Recently, one of my friends started to feel really nauseous in the middle of the night. She was unable to sleep and contacted another friend who suggested and took her to the hospital. Turns out the nausea was not from an over sized meal earlier in the day. It was a mild heart attack!
Would I have suspected that? Would you?
- Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest. It lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back.
- Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
- Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
- Other signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.
- As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain.