Chest Pain

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Having a pain in your chest can be scary. It does not always mean that you are having a heart attack. There can be many other causes, including Read more on MedlinePlus.gov.
Last Update May 26, 2016
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LUPUS AND CALCIUM
| nzpommy
My daughter who is 42 yrs old has been diagnosed with Calcium on both shoulders , one shoulder has been operated on and the Calcium removed , the other shoulder is awaiting a further operation, she had to stay in hospital 2 days ago as she was having chest pains and pains in her right arm , the hospital did tests on her and discovered she has Calcium on her ribs , she has now been tested for Lupus as she is displaying all the symptoms and we are awaiting results , i did not know the two were connected , but it would appear they are , Can any one give me any advise on this or if anyone has had the same experiences , please let me know as my daughter lives in Newzealand and i live in the UK , it is awful to see her suffering as she is a hard worker and works with children , she loves her job so much and she may need to reassess her future as things just seem to be getting worse every day , Thank you to anyone who can help .

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Martial Arts and fitness
| sokestuart
I spent 1 happy Saturday cutting the hedges around the garden and had a great sense of satisfaction when it was done.
Woke Sunday morning with chest pains and sure enough ended up in hospital with an MI, an angioplasty sorted it and it's now 6 weeks later.
It looks like I have claudication in one leg/foot so running/walking is a trial.
I've been a martial artist for over 50 years so I wasn't that bothered about running and walking, I got the 3 kg (6.6lb) medicine ball out the other day, did some squats, lunges, side stretches and rope skipping.
It's now 3 days later and I can barely walk down the stairs.
Someone please tell me it gets better and I'll get back to some level of fitness.

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| Shemp
I began Androgel 1.62 on a Monday, by Thursday and Friday I was experiencing mild chest pain. I discontinued and the pain has not reoccurred. I am 69 years old my testosterone was about 215. Is this a common experience and should I contact my doctor before to see if I should try it again?

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Recovering from pericarditis
| Chrispy213
6 weeks ago, after 10 trips to the ER with severe chest pain,I was finally diagnosed with Percarditis. I was prescribed colchicine and ibuprofen and now I no longer have chest pains. However, I now experience sever headaches, stiff/sore neck, feeling of pulled muscles around my head and face, is sometimes feels like I am wearing a band around my head. I also experience muscle weakness and tiredness. Has anyone else experience this? Could I be reacting to colchicine? Please help.

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| NormeeDee
I quit Januvia because i had too many side effects, now I still have chest pains and I have a bad headache, not to mention nausea.

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| Patty Adams McGarry
I was put on Aubagio Feb 2013.. I am 60 years old and have high blood pressure. I started having tightness in my chest in March, but I thought it was just a MS hug. Every month you talk to someone about your progress and if there were problems. I went to the ER with extreme High Blood Pressure... 180/ 140 ... none of my doctors were aware that this could be a problem caused my Aubagio. My chest pain continued to get worse and many times I could not breath.. I went to the ER where I was put in ICU. The chest xray should severe copd... there is a very small black box warning in the prescription papers that says may cause lung disease or make lung problems worse. I was a smoker at the time. The radiologist saw that the lining of my lungs were hardened by Aubagio. My life has been ruined. Looking at this site.. Aubagio still has not put this down as a side effect. So I share my story because if you are on a MS med... be sure you know all of the side effects.

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Double hit lymphoma , is it beatable?
| Dory
My brother is 62. Had Hodgkin's disease 30 years ago treated with radiation and chemo. 3 weeks ago diagnosed with Burkitts lymphoma , now they're saying Double Hit. He has had one round of da-Epoch-d? With no adverse reaction. Discharged one week ago, readmitted next day with chest pains. Since then he has been on IV antibiotics, blood and platelet transfusions. Can't keep his blood pressure up or temp .down. They are thinking of moving next chemo forward one week and say he can only have one more round. He is very despondent and giving up hope . Any comments , similar experiences? Trying to stay positive, we know people do best this.

