Discussions By Condition: Cardiovascular disease

Worrying burning sensation left hand side of chest

Posted In: Cardiovascular disease 5 Replies
  • Posted By: Summersunshine
  • March 27, 2008
  • 08:15 PM

I am a 26 year old female and over the last week I have been getting a burning feeling in the left hand side of my chest around and under the breast area.
I feel lightheaded, sick, clammy hands and I sweat at night even if it's cold. My heart rate isn't fast but I do feel it pounding more then usual.
It happens mainly at night and sometimes when I am sitting down doing nothing.
It often radiates round to the side of my chest and under my arm pit and just a few hours ago my upper back area also started burning along with pins and needles.
I wouldn't say it's painful just uncomforterble and worrying!
My breathing isn't any different (I have asthma anyway) and it sometimes burns a bit more when I cough.
Please help!!!!
thank you

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  • hmmmmmm maybe u should look into shingles, It starts that way & the rash can take anywhere from a couple of days to 3 wks in some cases. Hope u feel better soon :)
    Tootsie 628 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thanks for the reply but it is internally and not on the skin.I can see how it would sound like that though. I have made a doctors appointment for this afternoon so hopefully that will put a stop to my worrying.
    Summersunshine 12 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi again.......shingles can also be under the skin, it can travel up nerves also & cause many problems.......i do hope it is not shingles ! Im glad ur going to docs as best to start there. Let me know how u get on plz. Hope u get answers & better soon !:)
    Tootsie 628 Replies Flag this Response
  • Errm well I went to the doctor and it turns out it has nothing to do with my heart! I had a baby 7 months ago and the doctor diagnosed me with post natal depression. Chest pain is a common symptom apparently. He did checks anyway and my heart is fine :o
    Summersunshine 12 Replies Flag this Response
  • I get the same thing and i have generalized anxiety dissorder. I have had all sorts of tests fdrom a cardiologist and said my heart is fine but i stil worry about this. Can you give me aby help on how to get over it?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
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