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Have depression. Have chest pain, heavy shoulder, increased heart beat. What is happening?

hello dr i am 32 years old female & right now i am going through depression since last 2-3 months some time there is slight chest pain at my left side & also my left shoulder gets heavy & also my heart beating fast, IT FEELS LIKE ALOT OF PERSURE ON MY CHEST.i want to know what is happening to me .i have 5 years old daughter & my weight is 105 lbs & my height is 5 1 .
Asked On : Sat, 18 Aug 2012
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Hi there,

Thanks for writing in.

Your symptoms of pressure on the chest, palpitations(fast heart beat) might be due to depression/ Anxiety.

However, I would advise you to visit a physician to rule out other possible causes like heart disease, Anaemia,GERD(gastro esophageal reflux disease),thyroid disorders, Vitamin B12 defeciency, abnormalities in the electrolyte levels, low blood sugar levels etc.

As the above mentioned disorders could present with symptoms similiar to what you are experiencing now, it would be worthwhile to get the following investigations done like, hemoglobin, blood sugars, thyroid function test,serum electrolytes,Calcium levels, vitamin B12 levels, ECG.

Please sign up for yoga/relaxation classes which will reduce your depression/anxiety.

Hope this helps.

Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan

Answered: Sat, 18 Aug 2012
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