Had a really unproductive telephone consultation today and need to let off steam. Previously I’ve been told I ‘probably’ have microvascular angina and prinzmetal angina but never had a confirmed diagnosis so was trying to get a little clarification. Today I have been told that only severely overweight people and diabetics get microvascular angina and I am neither, it’s very rare and that all my chest tightness and ‘angina’ pain is probably nothing to do with my heart but if taking the Nicorandil and Monomil makes me feel better then I might as well continue! On asking about being referred to a mva specialist as the only reason I wasn’t getting so many symptoms was that the meds helped he told me to “pick someone from the internet you like the look of and ask your doctor to refer you”!
Any ideas how I can get some proper help and support, I feel selfish with Covid going on but I’m also sick and tired of being made to feel like I’m stupid, and irrelevant. I’ve even been tempted to stop all meds just to ‘prove’ I’m not making my symptoms up or prove to myself that I’m not imagining it all.
Then I realise how terrible that is and that it could have serious consequences, I know how ill I was before taking them.
When I asked about the tests suggested on bhf his response was that we wouldn’t want to bother with that!
Sorry rant over, thanks for putting up with me.