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I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night, and develop racing heart palpitations with left arm tingling/numbness. Anxiety or cardiac issue? 25y/o

I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night, and develop racing heart palpitations with left arm tingling/numbness. Anxiety or cardiac issue? 25y/o

Palpitations: When your heartbeat feels unusual & rapid, we call that palpitations. If you have chest discomfort, shortness of breath, lightheadedness or fainting that's worrisome. Start by seeing an internal medicine or cardiology doctor; depending on what else turns up, some tests are in order. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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What can cause weird upper chest/left arm tingling pain?

What can cause weird upper chest/left arm tingling pain?

Bothersome: A thoracic outlet variant, pectoralis minor syndrome might do this, but i would first rule out a problem affecting the heart. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if heart beating fast and left arm tingling?

Go to ER: if its occurring and unrelenting then go to ER FOR EVAL.! but if it comes and goes then a event recorder,echo,and some labs may prove helpful. Avoid stimulants such as caffeine and pseudophed cold meds. avoid natural supplements as well as some of theses can cause similar symptoms.See your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you advise for heart beating fast and left arm tingling?

What do you advise for heart beating fast and left arm tingling?

ER: If it's still occurring when you read this, go to the ER. If not, see your doctor Monday and let him/her arrange a workup to evaluate your heart. ...Read more

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I have slight chest pain on the left side of chest and left arm tingling that also moves to left portiin of neck.i am 21.

I have slight chest pain on the left side of chest and left arm tingling that also moves to left portiin of neck.i am 21.

Doubt heart disease: Stranger things have happened, but given ur age, I doubt u have heart disease (i.e., cholesterol build-up). Perhaps an old injury to ur neck or spine or shoulder cd be playing a role (play any sports?); alternately, a neurologic or inflammatory condition cd cause it. U shd c a doctor & relay ur symptoms. Keep a log of when & where u get pain, what u r doing, how long it lasts - it'll help w/ cause ...Read more

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Could a nerve problem be causing such symptoms? Such as left shoulder pain when breathing deeply and lying down, left arm tingling at all times.

Could a nerve problem be causing such symptoms? Such as left shoulder pain when breathing deeply and lying down, left arm tingling at all times.

Yes: As tingling in arm is constant, and worsens with change of position, my best guess would be nerve compression within the shoulder. Breathing deeply is like the positional change, it puts further pressure of the nerve as the lungs fill with air and compress anatomy upwards into the nerve compression site. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Numbness in left arm tingling in fingers and my thumbs get really cold?

Numbness in left arm tingling in fingers and my thumbs get really cold?

?nerve compression: Most likely cause is carpal tunnel syndrome due to nerve compression at wrist, but also, consider nerve compression at elbow. Your doctor might get EMG test to confirm location and extent. ...Read more

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Labs normal.Echo normal.Started having left leg tingling and left arm tingling at night. stroke? Or MI? 34 yr old healthy

Labs normal.Echo normal.Started having left leg tingling and left arm tingling at night. stroke? Or MI? 34 yr old healthy

None more likely: This is not stroke or MI presents in 34 years old woman.If your symptoms are persistant consult your Doctor Ifyou are high risk for Caediovascular Disease with strong Family history,Hyperlipidemia,hypertension.obesity,diabetes Mellitus & Smoke than see your doctor sooner.Ortherwisw stop worrying ...Read more

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Bp 120/135. Shortnes of breath. Complete numbnes of left arm. Tingling in my extremities. Dreaming sensation. Disoriented. But all symptoms lasted ?

Bp 120/135. Shortnes of breath. Complete numbnes of left arm. Tingling in my extremities. Dreaming sensation. Disoriented. But all symptoms lasted

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120/??: Not sure what your BP is since 120/135 is impossible. Tingling, dreamy feeling disorientation suggests hyperventilation but a toxic drug exposure could do it too. Numbness of the left arm, if brief, is most likely a compression neuropathy - so long as it resolves with movement. These are my immediate thoughts - if persistent, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Awful heartburn.left arm pain with whole arm tingling. arm prob lasted about 5 minutes. was 3 days ago. Could this have been a heart attack?

