May 1, 2011 12:48 PM Subscribe
Yes, yes, YANMD. When I'm very stressed I feel slight pain/weakness on the left side of my chest, under my armpit and sometimes across my shoulder.
posted by joyeuxamelie to Health & Fitness (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So...am I at risk for a heart attack or something?
It's not very painful, just slightly, and as I said, it makes my shoulder feel weak.
I think I'm in fairly good health -- I'm 25 years, 5'10", 124 lbs. I don't get that much sleep, but that's somewhat to be expected as I'm a grad student and freelance designer. I don't get sick that often, maybe 2 or 3 colds a year at most.
I don't really have any other health issues, aside from the chest pain, which only happens when I'm very stressed (which is quite often, unfortunately...).
Is there some other, less threatening, explanation for the pain other than IMMINENT HEART ATTACK?