I did not know that heartburn was a symptom of an impending heart attack.
My book, “Been Dead, Never Been To Europe” goes into detail about what happened during my heart attack event.
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Transcription For Heart Attack Symptom: Heartburn
Hello, my name is Jon Johnston. I am a Widowmaker heart attack survivor and a brain injury survivor.
If you found this video (article) because you were searching for heart attack symptoms and you think that you may be having an issue, I’d urge you to go to the emergency room, because what I’ve learned from recovering my life after my heart attack is that if you wait and you are having a problem, you’re only making things worse.
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My heart attack symptom was heartburn.
I never got heartburn in my life. I ate a lot of spicy food, I ate the hottest hot sauces that you could find and they never really bothered me that much. At least they never gave me heartburn.
So I surprised a couple of days before my heart attack that I had very severe heartburn and I tried to figure out what was going on. It hurt a lot. I never equated it with a heart attack at all. I always thought when you have a heart attack, you were supposed to have tingling in your arm or chest pains from your heart. Having a heart attack never occurred to me in my entire life because I kept myself in shape. I had physicals every year, nothing ever indicated a cholesterol problem. Nothing ever, ever indicated before that that I would have a heart attack, but heartburn.
So for like a day and a half to two days, I had severe heartburn and I kept trying to take antacids. I did that thing where when nobody was looking, I took the Pepto Bismol bottle and drank right out of it in the kitchen. None of that stuff had any effect that didn’t help the heartburn and on and I was trying to figure out what was going on.
I was at a customer site. I was in pain. I took my glasses off, I rubbed my forehead, and my customers said told me later that I yelled “Oh God” and then I collapsed in my chair. I was dead for 20 minutes. They shocked me five times on the way the hospital two more times in the ER to bring me back. I was induced to a coma after I had a stent placed in my heart.
You do not want this. So if you are have any idea if you’re having issues or having what you think are symptoms of a heart attack, please go get help because by waiting you only make things worse.
That is my heart attack symptoms story.
I’ll be telling many more stories about my heart attack as well as what I did to recover my life after extreme trauma. Thank you for listening.