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Are Numbness And Pain In The Entire Left Shoulder Heart Attack Symptoms?

can a heart attack feel like a pulled upper rib muscle? I also have numbness & pain going down my left arm. I have been having pain in my left shoulder for a year & saw my Dr. last week. We concluded it was my Statin I have been taking that caused the pain. I was stacking wood & think I pulled a muscle
Tue, 2 Jan 2018
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welcome to hcm ...yes heart attack masy feel like pulled upper rib muscle . ..as you are taking statin which causes muscle pain as a side effect and your wood work has aggravated your problem ..please also get xray cervical strain as i have seen similar pain numbness in shoulder and arm with this also ..
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Are Numbness And Pain In The Entire Left Shoulder Heart Attack Symptoms?

welcome to hcm ...yes heart attack masy feel like pulled upper rib muscle . ..as you are taking statin which causes muscle pain as a side effect and your wood work has aggravated your problem ..please also get xray cervical strain as i have seen similar pain numbness in shoulder and arm with this also ..