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I have had a pain in my left shoulder & neck for about 14 hrs. It is dull & hurts more if in certain positions. Could be heart related or sleep wrong?

I have had a pain in my left shoulder & neck for about 14 hrs. It is dull & hurts more if in certain positions. Could be heart related or sleep wrong?

Shoulder & neck pain: Your left shoulder and neck pain lasting 14 hours, dull and positional are unlikely to be cardiac, and more likely due to musculoskeletal as in sleeping wrong. But it would be virtually impossible to determine the cause based on your descriptions alone. If seriously concerned, please see a physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Chronic fatigue, tiredness, general "out of it" feeling, back/flank pain, GERD, IBS, migraine headaches, palpitations, waking from sleep with racing heart, low vitamin d levels, ferritin level of 14, TSH fluctuations; what could this be?

Chronic fatigue, tiredness, general "out of it" feeling, back/flank pain, GERD, IBS, migraine headaches, palpitations, waking from sleep with racing heart, low vitamin d levels, ferritin level of 14, TSH fluctuations; what could this be?

Multiple issues that: You seem to be addressing w/doctors. Stay in touch w/them. Also, consider a Micronutrient panel to see the nutritional status of your body. Spectracell lab in Texas has an excellent one. Check out their website. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a heart pain occasionally at night when I sleep on my left, once I shift my sleeping posture it goes away. Am I facing a heart problem?

I have a heart pain occasionally at night when I sleep on my left, once I shift my sleeping posture it goes away. Am I facing a heart problem?

Heart pain: This is more likely pain from your chest muscles and ribs. It would be highly unlikely to be heart pain. Relax and do not worry so much. Change you sleep positions more often. Live a healthy life style. ...Read more

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Is it true for some, stress-anxiety runs in loop repeatedly after same time frame? Causing sleep disorder and heart pain. Is there any cure?

Is it true for some, stress-anxiety runs in loop repeatedly after same time frame? Causing sleep disorder and heart pain. Is there any cure?

Anxiety, Depression: I understand your stress-anxiety, depression and concern for sleep.
Trust in healing powers of your body and mind as you do not have ongoing anxiety.
Anxiety can surface due to unresolved feelings in relationships or new stressors and cause sleep problem and chest pain.
Use Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation and Tai Chi.
See a Psychiatrist for Therapy and medication. ...Read more

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Shortness of breathe or gasp for air for seconds while asleep, slight heart pain and tingling in finger tips with slight heavy feeling in left arm?

Shortness of breathe or gasp for air for seconds while asleep, slight heart pain and tingling in finger tips with slight heavy feeling in left arm?

Concerning: Concerning symptoms that can overlap a number of conditions from heart, lung and neurologic. This is a common symptom of sleep apnea contributing to changes in blood oxygen level. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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Is getting pain left side of my body indicative of heart pain?

Is getting pain left side of my body indicative of heart pain?

Depends: Left arm or left chest discomfort may be heart related. In volvement of the lower extremity is almost always non cardiac. ...Read more

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Can heart pain present on the right side?

Can heart pain present on the right side?

Yes but not usually: The pain from coronary artery disease is most commonly in the middle of the chest or in the left chest. Pain more to the right would be unusual but possible. Of course, it the patient had the rare condition of dextrocardia (heart on right side of chest), then the pain would indeed be likely to be on the right side. ...Read more

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Lots of pain in my scapula area in left side what can I do if I go to ER they gone just cheek my heart pain just resting in that area?

Lots of pain in my scapula area in left side what can I do if I go to ER they gone just cheek my heart pain just resting in that area?

Chest pain. ..: Chest pain can be confusing. We want to be sure the heart is not the source of the pain since it is potentially a lethal problem. However, there are many other causes of chest pain. You could have a strained muscle, a broken rib, an inflamed bursa, a pulmonary infection, or even a problem in your abdomen causing the pain. I suggest a trip to your family doc as a good starting place. ...Read more

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What could be causing sharp stinging pains in my heart & pain on left side of head? Blood tests are ok & I also have a heart murmur.

