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  • Posted By: JonAngot
  • April 11, 2007
  • 04:17 PM

I've been having pain in my left arm/upper back/neck and vague chest pain. Only on the left side. I went into the ER and Ekg is fine, blood work is fine, I had a brain MRI, Ecg, Eeg, urine tests, the whole deal basically. They found nothing wrong. It's been about a 2 months now and I still have the symptoms and feel that there's something wrong here. I dont think it would bother me as much had it be on the right side (fear of heart problems). I am also told it may be anxiety, and I like to think it is just that but I cant go through the day without a the little thought in the back of my mind telling me its something else. If anyone has had any of these symptoms or has suffered from anxiety your words will help me gratefully. Keep in mind I'm only 18 years old and I'm very healthy.

God Bless You All.

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  • Hi Jon,The thing about the possibility of it being stress, is that it is pretty easy to check: get some calming meds (like valium, whatever) and see if that makes your symptoms go away. If they do, that's what it is. Talk to your doctor about getting a prescription, so that you can relax, and so you can see if that works. It is such an easy "test" that it doesn't make sense to not try it unless you can't take meds like that.Tell me about yourself: how tall are you? how much do you weigh? do you exercise? are you in school? did anything major happen in the weeks or months before this started? (like parent problems, relationship problems, moving, school, etc.) Answers to those questions will help me consider what else could be causing your trouble.Best,Shula
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