I am not sure if I am putting this question in the right place on the discussion board.
As many of you know I have had continual chest pain that has never been diagnosed. I was chest pain free for 2 weeks after the stent. Since then I have been going down hill and now I think I have made it to the bottom.
Through the last several months I have noticed that my chest pain is horrible either before or during my period. I wondered if any of you ladies have this problem. After one of these severe attacks I am down for about a week.
In the last 6-8 weeks the chest pain has gotten worse. Since my last period in December I have went down hill to the point I can't even do the daily basics. Just taking a bath some days wears me out and I have to take a nap.
I am using about 100 fast acting nitro a week along with 120mg of Imdur. I was taking it every 4 to 6 hours but the new cardio has cut me to one dose a day he said I am building a tolerance to it. Boy it is taking a lot of the nitroquick.
There is only one thing that I know for sure is if it is around the time of my period I can guarantee that I will be down for a week.
Many of you ladies have suggested several times in the last year that I needed a new cardiologist. I finally got a referral to a heart hospital that is top in my state. I had my first appointment with him this week. I feel confident that he will find out what is going on. He has reassured me it's not in my head that there is really something wrong. I was so relieved that my new doctor doesn't think I'm crazy. I almost started crying when he said my pain is real. He ran some tests this week and I was told complete rest until further testing is done.
So I was wondering if any of you ladies experience more chest pain during your cycle. If so let me know and have you or your doctor figured out a way to prevent it from being so bad at that time of the month.
Thanks for any input on this. I can't be the only one this happens to.