Not your heart: It's probably not your heart -- but stress that causes chest wall strain and tension in the neck that causes your headaches -- you need to relax and do some exercise -- but if persisted, go see your doctor -- and it has nothing to do with your heart murmur. ...Read more

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Having side pain on my left side of my stomach under my ribs, also burning sensation near my sometimes get heart pain, doctor gave me omeprazole

Having side pain on my left side of my stomach under my ribs, also burning sensation near my sometimes get heart pain, doctor gave me omeprazole

Omeprazole/heartburn: Omeprazole prevents acid production in the stomach. May be used for heartburn, gastric ulcer. Best taken with a full glass water 30 mins before breakfast. Relief may be expected in ~1- 4 days. If problem persist/ worsen contact your doctor. Some common side effects include constipation/dry mouth, headache/ nausea/ loose stools. Report any muscle/joint pain, breathing problems, fever/sore throat. ...Read more

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How can you stop heart pain?

How can you stop heart pain?

Get a diagnosis: First you need a diagnosis. See a cardiologist. Is it heart pain or something else? Once you know what the problem is, treatment can begin. ...Read more

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How do emotions cause heart pain?

How do emotions cause heart pain?

Through adrenaline: Emotions increase adrenaline which in turn increases oxygen demand for the heart. Additionally, emotions increase anxiety which can also manifest with chest pain. ...Read more

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What should I do about heart pain?

What should I do about heart pain?

See a doctor: If by heart pain you mean a pain in your chest, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my child have heart pain?

Why does my child have heart pain?

See doctor: It is rare for children to be experiencing chest pain of a cardiac cause. Most often when they complain of chest pain it is due to chest muscles or even an infection like pneumonia or a condition such as asthma. However any complaints of chest pain should be evaluated by a pediatrician. If there is pain or feelings of being light headed during exercise please see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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What is another word for heart pain?

Angina Pectoris: Heart pain that occurs with exertion is also known as angina pectoris. ...Read more

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What to do if heart pain while on quetiapine?

See your doctor: If you are having chest pain/heart pain, I recommend seeing your doctor to rule out a more serious cause of the chest pain. ...Read more

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Can the common cold cause chest or heart pain?

Can the common cold cause chest or heart pain?

Yes: A cold or virus particularly with lots of coughing, but sometimes without can cause diffuse aches and pains in chest. Some viruses can lead to an inflammation of the lining around the heart called pericarditis which also can be painful. ...Read more

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Heart pain is it a heart attack, how can I tell?

Heart pain is it a heart attack, how can I tell?

Heart attacks...: Present in many ways. Women may be diagnosed late if symptoms vary from classic "elephant on my chest. Symptoms are often mistaken for indigestion, fatigue or reflux disease. A sharp pain that is fleeting or pain that is reproduced by pushing on the area is unlikely cardiac. Heavy pain beneath the breast bone, jaw or neck pain and left arm pain are classic. If there is concern, go to the er! ...Read more

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Is it common to have a heart pain every time you breathe deeply?

Is it common to have a heart pain every time you breathe deeply?

No: No it is not normal, and it may not be heart pain. It may be chest wall (ribcage) pain or even pericardial pain or pulmonary embolism pain see your doctor. ...Read more

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How to prevent heart pain and what to eat to keep the heart healthy?

Fresh produce: Veer to the fresh produce aisle and avoid the beautiful packaged foods which is mostly processed junk food. Fill your basket with fruit and vegetables of different colors. Different colors mean different antioxidants and a variety of nutrients. Avoid consuming anything which only feels great while in your mouth but makes you si, uncomfortable and even guilt ridden upon landing in your stomach. ...Read more

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If I had asd surgery when I was a baby what would cause heart pain now after 18 years?

Probably not heart: Most 18 year olds most likely are not going to have "heart pain" as you put it. If you're having palpitations and rapid heart beat, that can feel unusual and should be checked. However most likely the pain is when you breathe, or right in the middle of the chest, and represents pain where the cartilage meets the sternum. Get this looked at, but a muscular problem sounds more likely. ...Read more