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Pain in chest, difficult to move arms, discomfort - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Did I have a heart attack? The other night I had a crushing pain in the middle of my chest and if I tried to move my arms it hurt too bad to do so. I kept my arms tucked at my side and leaned over the kitchen counter until the pain subsided. It probably lasted only a couple of minutes but I continued to have some pain/discomfort in my chest. Thanks
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   let me read yoru query
Doctor :   can you mention your age ?
User :   57
Doctor :   which arms did you have the pain in ?
Doctor :   what were you doing when the pain came on ?
User :   I could not move either arm and after it stopped they had no pain just in the chest for about 1/2 hr. I opened the refrigerator door to get milk
Doctor :   can you describe the exact location of your chest pain ?
User :   in the middle between the breasts
Doctor :   were you able to sleep later on ?
User :   i took several hours before I could sleep
Doctor :   do u smoke or drink alcohol ?
User :   I drink several beers a day
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   are u taking any medications as of now
Doctor :   the pain described does not seem to be due to heart attack
Doctor :   this pain would be located in the left side of the chest, and the pain would radiate to the left arm
Doctor :   the most probable cause here would be gastric reflux
Doctor :   you can be benefited by medications like maalox or mylanta and prilosec to releive your symptoms
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Doctor :   please login if you have any other medical query
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
Doctor :   bye for now
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