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I have been having some chest 'pains' for a couple of weeks. I have been seen at A & E and also the rapid chest pain clinic where I had blood tests and ECG's and was told that everything was normal last week and that I was 'low risk' but that they would send me to have a CT Coronary Angiography but my appointment is not until the end of May.
I don't get the pains every day and they are not always the same. They come on if I am doing nothing (but usually after eating). It sometimes feels like someone is holding and squeezing my ribs with a bit of heaviness and a strange sensation goes across my chest sometimes up the back of my neck to my head and under my jaw or like my sternum is being pressed hard and the pain is there. The feeling is almost like when you get embarrassed and feel yourself flushing but a bit prickly. It's not painful compared to having babies and root canals or gallbladder stone blockage.
I do have costrocondritis and have had gallbladder problems in the past (a failed operation to remove it so they put slits in the duct for stones to fall through if there were any). It is making me very anxious which obviously won't help matters. I've been told angina is excrutiating and I would know about it but I can't help worrying. It's making me so anxious which obviously doesn't help matters.
I am a 53 year old, perimenopausal woman! (A very scared one!!)
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