I am a 45 year old male who suffered a heart attack back in April which resulted in me having 4 stents.
I am constantly fearing that I am going to have another heart attack. I feel chest pain all the time and have been back to A&E three times since.
Has anyone had or is experiencing the same kind of thing?
I had a heart attack and 1 stent fitted in August this year.
When I first got out of hospital I was upbeat and positive about the future and making a new start but I had a nasty bout of chest pain which had me visiting A&E, followed by another bout a couple of weeks later.
Since these episodes I have not been able to function properly and like you I am so scared about having another heart attack.
When I think about it I have had 6 ECG's, 4 blood tests which were fine and 2 xrays which were also fine but I still cant relax and every little twinge and ache or pain has me panicking.
To be honest these last few days have been particularly bad with aches and pains and I don't know how I haven't been to A&E this time.
I have to keep telling myself that I am fine, but I am really finding it hard to convince myself of this.
I am awaiting CBT but everything seems to be taking so long at the moment, so yes there are a few of us just like you on these forums.
I don't really know what to say to make you feel better because I am struggling myself at the moment, but you are not alone. Take care.
Thank you for your response.
I too felt positive and upbeat immediately after having my stents put in.
I could literally go to A&E most days, I am driving my wife mad.
I am exactly the same. It drives my wife mad as well.
They can sort out your heart and fit stents and do many other things to help your heart, but they never prepare you for the mental health side of it all.
You are quite often on your own with that one unfortunately.
I too have had the same feelings ,no after care from hospital . My attack was 18mths ago ,keep taking meds, live in hope.