Whether or not you have insurance, if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you must go to the emergency room immediately:
- A crushing, squeezing, or burning pain, pressure, or fullness
in the center of the chest. The pain may radiate to the neck, one or
both arms, the shoulders, or the jaw. The chest discomfort lasts more
than a few minutes. It can diminish in intensity and return.
- Shortness of breath, dizziness
- Nausea, heartburn, or upset stomach
- Sweating or feeling "the chills"
- A weak, fast pulse
- An irregular heart beat
- Cold, clammy skin, or a gray color to the face
- Fainting or loss of consciousness
These are the symptoms of a heart attack. My purpose is not to alarm you but to inform you so that you can assess your symptoms and make an appropriate decision about what to do.
Even without insurance, you can access health care in most cities. If you don't know how to access free or low-cost care in your area, call your local hospital or a crisis hotline. They will be able to provide you with resources for free and low-cost health care so you can get this problem checked out.
Good luck to you!
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