"Chest pains and anxiety"
About: South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust / Emergency ambulance South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust Emergency ambulance Exeter EX2 7HY
Posted by Ian74 (as ),
I was suffering chest pains on and off from 9pm the previous evening. I suffer greatly with anxiety and only usually go out once a week on average.
I didn't want to seek help because I had a massive phobia of going to hospital. I was also worried I was wasting peoples time.
Noon the next day I called my doctor because the pain got so severe. He told me to put the phone down and dial 999. The call handler was excellent help arrived very quickly and the crew put me at ease straight away. They were very understanding and very caring.
If you suffer with anxiety and need an ambulance but are afraid to call, don't be. We are in safe hands.