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Three days ago i was admitted to A&E by ambulance with chest pains similar to heart burn, pain in the left side of my ribs, shortness of breath and pins and needles in my left arm. Im 42 years old, non smoker and in generally good health.
ECG, chest xray and bloods all came back normal, however i was told i must see a cardiologist within a week as i may have Pericarditis. I was not given any further advice and have been home resting since. The pains come on and off during the day, but arent quite as bad as they were and when i saw my GP she said it was nothing to worry about and sent me home, again with little or no firm advice.
I generally feel ok other than the tightness and pins and needles coming on and off.
I work in an office, with little manual labour, but have over an hours commute by road to and from work. Am i able to return to work, or should i rest at home until I have seen the cardiologist which is not for another week?
Should i be taking aspirin to help?
Any help, thoughts or advice from people who have experience something similar would be much appreictaed.
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