Hi all, I’m new here, so please go easy on me!
So for about a month and a half, I’ve been suffering with chest pain which also radiates down one or more of my arms. The pain has often started mid-afternoon and continued throughout the evening. After growing concerned, I booked an emergency GP appointment, where my blood pressure was checked, heart was listened to, and I also had an ECG. Nothing was of concern to my doctor, who believed I may have been suffering from an acid problem which was also causing a spasm in the chest area which was in turn causing the pain down the arms. I was put on Omeprazole for 28 days during which time the pain eased.
However, having now finished my treatment, the problem has started again. I am always very concerned by anything that is wrong with me, so am terrified of a heart problem, though my doctor has suggested otherwise. I am relatively fit, I walk for 30-40 minutes nearly every day and also have an active job. I try to eat healthily, although I haven’t always done so. About 6 years ago my diet wasn’t great, and as a result I underwent big diet changes in which I dropped over 3 stone. I have managed to keep the weight off.
I can, however, remember suffering from similar pain throughout various stages of my adult life, and am really concerned that this may be serious. I have another appointment booked, but I’m unable to see my GP for three weeks.
Anybody able to offer advice?