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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