Chest Pain & winded
I had stent put in my LAD Feb 2004 and again in Oct 2004 same artery. I've been feeling like I'm not getting enough air when I lay down (kinda winded feeling) just sitting talking on the phone. It comes and goes. I climb steps sometmies it happens sometimes it don't. I asked my cardiologist the other day and he doesn't think it's related to the heart problems. I also have pain in my left shoulder and it itches if that makes sense. I have fibromyalgia which is muscles related so any pains in chest, shoulder blades, arm pain is hard to distinguish if it's heart related. I have rib pain also alot (costochondritis) Doc says I'm a difficult case to know heart realted pain or fibro related pain. My concern is the winded feeling, doc say's I don't have heart failure so he doesn't believe the winded feeling I experience is realted to the blockages espcially when I'm laying down and resting. Does anyone relate to this winded feeling? Should I be concern and insist on another cath. That's what I had to do when all this started, heart tests proved neg and I insisted on a heart cath which showed the blockages in my LAD and R circumflex. Do any of you experience this. Like to hear your opinions since most of you have heart problems. I guess it could be stomach related or rib related but never sure. I have a lot of belching and bloaty stomach also.