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I’ve taking myself to a&e. since Sunday I’ve had a numb

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I’ve taking myself to a&e. since Sunday I’ve had a numb tingly arm. It feels as though someone has sat on it and it’s gone dead. So far I’ve had my blood pressure checked which they said was a little high but not concerning. I’ve had my heart rate checked and bloods which I’m now waiting on results. Im terrified that at 37 (female) I’m having a heart attack and I’m going to die. Are all heart attacks a death sentence?
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Kay replied 14 days ago.
Hi
Expert:  Dr Kay replied 14 days ago.
Have they done ekg and blood tests?
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I’m just waiting on results
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I’ve basically came on here for reassurance because I’m very worried
Expert:  Dr Kay replied 14 days ago.

Do you have any diagnosis?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
No I’m just waiting
Expert:  Dr Kay replied 14 days ago.

Do you work? Any recent stress in life or at work ?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
If being told the blood pressure isn’t too high then is there a chance I’m not having a heart attack?
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I work. And I’m stressed with my autistic child, I’m actually very stressed
Expert:  Dr Kay replied 14 days ago.

Young females usually are protected of heart attacks as their estrogen levels provide extra protection from heart attacks . However , if you have any underlying condition like any bloood lipid issue etc then you can have heart attack at a young age .

Expert:  Dr Kay replied 14 days ago.
Heart attack can be a killer if not treated in time .
Expert:  Dr Kay replied 14 days ago.

Your symptoms are more looking like a bad anxiety attack rather than anything else.

Expert:  Dr Kay replied 14 days ago.

Fingers crossed.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I’m pretty sure I don’t have any underlying issues.
So being at the emergency room right now could save me
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I’m hoping that is the case. I didn’t know anxiety could course a numb arm
Expert:  Dr Kay replied 14 days ago.
numbness can happen inn anxiety as well . But it is just for some minutes.
Expert:  Dr Kay replied 14 days ago.

Have they done a CT scan?

Expert:  Dr Kay replied 14 days ago.

Head scan ?

Expert:  Dr Kay replied 14 days ago.

In my humble opinion. It’s more looking like anxiety.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
No. Just the ekg and blood tests which I’m waiting on results for
Expert:  Dr Kay replied 14 days ago.

Ok no worries . You don’t need head scan .