I have been experiencing severe pain in my chest and left arm for approximately a month now. This has led me to the emergency room twice, once by ambulance, and I have had two stays in the hospital. My symptoms are a build up of pain in the middle of my chest that moves to my left arm. It is so severe that I cannot even move that arm. I also have clammy sweat and severe nausea. They ran all sorts of tests on my heart at the hospital and I had an angio cat. Everything with my heart is fine.
After just being released from the hospital with no answers, I am still having the pain. It doesn't matter whether I eat or not, but it is especially bad when I lie down. I cannot sleep, and when I do am awakened by the pain. It is coming more frequently now. I have tried antacids, but they are not working. Please give me some answers, or at least a direction I can tell my doctor to go in.
Thanks for your question. You have the right idea in going to your doctor. Only a doctor can diagnose or try to figure out what this may be.
The symptoms you described of chest and left arm pain are common to a heart attack, which is partially why it is important that you make sure you continue to talk to your doctor.
For additional ideas to discuss with your doctor, try this symptom checker. Remember that this is no substitute for the real adivce of a medical professional.
Here are some other links that might be helpful for you:
Common Causes of Shoulder Pain and the Ways to Avoid Them
10 Ways to Prevent Neck Pain