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Posted by Hope on August 30, 2002 at 23:15:06:

I have been experiencing some chest pain on and off for the last few months. Tonight it is worse then it has ever been. It feels as if someone is standing on my chest. I am only 24 and I have no high blood pressure or high cholesterol or anything of that nature. I do however have been going to Dr after Dr because I have numbness in both pinky fingers in both hands. I have been told time and time again that it is poor circulation and then I do arm and hand exercises every night and it still doesnt help. I am just curious if anyone has any idea what this could be a symptom of cause it is really starting to worry me.

At one time I thought it may have been indigestion, but what would cause the numbness? I also get very lightheaded, I get the chills, and unexplained nausea, sometimes extreme backpain in one localized area, and spots in my vision ???

I am going to make an appointment with a new Dr on tuesday to have some tests run, but I would like to see if anyone can help me now seeing that it is a 3 day weekend :)

Thanks in advance




Re: Chest pain

Posted by Davetx on August 31, 2002 at 02:33:59:

In Reply to: Chest pain posted by Hope on August 30, 2002 at 23:15:06:

Hope, What you are describing I had for years and mind started at about 25 years old. After test after test and Dr after Dr. I finally determined it was all stress related. Numness in hands can very well be caused from stress. Stress can actually cause poor circulation due to constriction of blood vessels by muscles that are tight. Look up bracing and sr in the archives. This is a continuous cycle, you hurt, you worry more, then you hurt more, then you worry that you hurt more. Hope this helps some.

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Re: Chest pain (Archive in costochondritis.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on August 31, 2002 at 13:18:48:

In Reply to: Chest pain posted by Hope on August 30, 2002 at 23:15:06:

Hi, Hope.

Listen to Davetx.

This is costochondritis and that is caused by BRACING.

Go to the glossary for any unfamiliar terms and then to the archives as to what to do about it.

Start with bracing and then costochondritis.

Let us know what you learn and how you do. This is a totally unnecesary condition EXCEPT for producing a great income for many docs.

Walt



Re: Chest pain (Archive in costochondritis.)

Posted by Leslie on August 31, 2002 at 18:15:19:

In Reply to: Re: Chest pain (Archive in costochondritis.) posted by Walt Stoll on August 31, 2002 at 13:18:48:

I agree with the good doctor, I have costo 4 yrs now and I experienced the same thing. This can be chronic, so be prepared. Press on your upper sternum and see if it produces pain, if it does, than you have costo.

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Re: Chest pain (Archive in costochondritis.)And for Dr. Stoll

Posted by Bev on August 31, 2002 at 18:18:50:

In Reply to: Re: Chest pain (Archive in costochondritis.) posted by Walt Stoll on August 31, 2002 at 13:18:48:

This is a totally unnecesary condition EXCEPT for producing a great income for many docs

Ive been on this list a couple yrs now, more of a spectator than writer, and I see you getting in a 'shot' at doctors whenever you can. Why are you like this? Is it because your license to practice was taken away? You hold a gridge? Its NOT an unnecessary condition, I got it from using exercise equipment at our local gym. I think it sucks that you put down doctors on this board every chance you get. There are a good many doctors not out to get a buck, and luckily I have one of those. Get that big chip off your shoulder Doc and do some SR, then you wont be so uptight about the doctors of today. :)



Re: Chest pain

Posted by
trudy on August 31, 2002 at 20:03:59:

In Reply to: Chest pain posted by Hope on August 30, 2002 at 23:15:06:

Crud, if I were experiencing chest pain "like someone standing on my chest" I would go to the closest ER and make sure it wasn't a heart problem, age 24 or no.

Recollect that very young ball player who recently passed away from genetic heart disease, who had perfectly fine cholesterol. Nausea, chills, back pain, all these are possible heart attack symptoms. An ER should be able to tell if this is what's going on if you insist they do the tests - I think an ekg and a blood test will both show signs if this is what's going on.


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Re: Chest pain (Archive in costochondritis.)And for Dr. Stoll

Posted by Davetx on August 31, 2002 at 23:34:33:

In Reply to: Re: Chest pain (Archive in costochondritis.)And for Dr. Stoll posted by Bev on August 31, 2002 at 18:18:50:

Bev, You are very fortunate, to have found one in the way you describe. I have never been that fortunate. Would you please post the names or practices (With there permission of course) of the many that you know or heard of that are not out to get you and will treat you personally so, I can contact or talk with them them if necessary. Thanks for your help.

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