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Do Drs. Lie When They Dont Know

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  • Posted By: elias01
  • March 15, 2008
  • 11:49 AM

I Have Pounding In My Chest Shortness Of Breath Randomly Pain In Chest And Arms And Just Feel Terrible Have Seen Many Family Drs. ,cardiologist And Specialist Have Rushed To The Er 5 Times Have Spent The Night, All Kinds Of Test Keep Coming Normal And Drs. Keep Saying Its All In My Head,i Dont Know What To Do Especially With My Breathing Problem And My Pounding In My Chest Like My Heart Is Going To Pop Out Just By Even Standing Or Moving Or Watching Tv Sitting Down .i Cant Even Play With My 2 Small Daughters Without Me Feeling I Cant Breath And My Chest Pounding Have Had Tredmill Echos,ekgs, Nuclear Medicine Test,ct Scan Of My Chest ,xray ,endoscopy And All Kinds Of Blood Test My Cardiologist Even Had Me Pee In A Special Cointainer With Some Kind Of Acid In It For 24 Hours And Had Blood Taken At The End Of The 24 To Run Some Kind Of Test Which They Called Me To Let Me Know It Came Back Negative And Now They Just Put Me In Anxiety Medicine Which Does Not Help Me And Im Tired.now Does Anyone Know If Drs. Lie When They Dont Know The Answer To A Patients Problems And Just Stick Them With Any Medicine Because I Fell That Way .and What I Feel Is No Anxiety Please Do Anybody Know Of Something To Help Me Or Someone That U Know Have Had This Problem And Have Been Treated Im Desperate.im Only 27 Years Dont Drink Dont Smoke


Pain In Chest
Chest Pounding
Shortness Of Breath
Random Pain In Diffrent Parts Of Body
Feeling Pulse In Wrist, Like I Can Count My Heartbeats (randomly)
Stomach Bloated As Soon As I Eat
Rapid Heartbeat After Eating
Feeling Tired
Get Scared Easily
Bad Sensation When Trying To Breath In Chest

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  • Look into porphyria http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porphyria You may have been tested for it already (the 24 hr urine test)... I think you have enough symptoms along with the abdominal pain that you must have it ruled in or out. It can be acquired or genetic. 8 types known as of now. If you have it, key to feeling much better for most types are be to learn what triggers your painful attacks. Triggers are often certain medicines, hormones, stress, sunlight, infections, alcohol, smoking and more. There are drug databases to help you choose theleast porphyrgenic drugs to use. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porphyriahttp://www.porphyriafoundation.com/http://www.members.tripod.com/~PorphBook/http://wrongdiagnosis.com/p/porphyria/intro.htm There are support groups available on yahoo for porphyria folks.tdwi ;)
    TaylorDeelwithit 382 Replies Flag this Response
  • I don't think doctors purposely lie when they don't know...Some of them just tend to think that they know everything, and so if you don't have one of the "everything"s as your diagnosis, then they call it mental... and you get a prescription for some kind of psychiatric medication and referral to therapy.In other words, they don't know that they don't know.While it's true that some patients may have a psychosomatic illness, or their symptoms are from anxiety/depression, doctors tend to grab on to these diagnoses far too quickly. This hurts many patients.I spent eight years having my symptoms questioned and getting referred to shrinks. I was treated like I was nuttier than a jar of Skippy, because, surely, if all my labs were normal, my symptoms could not be real. As it turns out, I have a rare neurological disease. They just did not check the right labs for 8 years.Whoops!So, hang in there. There's over 20,000 diseases out there. Depression and anxiety are just two of them. While your symptoms might appear to be 'panic attacks', there are many, many other things they could be too- and surely they haven't tested for all possibilities.It's just a matter of looking long enough for an answer.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Ok, could be wrong here, but I had a lot of those symtpoms with Graves Disease. It is an autoimmune disease of the thyroid causing the thryoid to overproduce thryoid hormones...too much...and it can make you feel anxiety give you heat palpitations (yes, I also had heart palpitations after eating especially something with a food of high iodine in it like McDonalds Hamburger or some tuna or other fish or shell fish...I can explaine why later...took me a while to realize the connection>) To check for thryiod problem you need to have a blood test for TSH, FT3 and FT4 and ESPECIALLY check for the antibodies in the blood of Graves Disease. You may also want to have an ultrasound of the thryoid as little nodules can cause the hyper symtpoms as well and they are not easy to see or feel with just regular exam. You may want to see a specialist called endocrinologist. If you have already had thryoid blood tests keep in mind that the regualr doctor is not up on the "latest" and may say your results are "normal" when in fact by the new lab ranges you are not normal at all. If you do have those results you can post them here with the lab ranges. I give it my best shot and look at them. Just one idea....You may want to read up on thryoid problems. All this being said, it may be that you are having anxiety.... If it is anxiety, keep in mind that there are many KINDS of anti-anxiety meds and some work for some but not for others...so you may have to try a few different brands or in differing doses to find the one that is best for you....don't give up! Joan
    Joan5555 316 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thanks For All The Replies ,i Will Ask My Doctor For My Latest Thyroid Blood Work Results And Try And Post Them,and See If Someone Here Can Advice Me Because My Syntoms Are Getting Worse.i Do Admit That I Feel Like Sometimes I Do Have Pannick Attacks And Anxiety But I've Bben Able To Distinguish One From Another.my Main Problem Is Pounding Just By Even Turning In My Sleep Or Even Peeling An Orange Or Standing Up I Just Feel A Weird Sensation In My Chest When Trying To Take A Deep Breath.
    elias01 36 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi again...I also replied on the other thread! Hope what I wrote there may help! Joan
    Joan5555 316 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thanks Joan,ill Definitely Look Into That
    elias01 36 Replies Flag this Response
  • :)hey Joan I Called My Dr To See If I Could Get A Copy Of My Blood Work And Then I Will Post Them Up And U Can Take A Look At The Thyroid Ranges And U Can Advice Me Thanks
    elias01 36 Replies Flag this Response
  • I would only say that your symptoms do relate to anxiety problems - almost all of your symptoms. You can find valuable information here:http://www.steadyhealth.com/articles/Anxiety_symptoms_and_treatment_a275_f132.htmlAnd to answer your question whether doctors lie .....well I will not directly answer that but just give you a hint whether they would prescribe a drug (even if it may not be needed):http://www.steadyhealth.com/FDA_Admits_Failure_to_Protect_the_Public_t197413.htmlA friend told me a story recently. She was at the gyn's and during her "time inside the office", a woman came in, said hello do the doc and gave her some new birth control pills, the new brochure and some presents and said to push her bc pills a bit :),......so,......yeah!!!
    KnowSUMthings 153 Replies
    • January 18, 2009
    • 11:05 PM
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  • Have you been tested for POTS or dysautonomia? I had the same symptoms for 15 yrs was diagnosed as anxiety / depression. I've heard it said that Drs are trained to see a horse when they hear hoof beats, but sometimes it's a zebra !! Anyway, the meds they put me on were Paxil. Xanax, and propranolol, which turned out to be the right meds for POTS !!I was pretty much symptom free until I tried to go off Paxil and I had a total relapse. Still trying to get back on track, so I know how you feel. Tired, achy, shaky, lightheaded, heart racing...etc...Good LuckPamela
    pamelasmc 82 Replies
    • January 19, 2009
    • 02:18 AM
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  • No,as a rule doctors don't lie,but they have a lot of denial and a need to diagnose SOMETHING in everyone,especially viruses and psychiatric disorders rather than admit they don't know something.
    richard wayne2b 1,232 Replies
    • January 19, 2009
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