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Left side pain?

Does anyone else have pain on only the left side? I've done everything the doctors (6 different ones) have said. I did the stretching, muscle relaxers, anti inflammatory meds, steroid, heat, ice, chiropractor and massages! But here I am still with pain only in the left side of my jaw, my left arm, my left shoulder and the middle/left side of my chest. I don't know how much more I can take now after 5 different doctor appointments, one trip to the ER by ambulance. I keep thinking it's my heart and they're just missing it. Although, after 4 months of this, is it even logical for me to think it's my heart, after all the EKGs and stress test/echocardiogram?!

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You just described me! All my issues or on my left side. My left eye hurts, my neck my chest is the worst! My arm, my shoulder my back. I've been to the ER 3 times, once by ambulance, countless calls to the paramedics. Been to the Dr several times, who send me to a cardiologist. I've had so much blood work done, ekgs, a Ct scan, x-ray, stress test, and echo this past Wednesday. Just as expected, everything is fine. My heart is strong and happy. It's so frustrating! At some point we have to start believing that it's just anxiety. I'm going to therapy so I hope it helps. Good luck to you!


It really is frustrating! Good luck to you too.


My pain tends to be left sided. We don't all have great postures and sit, stand or walk slightly to one side. Also I carry my handbag on the right and I think that stretches my left to compensate.


What stretches do you guys do? I dont think heart attack symptoms last for 4 months especially if you have seen 5 doctors and they have said that youre ok. I know when I get really stressed out or extra anxious my left side always tingles and has random pains. The other day right before an attack my whole left leg up to my side went numb and tingly. I could barely walk. Im sure its just all part of the anxiety trick.

My best advice would be to try and accept the pain as being anxiety and its ok. You dont have to make it go away. Actually invite it in and become at peace with it. Let it marinate until you are not scared of it anymore.

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I can't even tell you how many stretches I've tried! I've accepted that j have anxiety but when my lower left jaw starts tingling/burning out of nowhere it scares the hell out of me!


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