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to keep it as short as pos, high blood pressure over a number of years due to lvh over last 2 years experiencing chest pain was diagnosed with angina jan 2013 after being admitted to hospital, jan this year taken in again now have unstable angina on doing routine xray they say I have a shadow on my lung which they did a ct scan, I have also been diagnosed as having fibromyalgia, and recently told I have osteopenia altho not worried about that to much. I take bisoprelol, clopidogrel, omeprezol, monomil, statin, and pregabalin for the fibro cant take anti inflamatorys, due to go back to heart specialist end april, in mean time have appointment with gp on Thursday as pain with fibro playing up also started experiencing sudden episodes of feeling weak and shaky like you need to eat asap even tho I have eaten it feels horrible and have to sit down don't know what it could be does anyone experience this not sure if its meds thankyou .

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    Hi there Moira, One would assume you have been tested for diabetes ? there also is a condition that is opposite to diabetes that also causes those "weak " and "shaky" feelings but I can't remember the name of the condition...Anything to do with the lungs can also cause chest pain...It's a wonder I'm not glowing radio active smile Iv'e had that many chest xrays with nothing to be found.....
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    Hi Samuel thankyou for reply no not considered diabetes but will get that checked don't think I could cope with adding anything else to the list just feel like my whole body is packing in physically even having random reaction to things and flu or hayfever like symptoms, have had to stop working due to the angina being unstable and the nature of my job.
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    I feel your pain Moira sad although I don't get the hay fever symptoms and *touch wood* rarely get the flu. I have been diagnosed with Prinzmetal Angina which falls under "unstable angina" category, it intereferes with my life greatly with having to call an ambulance at least once a week sometimes in bad cases up to 3 times, I've had 17 visits to our emergency room since January and we are only into March. I have just received a referral to a pain management clinic or as our public hospital call it....persistent pain services, with the questions that are being asked I don't think I would be accepted (my personal opinion ) because technically I'm not in pain everyday,I don't know I could be wrong with my feeling because when the pain comes it is debilitating My medication only helps to a certain extent and for unstable angina GTN (Nitrolingual spray) doesn't always get rid of the "bad" turns it reduces the pain by 1-2 notches then creeps back up
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    hi samuels don't know a lot about prinzmetal angina how awful for you backward and forward to the hospital so distressing. since ive started the monomil tablet it does seem to have reduced them occurences for me although as you say I do now and again get that sensation of chest pain kreeping back and it does take a couple of goes with the gtn spray and eventually eases, theres been one or two occasions where ive thought omg gonna have to go hospital but not quite got to that stage. pain regarding the fibromyalgia is awful and fluctuates never know what kind of day il wake upto when ive had a good sleep seems to indicate a less painful day. taking progablin and starting to reduce the pain but not a great deal will wait and see.
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    hi samuels forgot to say went to docs regarding diabetes also at same time got ct scan results for lung said theres nothing sinister but said I have a small 3mm kidney stone in upper left kidney so not worried about that assume it will just flush out will find out when go back for my consultants appointment end of april.

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