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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 7/13/2007 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone long time no see. Seems i only read this board when im having a rough time. I got the usual RA pains, seems like every hour it moves around. I was on pred for 3 weeks last month. Since then i have had about 10 episodes of extreme chest pain, thinking heart attack warnings. Tightening of chest on left side, pain through to my upper back, up my neck and in my jaw. When the pain comes, i break into a cold sweat and get lightheaded. Another new problem is, my whole body shakes uncontrolably, limb tremmors/moves on its own. My right eye is constantly twitching and my close up vision has gone all blurry. Does anyone have these issues because of their RA?
Diagnosed: Hypothyroid 1990, Endometriosis 1997, Agrophobia 1998, Objective Tinnitus 2004,Rhematoid Arthritus Feb 2006.
Procedures Done: Gallbladder Removed 1994, 3 Endoscopes, 5 Laps for Endo, Hysterectomy 2003, Angiogram 2003.
Medications now: Synthroid, Lexapro, Diclophenac, Lortab, Prednisone.

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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 499
   Posted 7/13/2007 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,
I think you should call your doc asap about the chest pain, especially with the pain raidiating to your jaw, sweats, etc. Not sure if RA can cause that stuff, but there's too mnay scary things out there when it comes to chest pain. Please call your doc, and let us know how you are.
Take care,

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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 7/13/2007 3:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Time to visit a cardiologist. Tremors and twitches can also be consistant with electrolyte imbalances such as low calcium which can result in cardiac arrhythmias as well. Chest pain especially with the associated symptoms you describe (radiation, sweating and lightheadedness) should never be ignored. Good luck and don't waste time.

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