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Severe acid reflux, pain in upper arm. Family history of heart disease. Fibromyalgia or heart issue?

I am 41 with a family history of heart disease . Years ago I had an allergic reaction to steroids and Thu thought it was my heart and did an EKG and stress test which was fine. I ha,be been diagnosed with continuous. Now for the last 2 weeks I have had acid reflux bad. Everything I eat I get heartburn . Now for the last 2days I have been hurting In my upper left arm . I haven t hurt it or anything. I was not sure if this was from the fibromyalgia or from heart?
Asked On : Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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hi welcome to healthcare magic!
Pian radiation to upper arm could be due to acid reflux ,heart or may be local in nature.If your pain increases on excersising,is gripping in nature and is associated with sweating it is probable cardiac in nature and you may visit a cardiologist for an ecg and trop test
.However if it increases on applying local pressure to the area it may not be of cardiac origin.You may also try antacids to see if there is any decrease in your pain.If u find relief with these medications your pain is probably due to acid reflux and hence not a cause of worry.
Hope this helps!
Answered: Wed, 4 Sep 2013
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