I need to know more about Angina BEFORE I go to the doctor. I get chest pains mainly at night when I'm getting ready for bed. They're not very painful, just troublesome because it's hard to sleep.
I exercise regularly (sort of), and I don't get chest pains when I work out. (Or if I do, they're too mild to notice while I'm moving.) I do sometimes get a pain or tight feeling that runs up my neck when my heart rate gets really high.
I used to get fast palpitations, and pain sometimes accompanied it. I had all the tests done (10+ years ago) and they said there was nothing to worry about. They had me on a Betablocker, but it lowered my blood pressure too much, and I stopped taking it. I was fine for 10 years. Now the pain is coming back, but I don't feel the palpitations very much. My last EKG (several years ago) was normal.
Every time I go to the doctor for something new, I end up getting sent for all sorts of tests, and it takes over my life, generating fears and the feeling that I'm too sick to focus on other things. I hate that feeling. I want to know what to tell the doctor that's relevant, so that he can focus in on the right thing right away.
Last edited by lucylucy; 12-15-2008 at 05:51 PM.