I'm concerned I have Angina?

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I have an upcoming appt to rule out cardiac issues, however I thought angina and I thought maybe even costochondritis? It frustrating because i can’t reproduce the pain - Ive had this about 3 weeks?  I only get the twinges of pain (right in the center of my chest/sternum) when walking into work. It’s about a 5 min walk and has a few small hills and inclines. I usually get out of breath (which is normal for me) and i am carrying some extra bags other than my purse. The pain lasts like a literally a split second and then it’s gone until I walk back to my car after work. I may get 2 or 3 quick jabs of pains during my walk. At times the pain can take my breathe away because I dont know when its coming?  I get no warning its coming or radiating pain?  If i try to press my ribs i don’t really have any pain? I only get the pain when walking into work and getting out of breath? The cold winter air makes it worse - which makes me fear angina?? I moved/pulled our heavy trampoline across our yard about a month ago and wonder if that activity isn’t the cause? I didn’t have any pain at that time though? Thank you

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    ?Always get chest pain looked at, which by the sounds of it you are. Everyone here seems to experience angina symptoms a bit differently but there is a general pattern with the every day type angina. there's around 5 different types of angina, you have the predictable type, you have the unstable type and then you start getting into the other 3 types which are very hard to have diagnosed, they are Prinzmetal angina, MVD and what's called syndrome X. The first 2 types are easily distinguishable and can be diagnosed with almost 100% confidence .

    ?You say you moved a heavy trampoline, there's several things you may have done, I'm not a doctor or medical related person, but you could of simply just pulled/strained a muscle all the way down Rhabdomyolysis  or a pulmonary embolism. I was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism 9 months ago, I didn't have the " text " book type symptoms, I only had my normal angina chest pain (coronary artery spasms) and quite a lot of breathlessness but I only just put that down to my spasms getting worse as this occurred in our winter time last year. I also was diagnosed but not with 100% certainty of Rhabdomyolysis, same thing with me, only presented with my typical angina pain.

    ?I'd stick with your plan and get it all checked out and if your wait is a long wait, try not to worry and always remember to go to emergency if chest pain comes on.

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    Hi there I know what ur going though and how u feel .... been in  a and e a few times over the passed 5 weeks chest pain on and of lightheaded and breathlessness .... it seems to get worst on any movement and over time the episode r getting daily now .... blood and ecg fine now waiting for a 7 day monitor to be fitted and ct scan 

    Angina I don't know it is worrying 


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