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:sad:hi all hope you are all ok, for the past 3 weeks I have had a cold and a chesty cough. For the past 3 days i have what feels like pressure on the left side of my chest which is also causing pain in the arm. before this started I woke up in the middle of the night with pressure on my chest could not lie down my back hurt I had to sleep sitting up for a bit. I carn't get a day of work as the department I work on at the moment I want a perment job and they have already said my condition may cause problems im being discrminated so i carnt take time of.:sad:
 

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Those are scary enough symptoms that I'd do my best to be seen by a doctor or emergency room department if you cannot take any time off work & would need to be seen after typical office doctor hours.

It could be a type of pneumonia has set in; having the pain in your left arm makes me think it could be something worse. In my opinion, this is definitely something that needs to be checked out soon.
 

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Dear Naz

I know how worried you must be about your job but you cannot ignore symptoms like you are having. There could be lots of reasons for your symptoms - from inflammation to heart problems. You really must get this checked out as soon as possible. You really cant take any chances when it comes to chest pain and pain radiating down your arm.

Im not sure what your hours of work are but a visit to the ER during the weekend to be reassured that it isnt a heart problem would be worth its weight in gold. Please get checked out. This may have nothing to do with your condition - it could be something totally unrelated so please dont worry about discrimination at this point. You can fight that 'fight' later. A good friend of mine always says its better to say 'sorry' than 'please' meaning that its better to go ahead with what your gut tells you and than worry about the 'what ifs'.....

Luv n stuff
Joan:rose:
 

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Thank you I shall make an appointment tomorrow, I was just worried as the department im on and want a permanent job i have been there for 3 month suddenly veryone made an issue about my lupus. Even the managers I work for a well know firm
 
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