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I am a 58 year old woman and i am having a tightening feeling in my chest up my neck and jaw. The upper back by shoulder hurts. I looked up signs of a woman having a heart attack but I dont have all the symptoms. No cold sweat. I also looked up heartburn even though I have never had it and the symptoms dont match what I have. The tightening has been going on since work last night. I am too uncomfortable to lay down

Doctor's Assistant: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?

I dont sleep well, My dad died of COPD in 2013 , he was 80. My mom had a stroke in 2011. I dont think any heart disease in my family. I had the sleeve operation in arpril of 2015 and lost 100 lbs. and had lots of energy however I have had a headache every day since last December. I have had MRI, cat scan, my dr has tried every test and lately I have had ringing in my left ear real pronounced/. I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia , i have arthritis in my neck and my hands. since the sleeve i do not take blood pressure medicine or cholesterol. all my organs are healthy. I do have chronic pain and lately horrible cramps 3 or 4 times a week when i lay down to sleep. my dr did a vein test on my legs, they are fine. I do have a growing nodule on my thyroid that needs a biopsy.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

The only pill i take is 1 pill for metformin. one nexium, vertigo several times in the last 7 years. flexoril for the headaches, vitamin D. when i take a deep breath the tightness is still there.

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Myself Dr Josh. and I’m happy to help with your question today.Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern-

Does this tightness feeling increases on exertion like upon walking?

Any shortness of breath?

Any pain or numbness in left arm?

Waiting for your reply…

Thank you.

Kind Regards

Dr. Josh

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