I'm a 33 year old male, 5'10, 170 lbs. Roller blade and or ice skate once or twice a week. Smoker for 8 years/drink once a week. Parent and grandparent have had heart attacks (parent had two before the age of 50)
Eight days ago, I began with some chest discomfort. I went to Urgent Care. My blood pressure was high at 171/90-something. EKG was done to, which was normal. Doctor there said I had inflammation and prescribed Naproxen and Voltran Gel. I have never had an issue with blood pressure before so doc said it may be high do to stress/lack of sleep. etc.
I took my blood pressure again that night at the pharmacy and it was 151/90. The next day at the pharmacy I took it again and it was 138/86. I've cut down on caffeine and began drinking about 50-60 ounces of water a day (with lemons) to bring the blood pressure down.
I started the meds described and I was feeling better until last night when I started to get a pain in the center of my chest (more to the right center if that makes sense) that comes and goes.
I have an appt, with my primary doctor on the 30th of this month (as early as I could get in for a routine physical).
A few things. Because of family history, I'm concerned about this. When I go to my doc appt. on the 30th, what should I ask for? I know my EKG was normal so I'm not having a heart attack now but what test should I ask for in terms of finding blockage, etc. Should I insist that I be referred to a cardiologist to get all the necessary tests?