I am a 19 yr old female. I have been experiencing paliputations for about a month and my heart felt like it was beating faster when I laid down. Two nights ago, I was fixing to go to sleep and I got a tightness in my chest and then the pain went down my left arm, up to my neck, and around the left part of my back. It takes everything out of my just to walk and I feel like Im weighted down. I went to the ER and they did an EKG, chest xray, and cardiac enzymes test and all came back normal. They sent me home with ibuprofen. Today, I went to a different ER because the pain is still there, and everything came back fine again. Im still hurting and I feel like no one knows what is wrong, I was researching and thought it might be my spleen? I just wanted to see if you knew of any possibilities of what this could be. Thank you.
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Palpitations may be associated with heart problems, anemia, low blood sugar and low blood pressure. If you have cough and are taking medicines that contain asthalin or terbutaline then the palpitations can be a side effect of the drugs. Disease (such as hyperthyroidism and pheochromocytoma) or mitral stenosis, panic disorder all cause this.
Chest pain radiating to arm and neck is usually due to angina and peiricarditis. If EKG is not catching anything, then maybe you should opt for a holterâconsult a cardiologist. Also acidity, gastric reflux, IBS, spleen issues should be ruled out. Costochondritis is another possibility.
Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please consult your PCP regarding this. Hope this helps. Take care!
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