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I am 49 years old and female. I have been severe headaches for the past 4 days. I had chest discomfort earlier and now pain left shoulder?

I am 49 years old and female.  I have been severe headaches for the past 4 days.  I had chest discomfort earlier and now pain left shoulder?

Time to see ur: doc.If the chest pain radiates to your left shoulder,this is suspicious for cardiac pain,like from Angina or a Heart Attack.Other symptoms can include shortness of breath,profuse sweating,nausea,palpitations,dizziness,and a sense of impending doom.Remember,in women,these symptoms aren't always present.Go to the ER if your sick,or call your doc. ...Read more

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How can anxiety cause such severe shortness of breath? How can the chest discomfort and breathing difficulty be so bad if I have good heart/lungs?

How can anxiety cause such severe shortness of breath? How can the chest discomfort and breathing difficulty be so bad if I have good heart/lungs?

"panic attacks": Extreme stress, whether from acute fear or internal turmoil such as anxiety, can trigger the release of stress hormones. The immediate hormone is adrenaline which prepares our bodies for "flight or flight." Heart rate and respiratory rate increase, blood flow is diverted from internal organs to the skeletal muscles When there is nothing to fight or flee from, the symptoms you describe occur. ...Read more

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Chest discomfort and severe back pain that doesn't go away even after a massage therapy and shortness of breath.No cough. Lung problem?

Chest discomfort and severe back pain that doesn't go away even after a massage therapy and shortness of breath.No cough. Lung problem?

Chest pains: Pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your pcp is warranted. Rec.: see your pcp for further investigation. Take care. ...Read more

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My chest discomfort what can I do?

My chest discomfort what can I do?

See a doctor: Chest discomfort can be due to a number of reasons, including heart problems (heart attack, pericarditis), lung problems (bronchitis, pneumonia), muscle strain, reflux, among others. It is best to see a physician for further evaluation. It is difficult to assess in this forum based on the information provided. If you have risk factors for heart disease, urgent evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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Can acid give you chest discomfort dr?

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Can acid give you chest discomfort dr?

Yes, but: Acid reflux can give you burning sensation in the middle of chest, also can cause chest pain. But chest discomfort can also be caused by heart disease. Cardiac work up is necessary to exclude any coronary heart disease if you haven't done so. ...Read more

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Causes of chest discomfort im a 23yo female?

Causes of chest discomfort im a 23yo female?

Long list: Chest pain is something worth seeing a doctor in person about. Your lungs, your heart, your blood vessels, and your esophagus are the major sources of pain syndromes in your chest, as well as the muscles, bones, and other tissues that make up your chest wall. At 23, the chances of having one of the serious lifethreatening causes of chest pain are low, but you should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the cause of my chest discomfort?

Can you tell me about the cause of my chest discomfort?

No: You have given no details as to the location, duration, quality, or severity of your symptoms. Information would help. ...Read more

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I get chest discomfort, (really nervous). What should I do?

I get chest discomfort, (really nervous). What should I do?

You need to see: Your doc. Depending on risk factors it could be cardiac. It could be reflux, it could be anxiety. Your young for a cardiac issue but that is what we must consider it until proven otherwise. Use a daily Aspirin until u get in and use some Prilosec otc in case it's reflux. Good luck but get seen man. ...Read more

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Why is it , I only get chest discomfort when I sit down or I am laying down.

Why is it , I only get chest discomfort when I sit down or I am laying down.

Symptoms: Several possibilities for what you describe. The doctor who knows you can better suggest to you what is going on, gastointestinal, musculoskeletal and cardiac possibilities all exist, along with other more remote things. ...Read more

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How long should I experience chest discomfort after being diagnosed with a pe?

How long should I experience chest discomfort after being diagnosed with a pe?

Not uncommon: Some people have it for several months and others notice immediate improvement after diagnosis. The main thing here is that you should be getting appropriate therapy (blood thinners). ...Read more

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I feel like someone is squeezing my chest. What are the possible causes of chest discomfort?

The list is long: Angina, caused by insufficient blood flow to the heart, is at the top of the list. However, depending on your age, gender, and risk factors for heart disease, other common causes include: stress or anxiety, acid-reflux, muscular tension (sometimes due to subtle changes in activity, seated position, or carrying bag and not necessarily lifting barbells!), asthma or copd, and costochondritis. ...Read more

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Ive been having chest discomfort for over a week now,along with a cool sensation but it comes and goes ,help I'm only 17?

Chest pain: Chest pain can be due to many causes including chest wall pain, lung, plural, heart, psychological & gastrointestinal problems, so you need to see your 1ry care physician right away or go to ER. Feel better. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am felling fullness, chest discomfort."something stuck in the chest" - I am having this problem from past 10 years, i need permanent solution.?

I am felling fullness, chest discomfort."something stuck in the chest" - I am having this problem from past 10 years, i need permanent solution.?

Esophageal stricture: You may have an anatomical defect causing your symptoms like an esophageal stricture or diverticulum. It's clearly benign since it's been there 10 years. If accurately diagnosed, it could be dilated or ligated and you would be all better! ...Read more

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36yo male. Experiencing periodic slight chest discomfort at night while in bed. Left side. Goes away eventually but happening consistently nightly.

36yo male. Experiencing periodic slight chest discomfort at night while in bed. Left side. Goes away eventually but happening consistently nightly.

Atypical: Heart pain is less likely at rest while esophageal reflux commonly occurs when lying down. Your discomfort is most likely GI. Establish with a health care provider who can examine you and order appropriate testing to determine the nature of your concern. Treatment should be easy and effective regardless of the etiology. ...Read more

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Tonight I experienced a brief, sudden, somewhat violent jerking of my body while lying down. It lasted one or two seconds. What is this? It scares me. I'm also experiencing a little chest discomfort on my left side.

Tonight I experienced a brief, sudden, somewhat violent jerking of my body while lying down.  It lasted one or two seconds.  What is this?  It scares me.  I'm also experiencing a little chest discomfort on my left side.

See a doctor: i really do not know if i can explain this my advise is to see a doctor this is too strange to explain without a full examination including full neurologic examination and X ray and blood test it could be a bad dream or a nightmare to a small seizure and everything between so go and see a doctor please ...Read more

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Should imdur oral b used prn or should it b taken all the time?Not exp. Chest discomfort rt now.

Should imdur oral b used prn or should it b taken all the time?Not exp. Chest discomfort rt now.

Never PRN: Imdur is a slow release medication meant to prevent angina. It is of little benefit once there is an attack because it will not work for hours. If there is no angina, perhaps the dose could be reduced or the medication may no longer be needed. Dosing should be once daily in the morning and not more or less frequently. Talk to your doctor about whether to wean off this medication. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I have chest discomfort after eating?

Try zantac/prilosec: Can be a sign of reflux, esophagitis if regular occurrence can try prilosec/zantac/protonix etc if not better add antacids. If not better see GI doc. ...Read more