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Out of the blue in July 2016 I had a silent heart attack! Whilst being tested as to why this happened as I don't smoke, drink, I exercise regulary and cholestrol, blood pressure and weight are all good things went bad very fast. I started having almost daily multiple/random attacks lasting 40-60 minutes. I went to see my first cardiologist and I wasn't happy with his shear lack of interest in what was happening to me as I didn't look like somone who would have angina! I changed cardiologst and I was admitted to hospital straight away, within 1 hour I saw a cardiologist who looked at my medical records and said I think you have Coronary artery spasms (also known as prinzmetals angina and Cardiac x-syndrome) I was started on clacium channel blockers and within 30 minutes I could feel a difference. What has made me join this forum is to share my story as it's a posistive one, I am now back at work, exercising and I feel nearly my old self. I still have symptoms but I can cope with them. I had a few tweeks to my meds along the way and they can be raised if I ever take a turn for the worse which is good to know. I am on Tildiem - calcium channel blockers and Monomil XL - slow release gtn tablets. I was very, very scared when I was going through this and for months I thought that there was going to be no way back but there was, please hang in there and share your concerns with your doctors, get a cardiologist who you trust and have confidence in. I didn't let it change me so don't let it change you. I wish you all the very best of luck.
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