Heartburn left arm pain

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I disagree with RedStar partially. Acid Reflux can mimic Angina, as it can cause chest pain, but it doesn't cause the left arm and hand pain that Angina causes. I'm a veteran of Angina issues and also have had life-long GERD issues. My sister in law is a Naturopath so I tried the digestive enzyme supplements with great expectations of success, but I crashed and burned, so to speak. As she predicted, GERD is such a complicated matter, one must try different routes to find relief.
Tagamet or Cimetidine are 2 over the counter meds that work well for heartburn. Only you know how much pain your in. If you can't stand it, get to the ER.
I'm currently on Atenolol for the tachycardia. Anyways, this heartburn pain scares me that it's heart related because of the back and left arm pain, though I had all those cardiac tests come back as negative. Is it possible for heartburn to be so severe that I feel it in my back and left arm as well?
I, too, have seen a number of docs about my chst pain, left arm pain and jaw pain (oh yeah, and HORRIBLE heartburn that seems to be unrelated to food). All classic symptoms and I am very concerned about it. But, FOUR cardios have found nothing and I have had the full run of tests and then some. My last workup was at the Mayo Clinic and they were VERY thorough! Thank God nothing is wrong with my heart but there is still the chest pain and arm pain both which are pretty bad since yesterday.
I have been having pain in my left arm pit and breast and in my shoulder blade. It kinda feels like heart burn but, it is only my left side and at night time it burns really bad. I don't see anything nor do I feel any lumps. Do you know what this might be?
Hi, I am a seventeen year old girl and for the past couple of weeks I've been experiencing chest discomfort, and a pain in my left arm that ranges from dull to sharp. The pain and discomfort also comes and goes. I have also been belching a lot lately (normally, i hardly ever do). The pain and discomfort get worse when I eat. I thought it could have been heartburn, but I don't see how that would explain the pain in my arm. As of yesterday, i also discovered that i had a pain in my left armpit.
On 10/31/07 I experienced a frightening event where, when simply leaving for the morning to go to work, I had a crushing pressure in my mid-chest (crushing like an elephant on my chest - no burning), broke out in a sweat, nauseous, dizzy, pain radiated quickly into my left neck and jaw, pounding pain in my left armpit and down the inner part of my left arm, severe pounding in both my femoral arteries (in both upper thighs), and was having trouble breathing.
i need some opinions or advice on whats going on with me,,, the past 5 days i have had bad migraines, tingling and numbness on my left arm and left foot and calf. My left face seems to turn cold sometimes. I get very dizzy, delusional, and light headed...kind of like im living in a dream or something. Most of all these things happen when im doing something. If i lay down all day and dont do anything, these episodes dont come often if at all.
Hi I often get a dull pain on the left side of my chest, moving into my arm-pit, radiating into my elbow and causing a feeling of weakness in my fore-arm. Could this just be normal heartburn and how does heartburn cause pain in such an awkward place/way? I get nervous when it comes to chest pains, as I have heart-valve problems and had heart-palpitations last night but because I get a miriad of different aches and pains (especially due to costochondritus) I try not to jump to conclusions.
Now I have heart palpitations/murmurs every day, there's a constant pain in my chest and left arm, as well as a feeling of numbness similar to when you strike your funny bone in your elbow. I am 19 years old, male, about 280lbs. I've been obese for about 6 years, and I get very little exercise. My family has a long vibrant history of heart disease and high blood pressure.
Last night it happened again, after supper, but this time the pain also went into my left arm down to my elbow. I took the Pepto as before, then started thinking maybe heart? And I knew if I took aspirin it would help the arm pain anyway, so I took two. After awhile I took Tums to stop the heartburn. I felt better after awhile. What could it be? Could it actually be heart-related, or is it just that I'm eating greasy food? Also, I do have a PEG tube I've had since surgery in May.
It may be related to pleura - lung membrane, or to lymph nodes in armpit. Visit your primary doctor who will listen your lungs and check nodes.
I have esophagitis and get left side chest pain, shoulder pain and sometimes back and arm pain. I have had an echo, EKG, cardiac enzymes, Chest X-ray etc. All they have found is the espohagitis. At least that has been my experience. I, too, never have any heartburn.
I have been having pains in my left armpit, it feels throbbing and as if its perspiring but it is not. As well as pain in my left breast on the side (by armpit) as well as the upper part of breast. My shoulder and left arm and backside sometimes hurts too. I was told I have anxiety but I never had it like this. I am a type 2 diabetic. I take metformin which I wonder about the side effects. I get these pains constantly. I've gone to the ER, they did EKG and X-rays said I was fine.
What i can suggest is that you write down is 1) what have you been doing/eating/ emotionally feeling before the pain started 2) give a descriptiopn of your symptoms, grade the pain from 1-10, note down any breathlessness, nausea, sweating, pale skin/lips, dizziness, note down where the pain raidiates to - is itjust your left arm, or is it your back or your jaw etc..
for over two weeks i have been experiencing moderate to severe pain in my left pectorals down to my left arm and numb radial fingers. can't hold on to things with my left hand like the right. it began when i woke up from sleeping in a fetal position in a cold room. cant afford an mri. tried stretching, tiger balm, hot/cold h20, seems nerve related because of the numbness. dont know what to do! any suggestions? in pain & dont want to become addicted to pain meds.
