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I have been having chest pains for a very long time. I am over-weight and a little depressed and I have anxiety issues. I have not been able to bring myself to a doctor and have not told anyone about these symptoms. Basically it's right over my left breast. The pain goes under my arm and onto my left shoulder as well. It's an achy feeling. Sometimes I can feel my heartbeat changing a bit, or maybe even skipping a beat? I dont know, but it isnt comfortable. I dont know how Im going to get myself to a doctor. Im scared and not strong enough. I'm also very very stressed out about a lot of things in my life.


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replied June 7th, 2012
Chest Pain Answer A35768
Pain over the left breast that radiates under the arm and into the left shoulder is most likely musculoskeletal in origin. It might be from arthritis in the spine. It is not from the heart. Occasional skipped heart beats is not a cause for worry.
Overweight, depressed, anxiety - all may make the pain worse. Why suffer when there are so many things to help you. By all means see your physician, and with him or her consider seeing a psychiatris or clinical psychologist for some insight into your problem.
Please be aware that I am unable to diagnose medical conditions online.


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