Left Arm Pain

My asthma has been quite bad recently, and I've been getting a lot of tightness in my chest. For a week or so now as well I have been getting a dull ache in the top of my left arm. Recently it has been going down through the whole arm and it really aches, and I don't know what it could be. The other day I also got pains in my back, though they seem to have gone for the moment. Today I've also started to get pains in my right shoulder and I'm just a bit worried about it and curious to see if anyone else with asthma has experience this sort of pain? I told my doctor about it and he said it wasn't anything to worry about, but the pain is becoming a lot worse.

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  • Forgot to mention: I've also been feeling nauseous and shaky quite recently as well, though I don't know if that has anything to do with it?

  • Hi Shiplock, i wont be too helpful probably...no arm pains only some chest and back pains but i think due to couging a lot. Would you consider a second medical opinion (unless you re good with your GP) ? Hope you feel bette soon.

  • Pain in shoulder area is common with pneumonia. Got it myself and diagnosis was only confirmed by chest X-Ray! Never had this before and doctor couldn't tell by listening alone. if things don't get better you could ask for an X-Ray to make sure your chest is ok Having checked on line pneumonia Is something that's not always easily / promptly diagnosed.

  • Omg thank you for posting this!!! I get left shoulder pain with my asthma which does when my asthma has been bad for a while go down my arm, normally it like apulling sensation that's in the under side of my for arm so like from my elbow to my wrist, I also get back pain etc, I've told my gp before and he's looked a bit confused tbh, I hope u feel better really soon xx

  • Hi, I've had dull aches in my shoulder/ arms/ hands for a few months now - suspect that it's a side effect from seretide

  • My daughter had similar to you a few years ago. She has asthma and was told it was just muscular........ Eventually found out it was pneumonia ! Ask to see your GP or another one.

  • Hi there, I've got asthma and copd and my left shoulder started hurting last night, a real aching dragging feeling., no idea why I started hurting other than My breathlessness is particularly bad atm. I'm glad you posted this as it seems to be a common problem xx

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