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left shoulder, arm and neck pain

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  • Posted By: dazzle
  • February 29, 2008
  • 07:04 PM


I have been to the hospital and they said my heart was fine...so am posting this as I have an appointment at my doctors next week...and the symptoms are still there but not as intense...

here is my questions...I posted this in another forum somewhere but got no replies..so hopefully will get some response...I posted this below the day I went to hospital..I just took my self there...but they found nothing wrong.

I have been on phentermine since last October 2007. I have lost over three stone, started off at 20st...'

My question is that recently in the last say 10 days..more so now though, I have a stiff pain in my left side of neck, shoulder bone, and also middle of back. It is more noticeable on my left jugular neck side like a tension or tightness. I feel like uptight as well...and have slight chest pain but not centre...also palpitations...and sometimes a slight pain in my left arm...I am 38 male and no illness or health problems..

Obviously I have stopped taking phentermine flushed them down toilet. The above symptoms are still there but not as intense...though I have tension in left neck where jugular is, and also left shoulder more front shoulder bone, and my arm left slight pain now and then, sometimes the same time as pain in my neck...

When this first started I also had stomach dragging dull pain, and dull pain ache where a womans bra strap would be at the back...' Plus small pains in left side of chest heart region, not centre..I say heart but the hospital said it was fine so it could be lung or whatever. I just wondered what you all think.

Should the hospital have done an x ray... they only did pulse, blood pressure and them pads attached to me to produce a graph...also I was quite taken aback by their comment, why did I go to them (hospital) and not my doctor..well I thought it was symptoms of a heart attack... plus they said have I not taken pain killers..

your help would be appreciated...I know I am going to see my doctor soon and so should there be anything I should ask the doctor..also do any of you know what could be wrong...thanks

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  • Hi Dazzle,First of all- you did the right thing going to the hospital with your symptoms. Secondly, it is great news that your ECG and other cardio tests came back OK- whew!OK, so where does that leave you?You are obviously on a weight loss programme- does this programme involve regular exercise? In particular, are you doing any resistance training with weights or machines? If so, incorrect technique or excessive strength training can lead to muscle strain in the areas you have indicated. Those muscle groups are affected by pressing type movements, like an overhead press or incline bench press.Also, similar muscle strain can occur from sleeping on your stomach, or on the couch, or with an unsupportive pillow.If there has been physical strain to the area, you will be able to feel very taut muscle fibres around those areas, and some tenderness as well. If this is evident, apply a heat pack to the area regularly and do some gentle stretches or seek some massage / physiotherapy treament.
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