I have coronary artery disease strong family history - high cholesterol- had 3 stents put in 2017 in a midland hospital after which I felt excruciating constant pain like somebody was turning a knife in my chest - in the hospital I was given paracetamol for the pain and nothing else I would sleep for an hour or so then get up with acute pain again - I was told that it was not heart related - the pain was helped only by Tramadol morphine based pain relief. I have a suspicion that some thing went wrong during the angioplasty but the hospital refused to release any tapes or footage which I could have sent to cardiologists in the US for another opinion. For
6 months after the stenting I would get extremely uncomfortable ache in my shoulders and middle of the shoulders. GTN spray did not help only morphine based co codomol gave relief. Ultimately cardiac rehab and exercise helped. Now I am getting chest pain at rest again and feel utterly drained around 4 pm having an early 5:30 start to a commute and work day. My work is mostly sedentary with long hours at the screen.
Reading all the posts here makes me think that either I live in the wrong post code or I am doing something wrong. I get the sense that you all are getting better quality of care - I get this sense of being fobbed off, of being told that I am worrying unnecessarily- that I have the GTN spray I should use it when I feel chest pain and get on with my life and not bother anyone. The GP sends me to hospital every time I mention chest pain which the doctors in A&E have repeatedly told me is most likely musculoskeletal because the troponin blood test on each visit to the hospital come out normal and the ECG too. It’s been a year since I saw the consultant. I am so confused and fed up at the lack of any investigations to find out the state of my condition that I just want to give up.