Hi everyone - would like any advice / views please. Went to the GP a fortnight ago with recurring chest pains. Had an ECG and GP suspects angina. Wanted me to sign myself off (self certificate) for a week, but I was reluctant to do this, as 99% of the time I feel fine. Also, I am always slightly suspicious of the willingness with which GP's are prepared to sign people off so quickly. At the same time, the GP organised a hospital appointment at the cardio clinic. Have been to that - what fun - tread mill / blood tests etc, and they want me to go back again over half term for a follow up. In the meantime they have put me on medication to lower blood pressure, which was very high. Again, hospital have suggested that i takethe remainder of the week off work, to reduce stress, and also in case there are any side effects from the medicine. Has anyone else here had any similar experience, did they take time off, was it beneficial? Thanks for your help PS - i hate taking time off!