Just a quick reminder.
We're all well aware of how much strain the NHS, emergency services, and GPs are under and none of us like to "make a fuss".
When it comes to heart conditions they WANT to hear from us BEFORE we become a blue light case.
Look at it from their point of view as human beings. Would you rather:
* Spend an hour of your workday checking someone over, reassuring their fears, and sending them home on a false alarm, or
* Spend an hour of your workday fighting to save someone's life, failing, and having to carry that failure knowing "if only we'd seen them sooner"?
If you're the sort of person who pulls back from asking for help because you "don't want to waste time" then you're EXACTLY the sort of person who"s most likely to genuinely need help when you're worried enough to think about calling.
So call - you could be saving someone a really sh*tty work day!
I ended up being blue-lighted and stuffed full of tubes because I ignored quite bad symptoms, having long suffered from terminal hypochondria.
I second your message.