Hi, I am being treated for possible angina. I’m on amlodipine and atorvastatin and aspirin. I am 41 and very scared. Having chest pain and tired a lot since starting tabs. Awaiting heart scan. Anyone able to reassure me or tell me of own experience please.
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It can feel very bewildering coming to terms with your possible angina and the medication you are taking can effect how you feel too.
It is as Smerblue says okay not to feel okay!
The BHF has this information about the different types of angina and the possible causes.
The BHF Cardiac nurses are also very knowledgeable and helpful so perhaps give them a call too?
Have you got any strategies to manage your anxiety?
Please try not to be too anxious about it. Over the years I have learned that the mind can do terrible things. Many of us tend to believe in the worst but it usually isn't! I almost convinced myself that I had MS many years ago but it was nothing of the sort.
Now I too have angina and that's not in my imagination! But I live with it; maybe I'm lucky in that I can still be pretty active. Sometimes the chest pain reminds me that I'm not what I once was but I try to let that thought go.
I think that is the secret. Let your worrysome thoughts come and then let them go.
Hi, I am also being treated for possible angina. 4 weeks ago. Been in Hosp one day where I had various tests which came back normal. Waiting for an app to have an angiogram. I had symptoms of a heart attack however mild. Meds newly prescribed are Clopidogrel blood thinner. Verapamilopen arteries and lowers blood pressure. Rosuvastin to lower cholesterol. Also have nitrolingual spray to open airways. All meds as a precaution till I get angiogram. I am back walking a mile a day and healthy eating. I am 60 . Fit and well before this. Only need the spray about once a week. Like you it is the wait and not knowing. After advice from friends on here did help to calm me a little. We are normal to be worried.
I have angina and it took a long while to get a diagnosis so I I understand your feelings of anxiety while waiting for tests. I was very breathless and tired with the chest pain which felt like tightness. I had a scan followed months later by an angiogram and then 3 stents to one artery, and have since been diagnosed with microvascular angina which is being treated with medication. It can take a while waiting for tests and to see a cardiologist, so see your GP if you are worried in the mean time or go to A and E if the chest pain doesn't ease and you're worried, they can do ECG and blood test which will put your mind at rest. Anxiety can make it all worse and I regularly use meditation and mindfulness to help with this.
Hopefully the support and advice on this site and the information on BHF website will help.
Wishing you well.
Can. I. Just ask what medication you take for anxiety,?
No sorry the question was for sunshinebrew ive been looking for an anxiety tablet that safe with my heart meds and post heart attack
December 2018 at 47 years old - I had 2 stents placed in my LAD. It was 100% blocked. I was a complete mess ....my best friend said he thought I was dying when he saw me 2 days after the procedure. I was that colourless, limp and depressed.
Last Friday I played 4 sets of tennis against a 20 year old professional sportsman (I lost) and this week I’m expecting a baby with my very supportive girlfriend. There was a lot of worry inbetween, but shows how much things change.
I haven’t been on this forum for months - I used to be here daily. If nothing else shows
things do return to normal.