drove myself to A & E yesterday with chest pain in THE CENTRE of my chest and centre only.
told them i have asthma and what meds i am on and told them that the pain was not what i usually feel when having an attack. my only symptom was the pain, i.e. no SOB etc.
they did an ecg and told me my heart was quite fast. apart from that they didnt tell me much. after 5 hours i was sent home with the feeling that the entire time the only thing that had been checked was my heart and from the questions they were asking it seemed as though they were determening whether i was having a heart attack or not.
by the time i left, the pain had gone but they DID ask me whether i wanted to stay (??) but i said no thank you. i was to go home, take pain killers and sleep with two pillows to ""help my heart and asthma"".
my experience was fine. they were kind to me and although the waiting was long and the doctors sparce, over all it wasnt bad- especially as i had gone alone.
what i am wandering is: could this have been asthma related? i never took my inhaler during all of this as i was concerned my already fast heart beat would speed even more and wasnt sure what was causing the pain. but even though they never once mentioned my asthma, does that mean it was all heart related? Im only 22..... but i DO get palpitations and heart pain occasionally- more often than i think i should be, but STILL i am only 22.... my family history is however unknown.
anyone out there with any comments that might shed some light on my situation?