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hi I'm hoping for some advice. Just got back from the doctors who has referred me on to specialists. Could anyone who has angina please tell me your symptoms many thanks. 

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    Hi gill00147. I hope you aren't suffering too much as I understand some people have problems on the heat.

    My husband was told he had angina in February after severe chest pains while working in Aruba. Since then he has had no further episodes. He has had an angiogram which showed some calcification but no need for stents. It did make him keep more control over his life and rethink his eating habits so he has lost almost a stone.

    Hopefully your situation will be managed by tablets alone. Take care x

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      Thank you for your reply Marie. My symptoms are burning in my chest going down my arms.  Doctors aren't sure what it is at the moment. I'm on hrt and there not sure if it's connected. 

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      I just saw this and realised what you meant smile.

      ?HRT, I'm not a doctor, just an angina sufferer, however upon my research into angina, particularly the one I have had a diagnosis of, prinzmetal angina. I have read that HRT can cause angina type symptoms , now I don't want to scare you, but if you are menopausal you are at a greater risk of getting heart disease/problems. I'm sure your doctors have discussed all the possible things that could occur or be more prone to with you. 

      ?PS... I'm a male, as I said I came across this in my readings of heart disease and angina. 

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      Thank you for your reply. Iam now 100% it was the gel I was using as I stopped it for a week applied some last night and this morning the side effects returned. 😔Will not be using it again. 

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    Hi gill,

    ?Symptoms I have experienced with angina, central crushing/squeezing chest pain, pain radiating into left shoulder and down arm, the pain can also be a heavy feeling, breathless and on many occasions sweaty, I have had pain into the jaw and nausea. Some will experience all of the, how can I put it, let's say, some can experience all the side symptoms from the central crushing/squeezing or heaviness in the chest, others will experience one , two others with it, but generally I believe everyone cops the lot as mentioned above in an angina attack. Everyone can be different, but the easy angina can be picked up relatively easy with ECG's and other tests, I say the easy angina because there is around 4 different types, possibly more that I have forgotten, you have stable angina which is bought on at a predictable time, like walking, going up a flight of stairs, even going out to do the gardening or , well any kind of physical work. The other is unstable angina, now this is where it branches off into other types of angina if this type can't be found on tests, unstable angina occurs while at rest or sleep, no physical activity starts it, by that I mean, sure physical activity can bring it on or aggravate it but it's always while a person is at rest. I mentioned that with unstable angina is where it branches off if they can't find the first two types of angina, they are prinzmetal angina, MVD  and cardiac syndrome X, these are always harder to diagnose.

    ?Angina is an extremely painful thing to have, GTN ( the spray under the tongue ) generally relieves the pain but not always and this is when you need to be calling an ambulance, if the pain doesn't subside or completely disappear after 3 sprays of GTN, that's the usual recommendation from doctors/cardiologists.

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      Thank you you for your reply. I'm now certain it's due to the hrt I have been using. 

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