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Forum Name: Cardiology Symptoms

Question: Left arm pain/high blood pressure

 margewil - Sat Mar 26, 2005 3:39 pm

I am 36 years old and have woke up twice this week with pains in my left shoulder which radiates down my arm - at first I thought I just slept on it wrong but the pain lasted for almost 2 to 3 hours. I checked my blood pressure with an at home kit and it was 162/107. The pain has gone and my pressure is back down to 119/67. I had been having some problems with indigestion but that seems to have cleared up after I gave up coffee and some other foods. I am somewhat overweight and have a history of high blood pressure but am not on any medication at this time. I am really anxious that something is wrong but also concerned that I'm just being overly cautious. Any advice would be appreciated.
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Mon Mar 28, 2005 10:37 pm

User avatar Dear margewil,

This does not sound like pain of cardiac origin.

i think that you might have a neck problem or a shoulder problem.

The high blood pressure is caused by the pain itself (reaction to the pain).

Thank you very much for using our website and i hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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