Discussions By Condition: Cardiovascular disease

heart,nerve,or muscular?

Posted In: Cardiovascular disease 0 Replies
  • Posted By: tnmomofive
  • December 1, 2006
  • 01:28 PM

Needing some opinions here
I started having mild ..stabby,achy,burning pains in my left arm almost 1 year ago.These pains are in small areas but maybe twice I have had like a shooting sharp pain from elbow to shoulder.I also get tiny areas of this same pain in my neck once in while and in my jaw and leg none of these are all at once.I was diagnosed as having PVC's last yr which I know I have had most of my life far back as I can remember.I also have Generalized Anxiety Disorder other then that nothing I know of.I am 32 years old a mother of 5 and a smoker.No real history of heart problems in the family.I do recall having shortness of breath off and on here and there through the years.I recently (well about august) went to the ER with my concerns.I had blood work done,EKG,chest xray all came back fine and the doctor there told me I really am not a high risk but he wanted me to have my doctor set up a stress test with echocardiogram.I asked him "well if it isnt heart related what else could it be?" he said "well maybe muscular but I want you to have that stress test done." So I had that test done as well I had to get on the treadmill that test came back fine too.I forgot to mention too another symptom I have off and on is numbness in my left cheek and tingling in both my hands (new symptom).I know you are not doctors but I am just looking for opinions here.I thought maybe its muscular or a nerve thing but I am worried about it being my heart too.

thanks so much!

Reply Flag this Discussion
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.