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I am a 40 year old woman. I had a full hystorectomy more than 10 years ago.
A year ago had blood clots in my lungs
Pancreitis recently
And colon polyps removed recently
I use a cpap and oxygen at night

UGH !
So I've had several tests including EKG and chest xrays which came back showing the blood clots but no heart issues.
The last couple of months I have been experiencing extreme pain in the back of my head at the base of the skull on the left side. This causes extreme neck stiffness where I cannot move my head and severe headaches.
My doctor thinks its skeletal and prescribed flexeril and a non necartic pain medication.
This helps somewhat but I still get the sever pain at least once a week where the meds do not help.
Recently I have also been experiencing flu like achiness in my upper arms. This will happen every day around 11am and will last about 15-30 minutes and then goes away.
Could all of these indicate some sort of heart condition?
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It sounds very unlikely that the symptoms are cardiac related.  The symptoms sound musculosketal and could be due to a pinched nerve in the neck.  Talk with your doctor about further testing to define the problem.
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Thank you I feel a bit relieved. I will further discuss with my current MD.
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