Chest Pain

Hi folks

Actually this a follow up to my other post regarding the same thing chest pain, i have just got back from seeing the Cardio who said i do not have Angina but due to my family history(heart disease on both mother and fathers side) i need a Cat scan with dye of my heart to see if i have mild furring of the arterys.

My cholesterol is raised 6.2 good cholesterol 1.7 both my parents had high cholesterol and she said it was in my genes.

If the Cat scan comes back okay no further treatment is required but if there is mild furring i need to put on statins as she said due to the fact i am post menopausal my risk of heart attack is very much raised.

I have very mild mitral valve leakage and the Cardio reckons the pain was coming from that. i am so nervous about statins and would appreciate any bodys input regarding them and the effect they have when taking Levo.


Dotti x

15 Replies

  • My husband is on both, no problems at all, no side effects from the statins either.

  • Thanks for the reply thats good to know


  • Magnesium could be low. Difficult to test as msgnesium resides in the cells and not in the blood. The highest amount is to be found in the heart.

    Excellent book by Carolyn Dean - The Magnesium Miracle ...... new edition.

  • Great thanks Marz


  • .... are you taking magnesium ?

  • No not at the moment but am seriously thinking of buying some , is there a specific type i should purchase?



  • There are lots available. You could try thr Better You spray to avoid more tablets 😊 Avoid stearate if at all possible. Have a google .....

  • Magnesium spray is good as marz suggested. Me and my mom have been using better you spray for long time. My mom had palpitations and mild pain but nothing wrong with her heart. Magnesium helped her immediately.

    If you get heart attack you are given magnesium through IV so doctors dort of know it is essential for heart but for some reason doesn't understand supplementing magnesium can be helpful as well.

    Doesn't hurt to try the spray as it does not have side effects :)

  • Did you ever get your iron levels checked?

  • Not recently had them tested a few years ago and think it was with in range, but could do to have it tested again as it was so long ago, but no go where my G P is concerned and at the moment cant afford to have it done privately.


  • It isn't as expensive as you might think for a finger prick test :

  • levo speeds up your metabolism and that leads to other problems . Pains on right side of chest and arm when walking uphill .In my case angiogram and ultrasound found nothing other than irregular veins .Eh?

    Anyway, the solution was beta blockers. A book on thyroid problems by a GP I read said angina problems often followed starting levo and beta blockers were the answer.

    Statins are best avoided.See Dr Malcolm Kendrick's blog.

    I believe they interfere with levo.See "The Dummies Guide to Thyroid"

  • Thanks everyone for your replies very helpful


  • Your family history suggests a genetic problem, but the problem is probably not a cardiac gene and is much more likely to be thyroid related.

    I have been researching this: Impaired Sensitivity to Thyroid Hormone (more often known as Thyroid Hormone Resistance). With it the thyroid blood test results can be low, normal or high. It causes symptoms similar to hypothyroid and requires very high T3 levels in the body to overcome the resistance.

    Heart and Circulation Issues

    Thyroid Hormone Resistance can result in a number of cardiac characteristic signs or symptoms including:

    1) The muscle is infiltrated with mucin, becomes weak and less able to pump blood efficiently. Pulse rate and stroke volume are diminished, blood pressure is low and cardiac output is accordingly decreased. This results in less oxygen being delivered to the tissues and contributes further to fatigue.

    2) The heart can increase in size, a condition known as congestive heart failure (CHF).

    3) The heart’s electrical system (nerves) also suffers. This weakness is often reflected in the electrocardiogram (EKG, or ECG). The EKG is a measure of the electrical voltages of the heart‘s conduction system.

    4) Conduction difficulties arise from mucin infiltration in the heart muscle and accumulation around its intricate set of nerves. Palpitations, increased or decreased heart rate, premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), atrial fibrillation, (an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate) and other conduction problems are common.

    5) Peripheral vascular disease can result from decades of untreated Thyroid Hormone Resistance. Circulation to the extremities (especially the skin, hands, and feet) may decline by 40% or more. The decline in the body’s circulation is one of the most important factors leading to the many associated conditions.

    6) Coronary artery disease and a heart attack at an early age can be a symptom of Thyroid Hormone Resistance.

    7) Mitral valve prolapse (MVP), a heart condition in which the mitral valve does not close properly and blood leaks into the left atrium of the heart. The mitral valve is one of the heart's four valves and opens and closes between the left atrium (upper chamber) from the left ventricle (lower pumping chamber). MVP syndrome has a strong hereditary tendency, which is likely to be Thyroid Hormone Resistance. The most common complaints are fatigue, weakness, tiring easily, and having a low tolerance for exercise. MVP can also cause a pounding, fast heartbeat (tachycardia) or an irregular heart beat, "palpitations", feelings of "heart flutter" or extra heart beats.

  • Very very interesting thanks Sandy12


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