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Feel like heart skips beat, veins on left arm, left of neck and chest are deep blue, armpit hurts. What's wrong ?

I am a 22 year old female in good health with no previous heart problems or family history of heart problems. I don t take any medications . Here s the problem My heart feels like it keeps skipping beats, like I get hit in the chest and everything hurts like sludge is going through my body. The veins on my left arm , the left of my neck , and chest are all deep blue and my armpit hurts. Last night I attended a friends birthday bash and was an idiot and left my drink alone for a minute, I came back and downed it and my mouth went numb and my heart started racing and I felt like I needed to run, as well as my pupils dialated. I think some ass hole put cocaine in my drink. What s wrong with my arm and why does it hurt so bad? Please help
Asked On : Sat, 23 Feb 2013
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

From the descroption of your symptoms there could be two possibilities - one is a crdiac-related problem, second is an anxiety-related problem. Anxiety can manifest itself with not only psychological symptoms, but with physical symptoms also.

I would advise you to get yourself examined by a doctor and have an ECG done to rule out any cardiac problems. If everything is fine, then it is likely to be an anxiety-related problem. If this is the case, there are effective treatment options available - in the form of medication or psychological therapies. I would also like to caution you that frequent or excessive alcohol intake can trigger or worsen anxiety disorders.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Sat, 23 Feb 2013
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