I had some sort of a stroke?

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On Oct. 31. I was getting to bed around 4am (I work 2nd shift) and I was feeling stressed that night because I couldn't get to sleep. I fell asleep around 4:20am and I remember dreaming when suddenly I had sharp heart pains and my left arm/armpit had a numb tingle feeling. I woke up a freaked out and my chest pains and numbess were still there. Once I calmed down the chest pains went away, but I had a shortness of breath. I ended up getting 3 hours of sleep and throughout the day either my left arm or my neck and chin have a light numbness. I'm not sure if I had some sort of a minor stroke, heart attack, or panic attack and I haven't been to the doctors yet. How concerned should I be?

 

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    I should also add that I'm 22 years old.

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    It is highly unlikely that what you had was heart attack. And a stroke happens in the brain not in the chest area. It sounds to me like you pinched a nerve in your neck. if I were you I would try the chiropractor.
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    Hi Jordan. I believe concerned enough to get to a hospital to get thoroughly checked out asap. I've had 2 Tia's and then a full stroke. I did not have chest pain, but everybody is different. Mine was a loss of function numbness and a migraine. If you go to a hospital, they may order cat scans and all the things they do when checking the heart. But if I were you I  wouldn't wait a moment longer. Nobody on here is a doctor, but you are still in a place you can prevent something worse. So go! Let us know how it goes. God bless you. Lori

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    Hi again. To respond to your add-on...I am 58 years old. But a 23-year-old stroke victim was in the ICU unit with me. These things don't seem to have an age. Good Luck. Lori

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    Hi Jordan .I think if i were you i would go to your nearest emergency room act like you just got it so that they run all test according to your symptoms .Explain with detail .I rather go to the er for quick testing and piece of mind ,unless you go to your dr and explain your symptoms and he sends you to a specialist .I rather just get all results with one visit and be able to have peace.

    Good luck 

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    Do go, ASAP, I agree with the previous commenter. We are not doctors, but it sure sounded like heart issues as well. Good luck and let us know.

     

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    It might be too late by now, but if you're trying to decide whether to go to the doctor or the ER absolutely go with the ER. My first stroke I made the mistake of going to my doctor the next day and he of course ordered an MRI which is standard procedure. The only problem is they couldn't get me in for 5 days. It still showed that I'd had a stroke but I should not have had to go five days to find out. At least in the ER you will get the MRI and any other test you might need done right away

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    I would go in. Don’t lie about when you got it though. They can tell and it will discredit the rest of your symptoms. Just be honest.

    To me it doesn’t like like a stroke as I don’t think they usually have pain.  Strokes are a subtractive symptom.  This sounds more like a strong pinched nerve, or heart issue.  I am not a doctor though. Do get this checked out especially yout heart. And don’t let them dismiss you if you are young.  If they do, go to a cardiac specialist and neurologist if it persists.

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