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Sudden numbness and pain in arms
I've been having an odd symptom lately where I get a VERY strong sudden pain in between my shoulder blades.  My neck, arms and hands go numb and hurt too immediately, the air seems to get thick where it's hard to breath and I get a chest pain in the middle of my breast all within a second.  It usually only last for a couple minutes and it's gone.  
Could this be just a nerve issue or is this heart related.  Anyone else ever experience this?  Thank you in advance for any reply's.
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187666 tn?1331176945
It does sound like a disk or nerve problem. Can you describe the pain? I know that's hard to do. When my heart decide to spasm or whatever it's doing it feels like someone is taking my heart and smashing it hard and twisting it like wringing out a sponge. It stops me in my tracks. Sometimes is can radiate to the back (then I feel like a bug pinned to a cork board). Most often it's in front. So far I've been lucky enough that it doesn't radiate down the arms, just rarely up to my left clavicle.

I know you see your doctor pretty regularly. Since this is new for you, definitely ask soon to be checked.

hugs, irene
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390388 tn?1279639813
Hi.  Took the day off from hunting today due to pains and the bitterly cold weather.  Sorry I just read your reply.  I'm leaning toward nerve pinch or something; but, I'm not sure.

It's sort of like you said with the "smashing it hard and twisting it like a sponge" like you said; but, it hits hard like that in my neck, back, shoulders, arms and into my hands too.  The feeling is very intense and stops me cold in my tracks.  

The first pain is starts like a numbing and goes into intense pain making it hard to breath within seconds; but is gone within 3-5 minutes.  Sort of like a charley horse and then a limb that's been asleep waking up that hurts bad.  

I had a bunch of womanly test done in July; but, have not actually seen my doctor since Feb.   This has happened about 5 times this year; but, 3 of the times have been in the last week.  I've been pushing myself hard in cold weather (0-30 F), hiking and carrying a rifle around for hours.  Probably just pushing it too hard.

Trying to go with the what don't kill you; makes you stronger mood for two more days.  My face is burnt red from the cold, and my edema is very bad from hiking so much.  I think I'll wait until I look better before I tell her anything in fear of getting myself into trouble with her.  LOL   Hopefully it's just from a nerve; just thought I would ask on here to be on the safe side.

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390388 tn?1279639813
Ok.........Edema is still VERY poor.  When I lay down..... the side of my body that I lean toward is very swollen and very stiff to move in the AM.  Being that kidney issues were ruled out; could this be heart related?  
Previous issues still there but not so often; compared to when I was really pushing myself.  Just curious.  Thank you in advance.
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