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Im a 43 year old reasonably fit male and have been getting severe chest pains in what i can only describe as kind of like an attack lasting between 5 and 20 minutes.....these attacks are usually brought on by even just light exertion and normally only happen in the mornings.....they start off with a burning sensation in the throat and chest and once in full swing a nausea feeling,sweating and severe chest pain.
I have had blood tests that showed nothing,ecg showed nothing and ended up being told its acid indigestion for which i was prescribed Ranitidine 150mg twice per day......this calmed it down a bit but i was still getting these attacks just not quite so bad.....doc said to double the dose to 300mg twice per day and within a few days the attacks stopped......upon a return visit the doctor suggested i halve the dose back down while im awaiting an upper gastro endoscopy in a few weeks time.......however within a day of halving the dose the attacks returned with a vengeance......
I just find it hard to believe that the severity of this pain can be merely down to indigestion.....i feel like im acting like a big sissy but im a big strong fella who is being reduced almost to tears when these attacks happen,all i can do is sit completely still and concentrate on breathing while trying to just tough it out.....naturally when it first started happening i thought i was having a heart attack or at least angina attack but of course i am not,however the fear and anxiety that comes over me when this happens probably doesnt help.........i just dont know what to do and having trawled through near ever page of the internet cannot seem to read anyone who has suffered similar.......so decided to get it down in black and white so to speak.....any advice would be gratefully recieved.
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