Patient Comments: Angina - Symptoms

What angina symptoms do you experience?

A Doctor's View on Angina Symptoms

Read the Comment by Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

Angina symptoms in men and in women can manifest differently. Angina symptoms include:

  • chest pain or discomfort,
  • sweating,
  • shortness of breath,
  • fatigue,
  • dizziness, and
  • nausea.
Pain in the arms, jaw, back, abdomen, shoulders, or neck may also occur. Read the entire Doctor's View

Comment from: sankahman, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: January 14

I have chest pains, fatigue in lower limbs and warm finger tips because of angina.

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Comment from: mika, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 13

I feel all symptoms of angina; severe chest pain, stiff neck, shortness of breath, headache, numbness of half body including brain, loss of appetite, stomach ache, and getting tired easily.

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Comment from: judi, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 07

My first angina attack was thought to be a heart attack. I had all the symptoms, pain in left arm under arm pit, felt like a ton of bricks on my chest and pain up my neck and into my jaw. Then I rested for about 10 minutes and it all stopped. Blood pressure was high. I went into the hospital had a Lexiscan done. There were no clogged arteries, one very small vein had a little blockage but it wasn't totally blocked. I don't understand it all yet. Now they want me to take beta blockers, I'm not sure I want to take these yet. I want to know more first.

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Comment from: Bryan, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: December 01

I have today had an electro cardiovascular test which I was told was ok by doctor, but last week I had ache on left side of chest and pain in my left arm. The registered medical doctor thinks it might be angina, but I don't know how this can be as cardiovascular test was clear.

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Comment from: Mand, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 08

I don't know if it is angina but I have heavy pain in my right arm constantly with weakness. I also have heavy pain and weakness in right leg. My general physician doesn't seem concerned! It feels like it's burning inside yet my hands and feet are constantly ice cold, I'm at my wits' end.

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Comment from: Pwinters, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 03

When I go from rest to any activity including walking, I get pains all over the upper part of my body, more like pressure. I have 5 stents and two coils in my legs. I also lived through an abdominal aorta repair, a triple AAA (abdominal aortic aneurysm). I spent 17 days in the ICU; just happy to be here. I am not too sure what time I have left, but now I'm going to gym all the time and eating better. Good luck to me!

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Comment from: Diane, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 14

I have a history of a subarachnoid brain aneurysm bursting 10 years ago, then a larger aneurysm on my brain stem was found after a craniotomy, they couldn't clip the larger one. Since then, I have had 2 stents put in the basilar one. The initial one has many coils in it, and neither is looking odd at the moment. I am suffering from excruciating pain in my right arm, neck, back and chest. I have been to the emergency room, and then sent home. I have more scans scheduled but am concerned about these symptoms being angina.

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