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When i'm feeling very stressed (usually about my job) my heart will ache, back will hurt and my sides cramp. What can I do to cope with the stress ?

When i'm feeling very stressed (usually about my job) my heart will ache, back will hurt and my sides cramp. What can I do to cope with the stress ?

Many things!: On your own, you can practice present moment awareness as with meditation, yoga, tai chi, qi gong, etc. Also eat healthy whole foods instead of processed ones; eliminate caffeine and other stimulants. Get consistent sleep & exercise. You can also meet with a psychologist or other therapist to explore your stresses, and see any patterns you might be able to change in helpful ways. Massage too! ...Read more

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I have a temp of 99.1, my body is aching. My heart rate is 98 bpm. I feel like my muscles are shaking.

I have a temp of 99.1, my body is aching. My heart rate is 98 bpm. I feel like my muscles are shaking.

Illness: You are ill. This is the time to rest, drink as much fluids as possible. And, to keep your temperature under control you may want to take some advil or tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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What can be done to stop my heart aches?

What can be done to stop my heart aches?

Heart ache: To stop heart aches you need to know the cause of the heart ache. If its physiologic you deal with the physiology causing it. If its emotional or psychologic, you need to deal with those causes. ...Read more

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How much would it cost to check my heart? I get heart aches every now and then. It hurts but then goes away. Should I go? What can it be?

How much would it cost to check my heart? I get heart aches every now and then. It hurts but then goes away. Should I go? What can it be?

Cardiac work-ups: Can be quite costly. In a young man like yourself, the likelihood of a significant cardiac abnormality is quite remote. Why don't you go see your doctor and talk about it? He/She can examine you and reassure you or send you on if there seems to be something going on. ...Read more

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My heart keep aching few times a days. Have any solutions for this? Thanks.

My heart keep aching few times a days. Have any solutions for this? Thanks.

Heart ache: Is it your heart or your chest that aches ? It's likely your chest . At your age likely non cardiac get a check out nonetheless. ...Read more

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My heart is aching..Everytime i breath its getting hard but i still cope.Do i need to take it serious?

My heart is aching..Everytime i breath its getting hard but i still cope.Do i need to take it serious?

Ambulance to the ER: Heart pain, chest tightness, chest pain, and shortness of breath can be due to minor problems or to very serious ones. An emergency room doctor can check to see what might be going on. Necessary tests and chest xrays may be done. Possible causes include a heart angina, partial pneumothorax (collapsed lung), asthma, reflux, heart arrythmias, etc... One should not wait around with such symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm currently having a stabbing pain in my heart at uneven times. My heart aches and is beating rather quickly. What's wrong?

I'm currently having a stabbing pain in my heart at uneven times. My heart aches and is beating rather quickly. What's wrong?

Heart arrhythmias: Your heart may be having some quickened heart rates, sometimes called psvt. It is benign but should be looked at. If it gets worse or more sustained, should see a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Upper left back ache with heart ache?

Upper left back ache with heart ache?

Back Pain: This is commonly triggered by a rhomboid muscle nodule. It can be treated by massage, physical therapy and / or injection. See your doctor for confirmation and treatment.. ...Read more

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Upper left side of back ache with heart ache.

Upper left side of back ache with heart ache.

Nonspecific: Unfortunately this is a fairly nonspecific question. Heart ache suggests chest pain, which, if persistent, needs to be evaluated by a physician. Depending on the diagnosis, the cause of the chest pain may also be causing your back ache. Sometimes the situation is reversed, with back pain causing radiation into the chest - again, evaluation with a physician will help to sort this out. ...Read more

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Doc, why I do experience hard breathing and heart aches sometimes?

Doc, why I do experience hard breathing and heart aches sometimes?

Many possibilities: Those symptoms beg a more thorough history from your doctor and then examination. The symptoms you describe are a little vague and really need clarification in order to give you teh best answer, . ...Read more

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29f. Whole back suddenly started aching...On and off...Feels a bit better when i lay down. Could that be a sign of heart attack?

Back aches: What you describe is highly unlikely to be related to the heart. It sounds more musculoskeletal. If it is persistent should see your doc and be evaluated. ...Read more

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My boyfriend suffer of heart ache is not something that he was born with so if we hav a baby does da baby gonna hav problems wit its heart too?

My boyfriend suffer of heart ache is not something that he was born with so if we hav a baby does da baby gonna hav problems wit its heart too?

Heart ache v disease: I'm not clear what you mean by "heart ache". You'll both need to discuss w/his doc the implications of his condition on any children you might have together. In general, while there is concern over family history, most conditions are usually not enough to keep one from having children. Still, it's best to clarify exactly what kind of "heart ache" he has before proceeding further. ...Read more

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Full cardiac work up normal. CardioF/U said it's not my heart.I still have aches/tension on my whole upper body.Age28,no hist,non smoker.Still heart?

Full cardiac work up normal. CardioF/U said it's not my heart.I still have aches/tension on my whole upper body.Age28,no hist,non smoker.Still heart?

Not likely: Your symptoms are not suggesting heart as being the origin. Studying the pattern of the pain may help us understand its origin better. It can be anywhere from musculoskeletal to anxiety. The pattern and circumstances of your symptoms are critical in deciding what's next. ...Read more