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I have a few questions regarding Angina Pain/Chest Pain.
What is the possibility of a 28 year old man having Angina/CAD?
And yes I'm talking about myself lol.
Basically I have always had chest pain. It started when I was 17 due to Anxiety. I have a Generalised Anxiety Disorder which I take medication for. Propranolol 40mg and Citalopram 10mg daily which I have taken for 10 years. Over the past year (2017) I have presented myself to A&E over 6 times with very very uncomfortable chest pains. The pain can either be Central (Behind my sternum) or to the left side behind my nipple. 90% of the time the pain is located behind my sternum. I can only describe it as a tight ache. OFTEN along with this pain I get a squeezing sensation in my left lower bicep, and also a ache in my left forearm. The pain in my chest can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 4-5 hours and comes at rest. I've noticed lately my legs ache too..
I've spoken to doctors about this, and I have had 8 EKGs and blood tests what all came back normal. Apart from the last test which discovered I have Type 2 Diabetes and also high cholesterol of 7.9 ratio. I was put on Atorvastatin which did not agree with me. I used to suffer heartburn but rarely do now as I take a PPI when I can.
In all honesty I'm fairly inactive, my diet is terrible (I'm looking to change that) and I am a smoker of around 20 per day.
The only symptoms regarding my chest pain are - Central Chest tightness, Left sharp pain behind nipple and also left pain in my arm. This has been progressing for around 1 year to date.
I have spoken to doctors and the only reply they give is "There is nothing wrong with your heart"
How reassuring is this? Yeah.. I'm an idiot and I Google alot. Hence why I'm here...
I'm just looking for some advice from anybody who has any knowledge and information for me.
I'm 28 years old, 6ft 1. Have a bottle of a belly (16st 8lbs). Not an active person with a poor diet. I have smoked for 15 years 20 a day.
Any advice I am grateful. Thank you x
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