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Forum Name: Chest symptoms
Question: Morning Chest Pain
|lih - Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:22 pm||
I am a 57 year old female. For the past 2-3 weeks, I have experienced severe pain in the chest and left arm around 10-11 am each morning. The pain lasts for at least 30 minutes, and is relieved only by sitting or laying down. If I do not rest, the pain continues and becomes more severe. I have no history of heart disease or gastroenterologic problems. I presently take Allegra for allergies, Lipitor for cholesterol, Arthrotec for osteoarthritis, and Evista. I had hoped that the problem was temporary, but it does not seem to be improving. Does anyone have thoughts regarding the possible cause and resolution of this problem?
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:32 am||
There are several possible causes for chest pain. When you describe that the pain only goes away with rest and is involving the chest and arm I am concerned that you may be having some pain related to your heart.
I would recommend you see your doctor for an evaluation.
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