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Sorry for being dramatic but I'm desperate for answers. I'm 47 years old, overweight but have been fortunate enough to be in fairly good health. Six weeks ago I began to get heartburn type pains a few times a day. Then on my way to work one morning the pains were so bad, I ended up in casualty as I thought it was a heart attack. Ecg and chest xray & bloods were normal so I was referred to the chest pain clinic two weeks later. At the clinic, my treadmill test heart results were normal but I'd only managed to walk for 2 mins before pain set in. I'm now due an angiogram on Friday. The doctor says if this is clear, then it could be a gastric problem. My problem is I've now been signed off sick from work for the past 6 weeks as I can't even walk to the bus stop before the pains cripple me now I can't lay down, sleeping is nigh on impossible as soon as I lay down I get a burning pain in my chest, then a numbness spreads to to shoulders and down to my elbow, I'm off my food (unlike me) & feel like there's a lump in my throat. I'm concerned about my angiogram as I need to lie flat for a hour but the pain won't allow me. I've been trawling thru medical websites for advice and am thinking of buying some zantac, gavisgon and tum tums. Has anyone else had similar symptoms? I also need to return to work and want my life back. I'm on levothyroxine for underactive thyroid and her tablets following my hysterectomy last year. Thank you xxx
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