I recently suffered pains in the chest, this started as a dull just to the left of the Sternum which was on and off during the day never at night that I am aware of. Gradually over a couple of days this got worse and spread into the Neck and at the same time I experienced a slight numbness in the Left Arm.
Initially I thought this was the result of an incident at work a few days previously when I got hit in the chest, however when the Arm started to go numb I went to A&E, Blood was taken but due to the time lapsed they were unable to give a definite answer. They did however say that they were almost certain that it was Angina and gave me a GNT spray to take whilst they referred me to the Chest Pain Clinic. I took the spray which relieved the strength of the pain however I have the ache there constantly, this was explained at the Chest Pain Clinic. I was then told that I would need to have an Angiogram,this took me by suprise as |I thought that they may have tried other methods of treatment first.
As I am sure you appreciate this is my first experience of this type of illness any thoughts/suggestions or stories of personsl experiences along the same line would be appreciated