Chest Ache, numb left arm and occasional abdominal stabs.

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I have an ache in my upper left chest and whenever I walk anywhere my left arms starts to feel numb and the ache goes into my neck and a little of my jaw. My abdominal also occsionally has a stabbing pain. I've been to A and E twice and my ecg, blood test and chest scan all came back fine. But I still feel these symptoms whenever i'm walking anywhere. I feel like I'm going crazy. I swear it isn't just anxiety these things feel physical and real.

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    A&E told my wife after keeping her overnight that with over 50% of people with chest pain it is not cardiac related and often no cause is found and discharged her.

    The next week my wife went to her GP. He prodded her stomach and said duodenal ulcer when she squealed. That was what both myself and one of the paramedics had said as we had both had them with similar chest pain, arm and jaw pain and sweating..

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    hey around the diaphragm area. Only when I'm walking though. When I'm stationary it's just an ache in my left chest but when I move it gets worse and spreads up my neck and my left arm goes numb, or to put it a better way my left arms feels like the circulation has been cut.

    It's horrible because it makes me not want to walk anywhere or do anything. The frustrating thing is because when I go to A and E I'm sat down for so long the symptoms go away by the time I see anyone. I understand I'm only 28 and probably not having a heart attack but I really don't want to wait around for the time it takes to see a doctor to then book an appointment with a cardiologist, it feels like its getting worse every day.

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      I understand how you feel. I collapsed at work 4 months ago. medics came and said I was in Afib and by the time I got seen by A&E, I was back in rythym. So the er didn't do anything for me but refer me to a cardiologist. But took 3 weeks to get in. It was a horrible wait, thinking I could die while waiting. Best thing to do is just make that appointment and go.

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    I am 83 and I still play golf and tennis. I have had 7 stents and 3 ablations over 7 years. I had a heart attack in 1992 when I lived in Paris; I was treated well and went for years with the odd stent put in and skied for 23 years . However, I had a problem 9 years ago very like yours ,and went to A&E . They kept me 3 hours then at 2.30 am I was discharged and went home by taxi!

    the symptoms persisted over the weekend and I saw a cardiologogist in another hospital and they put a stent in and I was fine. Moral : keep persisting but in the meantime take 4/600 mgs of ibuprofen and the symptoms go away you have an inflammatory condition so see a chiropracter or similar to see if you need more treatment.

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