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Tingling arm, breathlessness after having alcohol and cigarettes

Hi I ve recently started to have A painful, sometimes tingling left arm and almost gasping for air whilst in bed. These symptoms only really appear the night after having alcohol and cigarettes, I know I should stop both but I only drink and smoke once a week and if it is in excess I will probably drink a lot of coffee the next day.
Asked On : Tue, 27 Nov 2012
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Alcohol is known to cause neuropathy, the common symptoms of which are numbness and tingling. And as is well known, smoking causes breathlessness. In addition, both alcohol and smoking increase the risk of heart disease, which may manifest as left sided chest pain radiating to left upper arm and a sensation of breathlessness. Taking coffeee will not make any difference in any of these. So please consult a doctor and get yourself evaluated, so that a proper diagnosis can be made and you can take appropriate treatment in the early stages itself.

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Answered: Mon, 17 Jun 2013
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