I've had chest pains for the past two weeks, including a cough. I'm a 50 yr old female and I smoke approx. 1/2 pack a day. I have gone to my doctors in the past week with a skin rash under my left armpit, (approx. 3" x 1") and he has diagnosed me with a mild case of shingles. I'm concerned about the chest pains though. I have a chest x-ray scheduled for Monday.. Should I be taking this further than an x-ray? Could chest pains have anything to do with the shingles? The pains are (very) gradually become worse.
thanks in advance for your advice