Don't know how I missed this when it came up. I am going to chime in now. I have recently become a nurse. And I want to tell all you about chest pain - go to the Hospital! DON'T wait two days to see what it does. I have 2x called amublances for people in an office who were having pretty severe shest pain radiating in the arm who were refusing to go to the hospital. So I let them argue with the EMT, short argument, they were both treated for minor heart attacks. Had they waited 2 days, it would have been MUCH worse.
If you ARE having a heart attack - TIME EQUALS MUSCLE
. That is the equation. You go to the HOSPITAL - NOT THE DOCTOR! IT's the time thing, doctors aren't set up to treat you as quickly. You DO NOT WAIT TWO FUCKING DAYS!
From the Mayo Clinic - Heart-related chest pain
Although chest pain is commonly attributed to heart disease, many heart patients experience a vague discomfort and they often specifically mention that pain does not seem to be an adequate description. In general, chest discomfort related to a heart attack or another heart problem may be associated with one or more of the following:
Pressure, fullness or tightness in your chest
Crushing or searing pain that radiates to your back, neck, jaw, shoulders and arms particularly your left arm
Pain that lasts more than a few minutes, goes away and comes back or varies in intensity
Shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness or nausea Other types of chest pain
It can be difficult to distinguish chest pain due to a heart problem from other types of chest pain. However, chest pain that is less likely due to a heart problem is more often associated with:
A sour taste or a sensation of food re-entering your mouth
Pain that gets better or worse when you change your body position
Pain that intensifies when you breathe deeply or cough
Tenderness when you push on your chest
The classic symptoms of heartburn a painful, burning sensation behind your breastbone can be caused by problems with your heart or your stomach.
When to see a doctor
If you have new or unexplained chest pain or suspect you're having a heart attack, call for emergency medical help immediately.
If you post on this board you are having the type of heart related chest pain, I will track you down and send an ambulance to your house and you can argue with the EMT's, so far they are 2 for 2 for me.
Men are notorious for putting off going to the doctor and losing that muscle, no one is that tough.
Glad your OK.
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