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Tingling in left side chest area

I'm posting this on behalf of my boyfriend as he doesn't have an account here.

He is 27 years old, 210 lbs, 5'10", in the process of quitting smoking, and takes Norco for chronic foot pain. He also has asthma.

When bending or leaning forward, he gets a tingling in his chest, on the left side under the breast area. This tingling is relieved when he leans back again. He noticed this about a month ago.

He's scared that this may be a heart disease. Does anyone have any experience with this issue or know what it may be? Thanks in advance.
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replied December 8th, 2010
Welcome to the forum and I am really glad to help you out. The pain that your boyfriend is suffering from seems unlikely to angina or heart pain.

It appears more likea musculoskeletal pain. A muscular pain tends to go away with the change in the position of the body. The heart pain has got no relation with the change of posture or movement.

Using some over the counter analgesics like ibuprofen should help him out. I’ll suggest consulting a physician for the same. I sincerely hope this helps. Take care.

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