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hi i keep getting a prickly feeling around my chest

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Posted on Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Question: hi i keep getting a prickly feeling around my chest are.
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (5 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I would recommend as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on Ask a Doctor service!

I understand your concern and would explain that your symptoms could be related to musculoskeletal pain.

I would like to know if this sensation is triggered by deep breathing or pressure on the chest. This would be another argument in favour of musculoskeletal pain.

In such case, I would just recommend taking a painkiller like Ibuprofen.

Otherwise, I would recommend consulting with your attending physician for a physical exam and some tests ( a resting ECG and cardiac enzymes, a chest x-ray study, complete blood count, PCR, ESR for inflammation).

I would also like to know your age and your past medical history.

Hope you will find this answer helpful!

I remain at your disposal for any further questions whenever you need!

Kind regards,
Dr.Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist


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Follow up: Dr. Ilir Sharka (1 hour later)
Hi Thank you for your reply. I get the prickling sensation on the top left of my breast and on the right too. I have started getting pain under my left armpit and top of my left arm down from my shoulder. i have a pain under my left cheek bone and a headache acrods tte top of my eyes. i have been to my GP several times about it. had 2 x rays done came back all clear. I have had a dry cough for 3 months. (non smoker non drinker) they last did a blood test in july and everything came back okay they tested kidneys liver colestrol diabetes. i take 100mg of sertraline and 40/80mg of propranalol too for anxiety. but no other issues. im 27yr old female 5" 3 96kg.
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
My opinion as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello again!

Thank you for the additional information!

Based on your description of the pain, I would exclude any possible cardiac issues!

In my opinion, your symptoms could be related to anxiety or fibromyalgia.

I would also recommend performing a sinus X-Ray study to exclude a sinus infection and consulting with an ophthalmologist because the headaches in this region could be related to the sinuses or eye disorder too.

Hope you will find this answer helpful!

Wishing all the best,

Dr.Iliri
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Brief Answer: I would recommend as follows: Detailed Answer: Hello! Welcome and thank you for asking on Ask a Doctor service! I understand your concern and would explain that your symptoms could be related to musculoskeletal pain. I would like to know if this sensation is triggered by deep breathing or pressure on the chest. This would be another argument in favour of musculoskeletal pain. In such case, I would just recommend taking a painkiller like Ibuprofen. Otherwise, I would recommend consulting with your attending physician for a physical exam and some tests ( a resting ECG and cardiac enzymes, a chest x-ray study, complete blood count, PCR, ESR for inflammation). I would also like to know your age and your past medical history. Hope you will find this answer helpful! I remain at your disposal for any further questions whenever you need! Kind regards, Dr.Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist