Morning all and thank you for reading. The support of this group is fantastic. You might recall I've quit CT from my secret smoking habit. 11 days in, going great. I told you all about the nagging chest pain I've been having. I was anxious and frightened but have listened to the sage advice from many of you here and had a GP appointment earlier this morning. All OK! Had a really useful discussion about quitting, withdrawal, recovery and also my health anxiety. I was surprised at how much of a release I felt from talking about it.
I had a full physical examination and the GP is happy that my chest is clear and normal. Pain likely a mixture of withdrawal, anxiety and tension.
The doctor talked to me at length about anxiety. I've walked away reassured about my chest pain but also with a prescription for a course of Escitalopram and a booking with a psychologist. My initial reaction to this was 'no' but I reflected that my previous default to fight my anxiety was to smoke some more. As I am not smoking ever again I think these medical recommendations are good way forward.
Thanks again all. Have a good day.