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Dull pain in chest, tingling in arm, high BP. EKG done, normal. Due to angina?

I am 32 years old female and I have been experiencing dull pains and pressure on the left side of my chest just above my breast off and on for a couple of weeks now. The pain starts in my chest and goes down into my armpit and down the inside of my left arm. My arm also gets tingly when this happens. I went to the local ER which is very small and unorganized when this first happened and my blood pressure was up a bit 160/90 when it usually runs 110/70 or so. The nurse said that my bp was not that high but it is for my normal. They ran a 1 minute EKG but it was normal. Then I was hooked up to a portable monitor that was not even hooked to the computer and left in the room. I watched my pulse rate go from 150 to 50( I felt very weak when it dropped low) back up to 130 and so on, just up and down. No one was in the room at the time so I asked the doc when he came in about it and he didn t seem concerned. I was dishcharged with no diagnosis but was given a paper with information about angina. I have since had about 5 more episodes of the same type of pain lasting anywhere from 30 minutes to over an hour. I try to relax when this happens. I have no insurance and am part of a one income family so it is hard for me to just see a doctor. Any idea on what could be causing this?
Asked On : Sun, 15 Jul 2012
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
Hello Andrea and thanks for writing in at HCM
As per the detail given by you your pain can be due to Cervical Spondylosis or Angina. Needs to be investigated. Cervical Spondylosis can be conformed for X-ray C. Spine. It is treated by using hard bed, no pillow, no jerky movement of neck and use cervical collar if needed. But to rule out Heart pain you have to calculate your risk factors: Family History? Diabetic history? Lipidogram? (High Cholesterol and triglycerides but low good cholesterol are risk factor) Your weight? (if overweight reduce your weight).
Consult your doctor and get your Cardiac check up done which include ECG, TMT, Echocardiography and Lipid Profile and Fasting Blood Sugar. Get this all done and follow the advises of your doctor.
Best Wishes
Dr. Dinesh Kumar Bhatia
Health Care Magic
Answered: Thu, 19 Jul 2012
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