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, the past two nights at about 17:00 onwards till the

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Hello, the past two nights at about 17:00 onwards till the early hours or morning I have had pain in left shoulder and arm with breathing difficulties with tight chest when breathing in when lying on my back, last night my heart rate was racing my temperature risen and my hands were of very red colour, I went to A&E and my heart or pulse was 99 which for me is higher than normal and there was nothing wrong with my heart after a heart Moniter test, I am a 30yr old male and weigh 18 stone, the past 7 months I have not exceraised and only eaten junk. I have yet to get any answers about my breathing and chest
Welcome to and thank you for your question.
I am going to assist you with your question. First I need a little more information-
Does pain become severe with deep breath?
Is pain continuous in nature?
Do you suffer from severe emotional stress or anxiety issue?
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Dr. Robert
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
On Saturday it was not as bad but bad enough to see a doctor who told me it was muscular
Last night it got pretty bad a lot worse than before I would not class it as servere however I'm scared it is leading that way
Pain is continuous in nature untill the morning around 8am hen starts all over again at night
I may have emotional stress and anxiety but have never be diagnosed with it
Dear Customer, Thanks for providing quick additional information.
I can understand your concern.
Well, such symptoms could occur with a condition - Costochondritis.
It is inflammation of the cartilage joining ribs to chest bone. It is this inflammation that causes chest pains inside the chest wall.
Nerve can be compressed due to inflamed cartilage and thereby the pain can be felt in arm too.
Such pain can also be felt in back too
At your age, I would not be worried for heart disease. Please stop worrying, that you have heart disease.
Such raised pulse rate is most likely due to anxiety issue.
The normal pulse for healthy person ranges from 60 to 100 beats per minute.
To treat this condition doctor advise for medications. These are-
-Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like- Motrin, Naproxen ,Aleve.
-Antidepressants, specifically tricyclic antidepressants, are very helpful.
-Muscle relaxants, are also very helpful in such cases.
Also, stress and anxiety issue would worsen your symptoms.
One should avoid caffeine, alcohol.
You should get engaged in aerobic exercise and stress-management techniques
like deep breathing and yoga.
You should take healthy and well balance diet. Try to exercise 4-5 times a week.
Please don't worry, Such symptoms are not related with any serious issue.
Good luck and take care.
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