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Question: Left shoulder pain

 hilde - Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:58 pm

I have been having very painful left shoulder pain since last night. It started after I became very hungry last night. 8/10 pain. I thought after I ate something it would dissipate, however it did not. I took some tylenol 1500 mg about 2 hours after eating and then went to bed, I did wake up a few times and still had this pain, it did, though, seem to be less painful. This morning, it started up again. It is now somewhat radiating down below my left arm pit. I just took an ASA 325mg. I am not having any sob, palpitations, or any other s/sx of an MI. I'm a 45 year old female, in good health. I'm not over wt, in good physical shape. My total cholesterol is on the high side, 225. Family hx of CAD. I'm not on any anti lipidemia medications at this time. The only meds I take are vitamins, fish oil and ginkgoba.
What would be causing this pain to continue after being triggered by hunger...and having eaten and resolved my hunger?
Thank you
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:01 pm

User avatar Hi Hilde,

I'm not exactly certain what would be causing your symptoms. It may be that you had some reflux, which subsequently irritated the esophagus. Sometimes this can cause referred pain to the shoulder.

If your pain continues I would recommend you see your doctor.

Best wishes.

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