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Chest Pains & High Sugar?


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Old 01-27-2013, 01:54   #1
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For the past three days - including right now - I've been feeling chest pains. Not pressure in the chest so much as little "zingers". Each time I feel it I've checked my sugar and it's hovering around 200. I just panicked and took a shot of Lantus in hopes of bringing it down (not really what I'm supposed to do).

Has anyone ever experienced this before - chest pains and high sugar at the same time?

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Where are the pains located. Describe them a little better. Never good to walk around with chest pains

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Where are the pains located. Describe them a little better. Never good to walk around with chest pains
Right on top of my heart. No shortness of breath, no pressure or squeezing in the chest, just little barbs that come three or four in a row. I am thinking now it has nothing to do with the high sugars. After taking the Lantus, it came down to a 117 then the zingers started again. I am thinking it could be from being sedentary. I've had the flu for about 5 weeks and with the snow on the ground, I haven't been able to go for walks. I'm still having them now, but I don't want to go to a hospital because I recently had many heart tests done and my heart is in perfect shape. I'm thinking it has to be the inactivity.

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As MCS says, it isn't good to be walking around with chest pain. At least let your doctor know about these zingers, and move on from there. If you have a history of cardiac issues, it is especially important to keep your doctor in the loop.

If you've ever been prescribed nitrostat, I think I would use one when you start getting this pain, and if it stops the pain, then you could be pretty sure it's cardiac related.




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You should let your doctor know, and since you just had the flu, I don't want to scare you and I am no doctor but I have known 2 people to get edema around the heart and other heart issues as a residual effect of the flu.

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As MCS says, it isn't good to be walking around with chest pain. At least let your doctor know about these zingers, and move on from there. If you have a history of cardiac issues, it is especially important to keep your doctor in the loop.

If you've ever been prescribed nitrostat, I think I would use one when you start getting this pain, and if it stops the pain, then you could be pretty sure it's cardiac related.
Hi Shanny,

I have no issues of cardiac problems, although a few months ago I had a numbness in my left arm that I went to the ER for, thinking that could be heart-related. They kept me there for 4 days and ran every heart test imaginable, and all came out clean - they said my heart was in perfect condition. I can't imagine that could have changed in just a few months time.

The numbness is back now along with these little zingers, but I can't get a neurology appt. until the end of February, unfortunately. And my GP is an alarmist and she'll tell me to go to the ER again, which I suppose I may have to do if the zingers continue tonight.

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Look at it this way: would you rather be home after a trip to the ER going "Thank goodness it was nothing" or looking down at your body from above going "Wish I'd gone to get that checked out"?

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Look at it this way: would you rather be home after a trip to the ER going "Thank goodness it was nothing" or looking down at your body from above going "Wish I'd gone to get that checked out"?

True, but unfortunately, the closest ER to me is a bad one. The last time I was there for numbness in my arm, they admitted me to the hospital and left me lying in a bed for four days before a doctor bothered to come see me, refused to give me low-carb meals, and intimidated me into staying when I wanted to leave after the third day. No lie. So, you can see why I'm hesitant to go.

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