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Chest pains with low blood pressure
cre8ted1 posted:
I have been having chest pains (ususally in sharp twinges, but also a constant painful pressure). The pains are also accompnained with low blood pressure: below 100/60. Typically, the lower my blood pressure goes, the worse I hurt. The pain I feel arcs above the left breast and down the left side of my chest; stopping about mid-chest. I have been to the hospital where I was prescribed baby aspirin and pravastatin.I was in the hospital and had blood work, an arteriorgram and a CT scan done.My cholesterol is borderline high, but I am working on it. I am losing weight. I have lost 100 lbs. and have 100 to go. I am tired of hurting.
billh99 responded:
The ER is good for treating immediate problems.

But they are very poor at diagnosing problems.

You need to start working with a doctor(s).

I would start with a family doctor in case the problem is muscular, pinched nerve, etc.

Get a copy of your medicare records from the ER so that they doctor knows what has already been looked at.
cre8ted1 replied to billh99's response:
Thank you.

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