Chest pains – trip to Emergency Room

I had terrible chest pains, pain in left arm and shoulder. After several hours dad called an ambulance. They ran an EKG and other tests and then the doctor pressed on my upper chest. PAIN! Theory – pulled chest muscles.

I asked him how could I have pulled them when I don’t lift anything heavy. I am not allowed. He said a fall would do it. A couple of days ago I tripped over my chair and put my arm out to keep me from hitting the ground. That is probably when I pulled the muscles.

If it isn’t one thing, it is another.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

23 thoughts on “Chest pains – trip to Emergency Room

    1. Tessa Post author

      Thank you. Having Fibromyalgia and other chronic pains makes it hard to know what is ailing you. I hate going to the hospital everytime I have terrible chest pains, but I can’t take the chance it is my heart. My dad had 2 heart attacks at my age and his mother died of one in her early 60’s. I am 60 myself and have the health factors for heart disease.

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    1. Tessa Post author

      Thank you. The pain in my chest went away about 4 or so hours later. Today I woke up to a major Fibro flare. That is starting to finally calm itself down and the pain is decreasing some.

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  1. FLO

    “I try to take one day at a time but lately, several days have ganged up on me!” Oh, man and boy! Sorry to hear about your newest adventure. Falls are the gateway to a downward spiral. Do everything you can to avoid them. I don’t think all the padding we carry around can prevent a hip fracture and we sure don’t want any of those! Get well quick.

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