L arm pain: Given the background, history, age/gender likely the isolated event was GI etiology though I'd suggest an ECG and cardiovascular risk assessment driven further evaluation ...Read more

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I think I am having a panic attack/ after affect 3 hours or so. I had sudden numbness in left arm/tingling. can talk fine, can raise arms. no weakness?

I think I am having a panic attack/ after affect 3 hours or so. I had sudden numbness in left arm/tingling. can talk fine, can raise arms. no weakness?

Acute Anxiety: I feel empathy for your condition. Having sudden numbness in left arm/tingling is causing panic feeling in you. Panic attack is period of intense fear with at least 4 of the following symptoms: Palpitation, sensation of shortness of breath, feeling of choking, chest pain, feeling dizzy or faint, numbness or tingling, seating, fear of going crazy, fear of dying Go to ER, and see a Psychiatrist ...Read more

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Last night sudden numbing sensation in left arm, fast heart rate, heavy arm, & tingling with movement.Today cold feelin in wrist, forearm, & shoulder?

Last night sudden numbing sensation in left arm, fast heart rate, heavy arm, & tingling with movement.Today cold feelin in wrist, forearm, & shoulder?

Get checked out: Symptoms described are nonspecific. They could be brought on by cardiac causes or they could be related to stress/anxiety with hyperventilation. They could also be brought on by cervical neck issues cause a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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Had tests in feb2014: stressecho,ecg,echo all normal; calcium score 0.5; chest xray normal. Bp130/80, nape pain and left arm tingling. Cardiac still?

Cardiac Enzymes?: With the tests done that you are reporting the only thing I'd like to know to really take your symptoms out of the territory of the heart would be cardiac enzymes and the results of a 12 lead EKG. If those 2 things are normal then, any ongoing symptoms of left arm sensations would be extremely unlikely to be related to cardiac ischemia...especially if it is ongoing, 24/7 as opposed to episodic. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause a tingling sensation left side of face left arm and left calf on and off today. No other symptoms. If I'm busy I feel it less.

Can anxiety cause a tingling sensation left side of face left arm and left calf on and off today. No other symptoms. If I'm busy I feel it less.

See that you have a: # of medical conditions. I would not assume that the tingling sensation you are experiencing is due to anxiety. The reason you may feel symptom less when you are busy is that it distracts you from focusing on the sensation. Take care. ...Read more

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I feel like im dying and havin pains and breathing problems related to a cold. I am having chest left arm pains and tingling. Im convinced its anxiety?

I feel like im dying and havin pains and breathing problems related to a cold. I am having chest left arm pains and tingling. Im convinced its anxiety?

Get checked: Yes anxiety can cause a multitude of physical symptoms, but you should be checked for other medical conditions. Even young people can have heart, lung, or other problems beside anxiety. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Tight chest,heart pound so fast,left arm feels tingling, dizzy,cold hand and feet,sweating,suddenly stiff at neck & shoulder. heart attack or anxiety?

Tight chest,heart pound so fast,left arm feels tingling, dizzy,cold hand and feet,sweating,suddenly stiff at neck & shoulder. heart attack or anxiety?

Uncertain: You are a 30 year old female - don't know if you have any risk factors for a heart attack. However, if you have never had a medical workup and had medical causes ruled out than having it assessed is prudent. It may be a panic attack but we can't diagnose it. ...Read more

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What does tingling in my left arm mean?

What does tingling  in my left arm mean?

The list is long: You could have: carpel tunnel radiculopathy diabetes (usually bilateral) vascular disease b12 def. (bil) tia (mini-stroke) ulnar nerve compression sat. Night palsy vasculitis so, go see your doctor. He may refer you after he does some labs and/or xrays or MRI or ....... Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more