I am 55 years old and due to my smoking for 35 years I was diagnosed with COPD and emphysema. I quit smoking almost 7 years ago but that obviously was not soon enough. I was recently admitted to the hospital due to chronic bronchitis and because I could barely breath at all.
I am feeling 100% better now, however, both of my hands have been having severe spasms that are almost unbearable!! I don't know if this is a symptom that I need to go to the hospital with or not.
I did have an acute MI when I was 36 years old which was treated with TMI (which was fairly new at the time.) The cardiologist said that the MI was caused by a blood clot which the TMI broke up. After 7 months of coumadin treatment I was released from cardiac care. Until this hospitalization last week, I was always told that the ekgs barely even showed the heart attack.
I don't want to go running to the hospital with every symptom but these spasms are severe and they cause my hands to be deformed during the spasm and the pain is almost more more than I can stand.
Any suggestions would be sincerely appreciated.