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last night I woke with skin that felt lik,e it was burning

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last night I woke with skin that felt lik,e it was burning hhot on the insidem severe pain and felling like i might throw up. I am a woman 68. after about 10 min the pain went away and my skin seeme to cool down The pain was severe and frightening

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Do you have any medical problems or take any medication?

Customer:

yes,several, synthroid, fish oil. 2 different medications for IBS. vitamins.

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How do you feel now?

Customer:

fine

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did you have any problem breathing, strange feelings or pressure in your chest, left arm or jaw pain or any other symptoms at all other than the ones you have listed?

Customer:

no

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Ok. That is good news.

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Since this has only occurred once and you are now feeling better it is difficult what could have caused this episode. The good news, since you are back to feeling fine, I do not believe it is an emergency for you to see a MD>

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It may have been something as simple as indigestion....

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At this point, all we could do is guess.....

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That being said, it probably would be a good idea for you to get into see your regular MD in the near future for a good going over just to make sure things are OK.

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Does this make sense to you?

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I guess you have stepped away from your computer.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.


what about heat stroke

That would be, very, very unlikely to occur when laying in bed.
Hello from JA
I must disagree that a sudden episode of severe pain that wakes you from sleep is simply...probably nothing
We need to know a lot more
What medical problems do you have?
Where was this pain exactly?
What else happened with it?
Hello from JA
I have not heard back from you.
The concern here is angina.
It certainly would be atypical, but anything that wakes you from sleep and is severe needs evaluation.
You need an EKG.
I would not let these episodes continue.

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