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Irregular heart, pulse beat, chest pain, tingling in arms. Reason for above symptoms?

Hi, I am 23, female, low to normal blood pressure and a healthy weight. Over the past 6 months my heart beat felt odd now and then, I d check my pulse and it felt as if it beats normally then there is a longer gap between the next beat, then it beats normally again. It only occurs at rest, or when I am really tired (I gave up caffeine but it didn t help). Now for the past 2 weeks I have been getting really sharp pain on the left side of my chest , almost as if it feels heavy and restricted, and my left arm goes tingly (pins and needles), I thought it could be all in my head, but last night, the pain woke me up and I couldn t sleep. I get it when sitting down or walking, it s worst at rest I find. I m far too young for angina? but this is really worrying me now, I went to the doctor and he said blood pressure and heart beat is normal. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
Asked On : Mon, 17 Dec 2012
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Hi ,
Welcome to HCM ,
from your history it look like your heart rate is irregular in past and now you are getting some pain ,
heart pain usually increase on exercise and relived on rest ,
but irregularity in heart beat can cause discomfort and palpitation ,
i would like to suggest to do few more test as irregular heart beat should not be neglected ,
do @ D Echo and 24 hour holter study and consult cardiologist and follow his advice ,
avoid caffein and tea also ,
no to tobacco in any form ,
take proper sleep ,
stay relax ,
do stress relaxing yogas ,
take care
Answered: Wed, 19 Dec 2012
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