Hello, I was experiencing sharp pain in my neck and jaw and down my left arm briefly.I'm a 52 yr old woman with family history of heart disease. Is this urgent?
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 51 almost 52
nothing. I'm okay now
this sounds urgent to me, lets talk about it for one second, can you take an aspirin
the pain is usually not sharp though
Hi, I actually don't have any here but I can get some. I"m at work right now
in my neck it was
the pain if sharp in the neck is usually neck pain or "wry neck"
this is the first time I ever experienced it
are you having a mechanical imput to your pain, meaning if you roll your neck around does it make a difference
roll your head around, touch your shoulders with your ears, etc
it's over now, but it didn't respond to any massage. When I just forced myself to step back from an anxiety producing situation, it abated a little
not good, can you get an aspirin?
I think so. What should I be looking out for?
are you short of breath, breathing shallow?
sometimes it feels like I can't catch my breath, but I'm okay now
did you feel any palpitations?
it was startling because I had never had any neck paing
pounding in your chest
could this have been heartburn in the setting of anxiety? do you have GERD?
do you burp, have reflux?
no, definitely not.
gall bladder disease, are you overweight?
No, no gb disease but I could lose a few lbs. I'm 5'4 and 159
Here's what worries me: my dad died of a heart attack at 44 and my brother at 45
no, no diabetes
I think you have to go and get this checked out, sorry but you can't ignor this
I tried to make an apptmt with my dr and she can't get me in until Oct. Do I need to go to urgent care?
if you are having what you just told me yes
but I'm okay now; this was just an episode today
but it was unsettling
it can be a heaviness or fullness of pressure on your chest.
so was it anxiety driven?
okay, well that's about it. I don't feel heaviness/fullness
yes, it was
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I understand. well I wish you success and let me know if you have any other questions.
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