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    Okay, a little bit of background:

    Couple months ago I started having heart palpitations.
    Went to emergency clinic and hand an ECG. Told I had a murmur. Referred to heart and chest hosp to check whether it was anything to worry about or not.
    Went to heart and chest host, had another ECG and a heart ultrasound.
    Outcome: being fitted with a 72 hr heart monitor.

    Today: No palpitations but since 9am I've had a pulsing pain in my left arm and left hand side of my chest - it hasn't dissapeared. It's like a sharp ache.

    Now, I know it's possible I could have pulled a muscle/slept funny on one side or something so I really don't want to go back to the emergency clinic because I'll feel like an idiot if it's nothing and they'll probably think I made it up/or I'm paranoid.

    So basically, would it be okay to leave it for a few days and see if it goes away? (any medics??)
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    Taking heart advice from TSR instead of a qualified doctor. :congrats:
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    (Original post by unknownking321)
    Taking heart advice from TSR instead of a qualified doctor. :congrats:
    3 hour wait on NHS Direct, and I don't know any doctors. I asked if there are any medics here.
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    With your history I would go straight to the emergency clinic or if you do want good advice phone NHS Direct not TSR. It's what I do when I have a medical problem and worried about feeling silly.
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    GO TO THE DOCTOR, i'm a med student, your heart murmur complicates things, you need to tell them about the pain because you didn't have it last time so it's a new symptom.
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    (Original post by theiantomywanda)
    i'm a med student,.
    lol..


    Isn't it obvious to just go to the emergency clinic?
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      OP, I've had chest pain for 6weeks in my left side as well. I've had 7 blood tests, 4 ECGs. I went to A&E (twice) a few weeks ago - they told me im fine, and put it down to stress and recommended Acupuncture! I went to Dr today, and he said that A&E queried Pericarditis. So I am being referred to the Cardiology department for my heart and a specialist for my liver (as that apparently is causing havoc!).

      My advice: when it comes to such health concerns, do not take advice from people on TSR. Keep going back to your Dr! It's taken 6 weeks for them to now step up their game and start looking into other avenues, and I am hoping I am somewhat nearer to a diagnoses - feeling **** especially in the run up to xmas, is the worst feeling in the world. But I am grateful and thankful that a Dr I saw is getting things investigated properly.
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      GP promptly is fine. If GP not available then could ring up your heart clinic they might fit you in today in the next few hours. If none can fit you in quickly then A and E it is. Probably innocent but you must be safe.
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      (Original post by djpailo)
      lol..

      He was like "Medics on TSR help me!", I thought it would help him go to the doc quicker if i told him that. I wasn't showing off
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      (Original post by theiantomywanda)
      He was like "Medics on TSR help me!", I thought it would help him go to the doc quicker if i told him that. I wasn't showing off
      ha :P
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      (Original post by Anonymous)
      Okay, a little bit of background:

      Couple months ago I started having heart palpitations.
      Went to emergency clinic and hand an ECG. Told I had a murmur. Referred to heart and chest hosp to check whether it was anything to worry about or not.
      Went to heart and chest host, had another ECG and a heart ultrasound.
      Outcome: being fitted with a 72 hr heart monitor.

      Today: No palpitations but since 9am I've had a pulsing pain in my left arm and left hand side of my chest - it hasn't dissapeared. It's like a sharp ache.

      Now, I know it's possible I could have pulled a muscle/slept funny on one side or something so I really don't want to go back to the emergency clinic because I'll feel like an idiot if it's nothing and they'll probably think I made it up/or I'm paranoid.

      So basically, would it be okay to leave it for a few days and see if it goes away? (any medics??)
      If you haven't been to the doctor since writing this post - do so right away and stop looking for advice on TSR.

      You already have a history of cardiac problems, so don't leave it to chance. If it is nothing at least you'll know.
     
     
     
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