Morning everyone. Like you, I'm fascinated by this illness which joins us all together. Does anyone here, (apart from me), suffer from Prinzmetal Angina (Coronary Artery Spasm).
It shows itself as crushing chest pain and mimics a heart attack or Angina Pectoris.
It differs from the above two insofar as it does not show on an ECG, (it is not a, 'heart attack'), and there is little or no significant blockage, when examined by an angiogram, unless the cardiologist, having reached a conclusion of, "no angina pectoris", has the knowledge to then stimulate and artificially induce a CAS.
Also, unlike angina pectoris, it is not exercise/exertion related and comes on during periods of rest. It is also of greater time duration than angina pectoris and, if the artry spasms sufficiently, can close off the artery completely, causing instantaneous death.
I've had it all my life. It is one of those unpredictable incidents which can be seperated by weeks, months or even years and it is yet another of those complaints that, if you're dealing with a doctor with insufficient awareness, is diagnosed as, 'stress', 'posture', or, 'It's all in your mind'.
Bearing in mind studies old and new which have linked FM to constant excitation of the , 'fight or flight', response and constant excitaion of the connective ligament fascia, is this another of those FM markers?
My wife tells me, that she has often watched me, when I am asleep or awake and has noticed constant or intermittent twitching at unrelated parts of my body. Is this another piece of the puzzle?