I'm from Australia, and my 25 yr old wife has suffered from whats been diagnosed as Prinzmetal Angina, or Coronary Artery Vasospasm for the last 5 years - and frankly we're running out of options on what treatment or opinion to seek next. Our local 'guru' cardiologist has all but ceased any helpful input as he's stumped too... Symptoms include frequent chest pain (lasting between 30 seconds to multiple hours), irregular heart beats, shortness of breath, loss of conciousness, Irritable Bowel and dizziness.
She is currently taking Verapamil (240mg night, 160mg morning) which up until a few days ago has prevented her from passing out. She is also taking 20mg Pariet for Reflux. The condition (Prinzmetal) became apparent a few weeks after the birth of our first child, and we've suffered fairly continually with it for the last 5 years. One break of note is during her second pregnancy (6 months ago) - when she showed absolutely no symptoms for near 7 months carrying our daughter... Almost like a different person, full of energy, able to drive and go out alone. All was great up until she developed a black spot in both her eyes - which was identified by optology as collapsed capilaries, and resultant dead patch of Iris, suspected cause is spasm. Given the risk it could be permanent, they delivered our baby 6 weeks early. Within 3-4 weeks of the birth the hormones stablised and symptoms began returning with a vengence too.
We've had multiple ECG's, an ECG chip implanted under the skin for 9+ months, stress test, pee test (over a week), Heart Catheter (All arteries perfectly fine), the whole box and dice and after all of the tests, needles, drugs etc... All they can tell me is - we think its Prinzmetal Angina, but we're not 100% certain. So really, because its not any of these 10 things, it must be that... Furthermore, your current health - (she hasn't been able to get out of bed for the last 2 days) - thats the best its going to get, sorry.
Well I hate to be a party pooper, but that response simply isn't acceptable. I'm desperate. I can only say lets see this new doctor honey, maybe they'll have something new to say so many times before she completely looses the will to try. We've got young kids, 5yrs and 6 months. I need things to improve, or at least stablise... Please anyone with any input, please - I'm begging you. Help us....