Hi, my husband, 54, had a heart attack just over a year ago but had continued and continuous chest pain afterwards. He was referred back to the specialist in the Autumn who started him on nitrate while he waited forthe appt. This has helped considerably with the pain.
However, when he saw the cardiac nurse she said because the pain was continuous it couldn't be his heart causing it (reassuring but what is?). She also said the nitrate might be masking other sources of pain eg gastric. He was sent for a cardiac MRI to be certain. This has come back as normal (apart from slight damage from the original MI). So none the wiser what is causing the pain.
Specialist has discharged him without saying what the do about the the nitrates so GP has suggested coming off and starting Omeprazole for stomach. Any advice on weaning off nitrates?