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I have had angina pain for the first time today. It started

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I have had angina pain for the first time today. It started after I got home from a 2mile walk. It has lasted for 6 hours. I went to bed but the pain was too much to get to sleep. I have taken 3 aspirin and an extra 20mg of Lisinopril. I usually take (1) 20mg pill per day, I have now taken a second 20mg pill. The angina pain seems to be about 1/2 of what it was an hour ago. Al long as the pain does not increase am I ok to wait until the morning to see my doctor?

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Please do not wait till morning.

You need to go to ER without delay.

The continuing pain needs urgent investigation.

You should have EKG, blood & other tests.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I understand. My pain has diminished to practicaly nothing. If I am pain free, I would think waiting til the morning would be ok?. If the pain intensifies or continues even at a low level I will go to the ER.

Angina pain usually lasts for a few minutes & subsides with rest.

When it is continuing for hours, it needs urgent investigation.
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