Hi all. After recently waking at 2 am, with the most agonising pain in my chest, i was taken to hospital by ambulance and subjected to various tests (ECG and bloods)
Initally, my ECG was normal, both at home with the ambulance guys and in A and E, but after the ECG changed and i was put in the care of a coronary nurse and was treated for a "heart episode" and admitted to CCU.
After review from the Dr, it was suggested to me that the pain "wasn't caused by the heart" and that it was most likely to be musculoskeletal.
I know my body and I know it's not a muscle strain. Muscles dont heal in a matter of hours, surely?
The initial pain i had was left central, into my neck, throat and the top of my left arm but after a few hours it moved around. Later, while on the ward, the pain was constant and unresponsive to pain relief (except diamorph) and went from 6 on the pain scale right down to a 2 within 30 minutes or so where as an hour earlier, Oramorph didn't touch it.
I am still having strange feelings (pain in my left shoulder, palpitations, light headedness) and I'm terrified as my job involves delivering furniture to rooms of choice.
Has anybody else had any similar experience? I know the Drs have to go off what their results suggest but I just have a gut feeling that it's not right and all research i do leads to unstable angina.