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Pain in the chest and numbness in the arm, sleeplessness. History of ulcers and costochondritis. Suggestions?

Hi Doctors for over 2 years now i haven t been able to get a good nights sleep this is down to me waking up with severe pain in my chest area and coming out my back my hands and arms go numb to the point that i cant feel them?i have been with my own doctor on many occasions with this problem and he is treating me for ulcers but i think my stomach is o.k as i have a good diet i was also treated for costoconthritis.i am male and am 39 yrs old this is starting to affect my whole life. regards Eddie
Asked On : Fri, 6 Jul 2012
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Psychologist 's  Response
Dec 2015
Welcome to HCM
We understand your concerns

I went through your problem description. I suggest you not to worry too much. You must believe your doctors. They are correct about your health. They might not have given you the details, but I suspect you have some somatoform disorder named hypochondriasis.

Severe chest pain and numbness could just be your imagination. I mean it. Imagination can create problems which are non existent. Some patients of somatoform disorders even say they are without hand, when hand is very much available.

I suggest you need psychiatric intervention for hypochondriasis and anxiety. Do consult a psychiatrist.

Hope this clears your doubts. Available for further clarifications.
Good luck.
Answered: Fri, 18 Oct 2013
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