Re: Can someone answer my question?
If it was an attack of angina, then waiting til Monday won't matter much if she doesn't exert herself.
If, on the other hand she had a heart attack, the damage is done and waiting til Monday won't matter too much either. Thus I see no need for the large expense of an E/R visit.
Best she take 2 aspirin each day til she sees her doctor and make sure she is taking her blood pressure meds. Can she stop smoking for 2 days? That might be safer, because cigarette smoke can cause arterial spasm...which, in itself, can cause exactly your mother's symptoms.
If her doctor says anything like "anxiety" or "caused by her blood pressure" read him the riot act!
Last edited by Lenin; 05-21-2005 at 11:44 AM.