suddenly high. Speaking of weight, I was weighed at the hospital and found out I officially weigh the most I have ever weighed in my life. At 5'2, I weigh 190. My worst nightmare is getting up to 200. I am back on Weight Watchers, and hoping this time I really stick with it. I am a stress eater, and we call know how stressful my life is. But the high blood pressure scares me, and that is my new motivator. Oh, and one of my coworkers, and friend and a teacher, recently lost 70 pounds. She is now very thin and looks great. We both decided last year to lose weight together. Instead of losing, I gained 32 pounds, and she lost all her weight. I'm jealous! Just the other day, she came up to me and asked me if I wanted her old "fat clothes" because she can no longer fit into them. That really hurt my feelings. I know she was trying to be nice, but it was painful reminder of my weight loss failure. So back I go again, to the diet and exercise routine, and hoping to slowly but surely lose this weight. My health depends on it. Wish me luck!