AIBU to go to a&e?

(163 Posts)
Dagenhamdeb Sun 25-Jul-21 11:38:10

I’ve had bad dizziness, nausea and indigestion type symptoms and cold sweats (not prone to any of this) for an hour, I just really don’t feel right at all.

I googled the symptoms and am now worried it’s heart issues. I took an aspirin and called nhs24 in Scotland. They asked if my neck was hot cold wet or dry and I said normal
And they asked if my lips were blue and I said I wasn’t sure I didn’t think so.

They’ve said they will refer me to out of hours doctor and someone will call me back later today.

As I was googling all I kept reading was how womens heart attacks are missed because their symptoms are different.

I’m not a malingerer or dramatic, I tend to just get in with stuff, but something really doesn’t feel right, maybe it’s just vertigo or something but I’m considering just going to a&e, can’t decide if that’s over the top!

I took an aspirin before I called nhs 24 and am sitting on my floor knees bent just now (if I move I’m too dizzy)

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lljkk Sun 25-Jul-21 11:41:40

noro can start like that.
I'd wait for OOH GP myself.

Scutterbug Sun 25-Jul-21 11:42:38

It sounds like it could be many things, food poisoning? A bug?

PrettyBlunt Sun 25-Jul-21 11:43:58

To be honest it's your call as you're the only person that knows your body.

If you feel you need to go to A&E then do so. Google is a nightmare sometimes and makes people think the worse thing. But if you don't feel right then take yourself over there. Hope you feel better soon.

TheVanguardSix Sun 25-Jul-21 11:44:31

Do you have any pain in your upper arms or jaw?

Eleoura Sun 25-Jul-21 11:47:25

What is your temperature? Has gaviscon/rennies helped the indigestion pain? Other than aspirin, what you have taken?

SapphosRock Sun 25-Jul-21 11:50:53

How old are you and what is your general health like?

Symptoms would be more concerning in a 60 year old with poor health than a 30 year old in good health.

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Dagenhamdeb Sun 25-Jul-21 11:51:10

Eleoura

What is your temperature? Has gaviscon/rennies helped the indigestion pain? Other than aspirin, what you have taken?

Temp seems normal, no pain with indigestion just burning full sensation and I don’t have any Gaviscon or Rennie at home as I’ve only ever had indigestion when pregnant so not for 18 years

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Dagenhamdeb Sun 25-Jul-21 11:51:47

SapphosRock

How old are you and what is your general health like?

Symptoms would be more concerning in a 60 year old with poor health than a 30 year old in good health.

I’m 51 and about 5 stones overweight but apart from that good health

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NeverDropYourMooncup Sun 25-Jul-21 11:53:27

Phone 999.

Ambulance comes, they check if you're having a heart attack, you get treatment or reassurance.

Dagenhamdeb Sun 25-Jul-21 11:53:27

TheVanguardSix

Do you have any pain in your upper arms or jaw?

Absolutely none, stiffness in back of neck /shoulder but I often get that so not out of the ordinary

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MeadowLines Sun 25-Jul-21 11:54:08

I think you need to to with your instincts here

ZeroFuchsGiven Sun 25-Jul-21 11:56:32

NeverDropYourMooncup

Phone 999.

Ambulance comes, they check if you're having a heart attack, you get treatment or reassurance.

Ridiculous advice,never call 999 for an ambulance unless its an EMERGENCY.this is not an emergency and op is quite able to take herself for treatment.

AmaryllisBloom Sun 25-Jul-21 12:02:19

Go to A&E OP.

IncessantNameChanger Sun 25-Jul-21 12:02:30

I would be worried if you have back pain but not if it's normal neck pains.

Friends mum.had major heart attack. Phoned NHS direct and they knew it was a heart attack. I would trust NHS direct unless you get worse. They know the symptoms for heart attacks in women.

But if you get worse, then of course you go in.

GrrRightBackAtYou Sun 25-Jul-21 12:04:30

Temp seems normal, no pain with indigestion just burning full sensation and I don’t have any Gaviscon or Rennie at home as I’ve only ever had indigestion when pregnant so not for 18 years

Do you have any bicarb?
A teaspoon in a small amount of water treats indigestion. You have to chug it though as it tastes vile.

SeaToSki Sun 25-Jul-21 12:06:10

If you are unusually breathless and dizzy, go in to A and E. You are overweight and in your 50s, classic age for a heart attack for a woman, and you are right, they do present exactly like this. Blue lips have nothing to do with it.

SapphosRock Sun 25-Jul-21 12:10:23

Go to A&E my love. Good luck x

Couldhavebeenme2 Sun 25-Jul-21 12:11:13

Be prepared for a looooong wait in A&E op, take your phone for when ooh gp calls.

I had similar a few weeks ago and it was a 12 hour wait after ooh gp referred me to a&e

(it wasn't a heart attack BTW. Have you had plenty of fluids op? Could you be dehydrated?)

Kralia Sun 25-Jul-21 12:11:46

"Ridiculous advice,never call 999 for an ambulance unless its an EMERGENCY."

A suspected heart attack isn't an emergency?!! What are you on about! Ring 999 OP. Ten to one it's nothing sinister, but don't take that risk. You know your body!

Campzilla Sun 25-Jul-21 12:13:59

Do you have a smart watch that can do you oxygen levels and ECG?

Kralia Sun 25-Jul-21 12:14:13

"Be prepared for a looooong wait in A&E op"

I went in to a&e with what could maybe, possibly l, perhaps have been heart attack symptoms a few months ago. I definitely didn't think I was having a heart attack but 111 did. I was seen for an ECG in a&e within 30 seconds. After they had established it wasn't a heart attack, THEN I had a long wait. But unlike people on this thread, A&E do not fuck about when it comes to suspected heart attacks.

GrrRightBackAtYou Sun 25-Jul-21 12:15:14

Sorry, meant to add that yes, if you are concerned, do go to A&E.

DumbestBlonde Sun 25-Jul-21 12:16:32

Possibly check the colour of your tongue... My friend in her 50's had a HA and her tongue was a very dark colour, almost black...
My (ex) MIL had jaw pain, felt nauseous and wrist pain. These were the only symptoms relayed (by me) to Surgery/Dr (back in the day) and Ambulance was sent immediately.

81Byerley Sun 25-Jul-21 12:19:44

Could be gallstones...the symptoms are the same as I had.

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