Re: Shooting pains up and down my left arm/chestAt 19 you are probably in a very low risk catagory (for now). This could be r/t the stress in your life. Our body's are very smart. If the stress is too much, your body will start giving you little warning signs. If you keep ignoring these signs, they can get more intense until you can't ignore them any longer. If you can't get rid of the stress, look for ways to decrease it-even if you have to get up and walk away from it for a few minutes. Learn how to do quick 5-10 minute relaxation technique. Keep lavendar essential oil with you to smell (very soothing, relaxing scent).
It could also be costal chronditis (sort of an inflammation of the cartilage that attaches to your breast bone). It can cause chest pain, shortness of breath ect. Ibuprofen should take care of that (if you can take it). Think back if you were doing any heavy lifting, moving furniture, carrying anything heavy on the left side. This could cause inflammation thus causing chest pain. If this is the problem-watch the lifting and furniture moving or take some Ibuprofen before doing any heavy lifting, pushing, pulling. No matter what is causing the pain, don't ignore it. Pay attention and try to identify the trigger. Once you do that, the solution will be easire to work on. :7dh: