Call the doctor!!!!!!!!!!!! Demand (nicely) the results of the EKG. You are describing classic symptoms of restriction in the arteries which could lead to heart attack
. DEMAND the Doc give you some nitro. DEMAND the Doc give you a nuclear stress test
. I trust you have described all these symptoms to him/her, but if you haven't, do it first thing in the morning!! Angina can be a sign of many things - but this sounds WAY too familiar. I had to fight for the appropriate tests. The stress test is almost $5,000 alone. If the other test you mentioned was a little off - I forget what you said - there's something wrong and DEMAND an angiogram. FAST. If this has been going on for ten years that's ten years too long.
Please - take it from me - 2 M.I.'s at age 42. I'm lucky I'm alive.
I describe it as the rubberband - with sweating, dizziness
, all of that. NO shooting pain down the left arm. How about pain between the shoulder blades or in your back?
PLEASE - MAKE HIM DO THESE THINGS. The Docs are so messed up with HMO's, uninsured's and just plain being busy - you have to be your own advocate. Make sure your wife knows everything and goes with you to all tests and appointments. If she can't - take a friend or relative - someone to take notes. I AM NOT EXAGERRATING!! You may already have had a heart attack - you just don't know it - but it might account for the anomoly on that test.
I was in good health - but I smoked and had a horrible family history of heart disease
I'm a doctor - but not a medical doctor
- you NEED a cardiologist
- NOW!! Please - for your wife and kids.