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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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