I had two coronary artery stents put in last week. Things seem to be ok except for a dull ache around my heart and shortness of breath on walking up inclines. I had been telling my primary about the pain that I now know must have been angina. She did an EKG and didn't see anything wrong and was supposed to have a cardiologist get in touch with me. She never did and I thought maybe I had a pinched nerve in my upper back, so was just putting up with it until I finally had chest pain. I just called the cardiologist about the symptoms and he said that "the pain is from my chronic pain". Ok, but I have never had that particular pain before. I hope that we are not going to have a problem with him blaming everything different on my chronic pain. Had a little go-round when I proved to be allergic to generic Plavix and he just assumed I would pay for an alternative that is $280. I don't think so. I'm not a rich American! I hate that I even have to mention pain to doctors because so many are judgmental - especially of fibro. Hopefully, someday there will be a test that will 'prove' that it is a real syndrome.