*NOTE* I am going to the ER tomorrow during the day after the kidlets are gone to school I've been having issues for the last 6 or 7 months. Possible variant angina (it happens at rest instead of physical activity, usually no chest pain in most people but with all the lovely scariness of regular angina), difficulty catching my breath both in physical activity and at rest, the worse kind of random hiccups one could imagine, palpitations that feel like muscle spasms (not the kind that hurt, like the kind you get at the corner of your elbow just at the crook of it, twitching like), extreme fatigue and leg weakness, it's hard to move around. I am hating the two flights of stairs I have in this house and how many times I have to use them a day. I hadn't realized how many times I do use them a day. About 4 months ago it got extremely bad, the palpitations were almost every day and last longer than the normal 5 to 10 minutes. Still no pain but I cut my caffeine intake when that started to happen and it has calmed down for that for the most part. I checked the symptom checker on webmd to get an idea of what I should talk to the doctor about at the local hospital when I go in tomorrow. It had everything from mycarditis\pericarditis (makes sense I have three teeth I can't afford to fix for 10+ yrs and I've had Scarlet Fever last year that can turn into Rhuematic fever and cause damage to the heart), Long QT Syndrome, PAT\SVAT, I do have MVP with regurgitation. It also said it could be extreme anxiety or a generalized anxiety issue (PTSD included? I'm not sure). It also brought up lung embolism (good gods remind me not to go checking google or webmd and scaring the **** out of myself). I know it's cardiac related. Yes, I know I shouldn't have ignored it for so long. We have a major lack of doctors here and the ER at the dinky local hospital is the only place I can go and I hate the wait times...4 or 5 hours just to get sent home and told I'm too young to be in any real danger (they have done this before, not for this issue at hand). EL is starting to really be a **** hole town...especially in my age bracket. It stinks to live here and yet I will not move because I worked so hard to get the Special Education kids what they need. I refuse to start over and wait another 2 or 3 yrs for their needs...I'm frustrated with this town all the way around.