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Night sweats for 5 years off and on before being diagnosed?
| Kleighh
I've had night sweats off and on for 5 years. Recently my blood pressure became very high, I've been getting rashes on my face as well as tingling of the face, arms and hands, chest pain and fatigue. My doctor found 3 painless swollen nodes in my neck. Wants me to have them biopsied. Is it possible that this has been going on for 5 years?

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| Sally528
My neighbor has lung disease. In the last 2 weeks, she has lost 20 pounds or so. She is also complaining about chest pains, and her skin is suddenly excessively oily. She is going to the doctors, but what do you think?

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Lovastatin or something else??????
| S. Dipigney
I took myself off from lovastatin upon after having extreme pain in my chest, left arm, and bi lateral in the knees. I had a moment of time where I was in the middle of speaking and completely lost my train of thought and forgot what it was I was going to say. I did go to the hospital and they could not figure out if it was the lovastatin or something more sinister. Without finding any other solution, they simply stated it was the lovastatin however, by that time I was already off from it for 2 weeks. Has anyone else had the same or similar problems that felt everlasting weeks or months upon discontinuing the medication.

Medications for Chest Pain

Aspirin
476,950 discussions
Taken for: Pain, Headaches, Clotting Disorder, Miscarriage*, Blood Clots
Other names: Baby Aspirin, Aspirin Lo Dose, Coated Aspirin, Enteric Coated Aspirin, Bayer Aspirin
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: OTC
*Off Label
3.5
Satisfaction
1.6
Helpfulness
Ibuprofen
486,498 discussions
Taken for: Pain, Headaches, Swelling, Cramping, Fever
Other names: Advil, Motrin, Nurofen, Ibu, Midol
Method of use: Injection, Oral Gel, Pill
Prescribing mode: OTC
3.9
Satisfaction
3.7
Helpfulness
Morphine
492,754 discussions
Taken for: Pain, Withdrawal Symptoms, Pain Relief, Chronic Pain, Back Pain
Other names: MS Contin, Oramorph, Kadian, Avinza, Msir
Method of use: Injection, Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
2.9
Satisfaction
3.7
Helpfulness
Prilosec
91,650 discussions
Taken for: GERD, Reflux, Heartburn, Ulcers, Stomach Pain
Other names: Omeprazole, Losec, Omeprazole Magnesium, Omez
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
3.6
Satisfaction
1.0
Helpfulness
Tylenol
699,774 discussions
Taken for: Pain, Headaches, Fever, Teething, Migraines
Other names: Acetaminophen, Excedrin, Tylenol With Codeine, Infant's Tylenol, Tylenol Cold
Method of use: Oral Drops, Pill, Rectal Ointment
Prescribing mode: OTC
3.0
Satisfaction
1.0
Helpfulness
Atenolol
41,066 discussions
Taken for: High Blood Pressure, Anxiety, Tachycardia, Palpitations, PVC's
Other names: Tenormin
Method of use: Injection, Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
3.4
Satisfaction
1.0
Helpfulness
Metoprolol
26,455 discussions
Taken for: High Blood Pressure, A Fib*, Anxiety*, Tachycardia, Palpitations
Other names: Toprol, Lopressor, Metoprolol Tartrate, Metoprolol Succinate
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.2
Satisfaction
1.0
Helpfulness
Toprol
24,234 discussions
Taken for: High Blood Pressure, Anxiety*, PVC's, Tachycardia, Palpitations
Other names: Metoprolol, Metoprolol Succinate
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.4
Satisfaction
1.0
Helpfulness
Advil
235,168 discussions
Taken for: Pain, Headaches, Cramping, Swelling, Fever
Other names: Ibuprofen, Motrin, Midol, Nuprin, Advil Cold & Sinus
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: OTC
3.7
Satisfaction
1.0
Helpfulness
Motrin
190,267 discussions
Taken for: Pain, Fever, Teething, Headaches, Swelling
Other names: Ibuprofen, Advil, Midol, Children's Motrin, Nuprin
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: OTC
4.0
Satisfaction
1.0
Helpfulness
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