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Persistent shortness of breath , jolting awake,chest pain ,left arm pain
Hello, I was writing in to see if anyone would be so kind as to fill me in on what this could be and what I should do. I suffer from anxiety and have had in the recent past multiple ekgs done, had bloodwork done, went to a cardiologist and got an ultrasound done, had chest x-rays done and all has thankfully come back fine. I am still concerned though as i've been getting almost persistent shortness of breath, left arm pain, chest pain in my upper left chest and pain in the center of my chest but am hoping it's just stomach pain from Gerd that I suffer from. What would be the best thing to do at this point? It seems calling an ambulance may be a bit drastic but am wanting to get in as soon as I can.I hate the weekends as they seem to cut me off from getting the medical help I feel I need but do not want to run up additional bills. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
Well, though there is a good chance that your symptoms are just due to benign reasons such as GERD, anxiety or respiratory issues; if the pain is acute, with non-specific symptoms it would take atleast an EKG to determine if its heart related. The best approach at this time would be to visit the ER and get an EKG done, just to be on the safer side. With symptoms present ‘continuously’ since some time, an elective visit to a primary care physician should suffice.
Hope this is helpful.
Hello Dr Kaul, thank you so very much for taking the time to read my post and help. It seems you are right. I've had these symptoms before and the Ekg and everything had come back to being just anxiety. I think there may be alot of allergies to but I don't know. Thank you very much and have a great weekend!
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