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Burning upper left chest to underarm

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  • Posted By: melly1088
  • November 11, 2006
  • 02:42 PM

My husband is 54 and just got a clean bill of health on his heart after undergoing a stress test. He has recnetly been diagnosed with high cholesterol and mild hypertension and is on medication. He has been getting intermittent pain on his left hand side. He describes it as a deep burning sensation in his upper chest close to his shoulder and travels to his under arm. He also says that his mouth starts salivating, I suppose like it does prior to vomiting, yet he does not feel nauseous. Does anyone have any ideas? He has talked to his doctor and the first time it happened was after they changed his cholesterol med, so they changed it back to vitorin, but the symptoms persist. Any direction would be appreciated.

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  • Ask your MD about costochondritis. Google it and check out the symptoms. I also posted info on it in another "Shoulder", "chest" pain question some one recently posted.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 12, 2006
    • 08:35 AM
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  • My husband is 54 and just got a clean bill of health on his heart after undergoing a stress test. He has recnetly been diagnosed with high cholesterol and mild hypertension and is on medication. He has been getting intermittent pain on his left hand side. He describes it as a deep burning sensation in his upper chest close to his shoulder and travels to his under arm. He also says that his mouth starts salivating, I suppose like it does prior to vomiting, yet he does not feel nauseous. Does anyone have any ideas? He has talked to his doctor and the first time it happened was after they changed his cholesterol med, so they changed it back to vitorin, but the symptoms persist. Any direction would be appreciated.I had svt in July of this year (2009) and had an ablaition done in August. My symptomps were suppose to go away and they did for the most part but I still have palpitaitons. I aquired major anxiety after my ablation so every little thing I felt later on after that, I just associated with anxiety. Now that I am able to control my anxiety a little better, I am noticing some odd things going on like colder left hands, and pain in my lower left chest, almost like a burning feeling that will not go away. My doc contributes everything I am feelign with anxiety but I know it is not. This is real and physical. I hope someone can help me. It gets worse when I carry my son who is 33lbs or when I get tired. Does this make sense? Someone help me please. (colitapeleo@yahoo.com)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 23, 2009
    • 07:06 PM
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