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I have what it feels like a pulled muscle in my chest. hurts

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I have what it feels like a pulled muscle in my chest. hurts to lift both arms, hurts to breathe, and hurts when I push on the top of my chest just below my clavicle. I am a male age 48. Today is my birthday (:
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: no swelling, no bruising,, no injuries. started two days ago and got worse last night. No cough.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: been having stomach troubles but dr hasn't been able to diagnosis. Dr prescribed prilosac - no relief
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 9 months ago.

Hi. Welcome to JustAnswer. My name is Uzair.
I am reviewing your post and will get back to your reply momentarily.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 9 months ago.

It seems to be muscular pain and probable cause can be bad posture during sleep. I would recommend you to take tylenol thrice a day for one to two days and apply ibuprofen gel. If you feel any chest tightness or difficulty in breathing get an EKG to rule out any heart problem.

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Best wishes.

Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 9 months ago.

Happy Birthday.