No SOB, fatigue or pain when taking deep breaths. The 'pain' moved into my left ribs and side (mid torso) and under my arm, it is now under my left breast. I went in for both chest & shoulder X-rays, and then had a MRI of the upper chest. Radiologist cleared me of any abnormalities, found 'previous asbestos exposure' but offered no explanation for this 'pain'.
I am a 31 y/o with Type 1 Diabetes (insulin-dependent) and have started having all the above symptoms as of the 1st of this year. Went to the ER with extreme chest pain and numbness in my left arm. All cardiac possibilities were ruled out, and I was sent home. I did a follow-up with my doctor who took an Amylase (yet to hear the results), and did a KUB xray. Even though I have regular BM's, he came back laughing stating that I was basically full of it (if you catch my drift).
I started having all kinds of crazy simptoms. Chest pains in the center and left side, pain in my left arm,jaw pain, My right side of my face and eye went numbed I felt electric shock fealings on my fingers My toung felt like it was burning i had blured vision my scalp was numbed acid reflux lots of pain in my upper stomach depression fear no energy. And all the doctors say there is nothing wrong with me. I think thats crazy.
Now ever since then I have at different times of the day and week this shallow pain in my chest that radiates down my left arm, and makes it tingle and moves to my left shoulder blade and sometimes to the jaw. Along with these symptoms, my blood pressure jumps from a low of 100/50 to 179/95 which is high for me as normally I am at 120/70.
Last was awoken by sharp pain in right breast, not heartburn felt more like a growing pain. Then felt sharp pain in right shoulder. Got up took Tylenol, drank water, pain subsided but was left with a dull pain in right arm that has cleared up as of now. Only 6 wks pregnant and read these pains could possibly be signs of an ectopic pregnancy. How likely is this? It is my second pregnancy, and I have no history of miscarriages.
The pain goes through to my back and at times into my upper left arm. When the pain is in my arm it may last an entire day or two and it feels like my arm is bruised. I also have pinching pains in my chest and almost always constant pain in my upper back. Very little regurgitation..but somedays are really bad. Nothing over the counter works! I have tried Protonix (2x daily), Aciphex, and Prilocec...with no or very little relief.
from last month or more than that i have been feeling burning sensation in the upper left quadrant , epigastrium , in axilla and pain in left shoulder , spine of scapula , in left arm ! My resting pulse rate is more than 100 .. it ranges between 100 to 125 .. My systolic pressure in normal and diasolic pressur is incresed above 80 ! and sometimes having fever sometime not also having headache mostly all the time and also suffering from insomia ..is any diagnosis ?
Another possibility is Scalene Myofascial Pain Syndrome. When scalene muscle is the cause of pain, the pain is referred from neck to to (either all or a combination of) chest, inner lining of scapula (shoulder bone), shoulder, posterior and lateral sides of the arm right up to the thumb and index finger. Treatment is by physiotherapy that involves indentifying the trigger points, and massaging them, and other exercises to relieve the muscle tension.
I have been experiencing left arm and chest pain. Mainly in my left arm though. I have been tothe doctor and had examinations for lumps etc but he is happy there is nothing wrong! I have lost my appetite and feel sick alot, I am short of breath at times and my chest feels tight, I also keep crying! I know this is anxiety and I believe that I am feelinglike this because of my arm pain.
Im a 22 Year old male, experiencing the same problems that many have listed. (Pain in left arm/tingling/weakness, pain in left leg/numbness, pain in the left side of my chest, also a painless spasm/twitch in my side/rib area, also pain in my side.) All of these things are happenning to me on a constant basis, somedays worse than others, but often with "severe" shortness of breath. I've been in and out of the ER like 10 times in the past month and a half.
I went to the ER when it first started and was really bad. My entire left side was tingling, including the left side of my face, my left arm, leg and foot. It only happens on the LEFT side. When I walked it felt like my left ankle was just going to give out on me, it felt really weak. I was also EXREMELY dizzy. I was admitted and these symptoms were strong and lasted for over a day. I was in the hospital for 2 days and they ran a CT scan, an MRI, blood tests, and all came back negative.
Tension in armpit and right outside it. whole left arm soreness feeling. I get pain sometimes as it seems right at the bottom of my left ribcage. I do have a lot of stress and anxiety though, just never thought that it could cause problems to where you think you're having a heart attack. Which is NEVER fun ;( Just also for a side note, ecstacy and stimulants seem to strengthen these symptoms for one reason or another,sometimes alcohol, which caused me to think it was a heart related problem.
I get pain under both breast sometimes in the middle of the night on the top of my left breast and the middle of my chest??? weird! I also get unexplained leg and arm pain with this and if it gets real bad I get muscle aches that make me feel I have suddenly came on with the flu. Please any information will help me at this point. I think my doctor doesnt believe me or something because she just keeps pushing everything on anxiety.
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