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Sharp pain on the left side of chest, tingling down the left leg, shaky. What to do ?

Hi. two days ago I was just laying in bed not doing anything but watch a movie and I experienced a sharp pain on the left side of my chest lasting about a minute. Followed by a tingly numb feeling down my left leg then up to my face and my jaw muscles tightened up and my first thought was that I was having a stroke and tried to fight it. Now my left arm aches, left armpit and left leg sometimes aches and I feel kind of shaky. Im only 24 yrs old and am petrified. And I have no insurance. what do I do?
Asked On : Fri, 7 Dec 2012
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Diabetologist 's  Response
The first thing you must do is to get a Cardiogram. No age is barred from the risk of a myocardial ischemia which is commonly referred to as a heart attack. It would be worthwhile also to get a cardiac marker test done. Other things that could cause a pain of a similar nature, could be a muscular spasm, a post herpetic neuralgia or hyperacidity. I would suggest you go see a physician and get yourself evaluated.
Wish you luck.
Answered: Fri, 7 Dec 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Ram Choudhary's  Response
Hi Lhsbballstar24,
Welcome to healthcare Magic!
Your symptoms are quite alarming and indicate some cause in the brain.
It can be due to a cerebrovascular accident, a seizure or due to some other rarer pathology like arteriovenous malformation, tumor, abscess etc.
it needs costly investigations but cheapest way to handle this is to consult a local neurologist and get a neurological physical examination.
I hope the advise would be informative and useful for you.
Take Care!
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