A Twitter user gives a personal and much needed public service announcement.
In an effort to bring awareness and help others, Twitter user gwheezie took to social media to discuss the recent heart attack she experienced and to warn other women the symptoms may not appear as one would think.
gwheezie is a nurse and the strange symptoms even managed to have her confused as to her prognosis.
I want to warn women our heart attacks feel different. Last Sunday I had a heart attack. I had a 95% block in my le… https://t.co/GNn8vYyuZI— gwheezie (@gwheezie)1544338906.0
The pain ran across my upper back, shoulder blades & equally down both arms. It felt like burning & aching. I actua… https://t.co/Z4LawTrVJW— gwheezie (@gwheezie)1544339128.0
I’m a nurse. I’m an older woman. I had been spending the week helping my neighbor clean out her barn, I thought I s… https://t.co/aEtqK7mA6E— gwheezie (@gwheezie)1544339424.0
The day before my heart attack I drove 6 hours to help my mother who lives in another state. I thought I should go… https://t.co/Rno9Q3pjIl— gwheezie (@gwheezie)1544339894.0
I was lucky, I had no idea what hospital to go to, the female medics who picked me up took me to a hospital that do… https://t.co/AKZAfcOu7u— gwheezie (@gwheezie)1544340399.0
People appreciate gwheezie using her experience to warn others.
@geewheezie Let's keep this going and raise awareness for the women we love. As a cardiologist I so appreciate thi… https://t.co/rqK3m01FSB— Afshine Emrani MD FACC (@Afshine Emrani MD FACC)1544404260.0
@geewheezie @melanaire_ I’m a paramedic and I tell women this all of the time. Glad you’re still here.— Gallopinto_Y_Platano🇺🇸🇨🇷 (@Gallopinto_Y_Platano🇺🇸🇨🇷)1544413846.0
@geewheezie @empowergracewi Thank you for sharing this.— Kathy dunn (@Kathy dunn)1544407230.0
@geewheezie Thank you for sharing that!— Kat Devlon🌊 (@Kat Devlon🌊)1544403117.0
@geewheezie Thank you for sharing. Glad you are doing better. I spent a decade working in the interventional cath… https://t.co/S28JblRtG5— #TeamPelosi ✌💖🎶 (@#TeamPelosi ✌💖🎶)1544402652.0
Female Heart Attack Symptoms -Pressure or pain in chest, more than a few minutes or goes away and comes back -Pain… https://t.co/gm10vYCxqh— Rachel (@Rachel)1544394412.0
@geewheezie I literally tell my nursing students that "classic" AMI symptoms means "male" AMI symptoms. We ladies d… https://t.co/8H6mDVOXVK— Marie of the Mountains (@Marie of the Mountains)1544454256.0
Many had a similar experience, and some were having it now.
@geewheezie I was an outlier & thought my shoulder back pain was from yoga. I was young non smoker, not overweight,… https://t.co/SkiP7YHAub— CawfeeElf🧝🏼♀️☕️🇺🇸💙 (@CawfeeElf🧝🏼♀️☕️🇺🇸💙)1544417882.0
@geewheezie I’ve been getting chest pains and really bad heart burn for months. And sometimes pain in my left arm.… https://t.co/4ioJl3o8bD— thrompuda (@thrompuda)1544418698.0
@geewheezie I had that feeling on and off for a while and then it got replaced with a constant chest pain that refu… https://t.co/N3Q3DoGOzq— lisaphanord (@lisaphanord)1544409993.0
@geewheezie @nomadsusan1963 I had a cold, and some shortness of breath with a junky cough. I went to the doctor exp… https://t.co/ACNQ1HHrI6— Kim Friberg (@Kim Friberg)1544404837.0
@geewheezie My mom had the exact same thing a couple of months ago. I couldn't believe when I heard when they told… https://t.co/mZxPhhdRj2— ARCHiE (@ARCHiE)1544405548.0
@geewheezie @kazweida As I was reading your thread out loud, my almost 71 years old wife was say “YES”! She though… https://t.co/v2hrtRv2ok— Becky Gilliam (@Becky Gilliam)1544406467.0
@geewheezie I had a massive pulmonary embolism. Started just as neck/shoulder pain, like I’d slept on it wrong. But… https://t.co/4gVktaWjND— Tyler King (@Tyler King)1544417936.0
@geewheezie @cherokeesher2 Same here. Tightness in neck upon exertion. No chest pain, no back pain.— Surgeon/Attorney 🌊🌊 (@Surgeon/Attorney 🌊🌊)1544391941.0
Women need to stop being conditioned not to complain.
@geewheezie @gerrig815 Thank you for this explanation. Glad you're OK now. We women have been conditioned to carry… https://t.co/y18to0pXHo— Lexi0514 (@Lexi0514)1544381057.0
@geewheezie @kirstinestewart This also happened to my mother a year ago and she also went to the ER thinking it was… https://t.co/hdO4Fx13LW— Jennifer Laidlaw (@Jennifer Laidlaw)1544380778.0
Women, dont ignore pain. If you are suffering with prolonged pain or discomfort call a doctor. Women are so used to… https://t.co/qBrhYOrd4Z— Tamara Harris (@Tamara Harris)1544357159.0
The signs can be different for men and women. You know your body better than anyone, If you think something is wrong, go to the hospital.
Do you know the five major symptoms of a heart attack? Learn about the signs and how to prevent heart disease:… https://t.co/6u7x2TAoDl— USA.gov (@USA.gov)1543867206.0
H/T: Twitter moments