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  • Posted By: c0nfused
  • December 15, 2007
  • 09:00 PM

ok this is going to be long. 5 years ago at work i started to have what i now know as palpertations. i wash rushed to hospital because i naturally never had anything like this before. while at the hospital they did ecg and they come back fine. i then found my self having to lay on my stomach as i kept ketting these pains / feelings. they continue and then made me have panic attacks each time i had a twinge so naturally when i have these pains all the amberlance people see or the doctors is panic attacks they do ecgs and they all come back as fine. i then started to have bad indegestion and now take omeprazole to settle things down. i went to have the camera down the throat but with sedation it would not go down 5 times they tried it but i resisted due to me now being a bag of nerves. i have now had a barium meal and awaiting results but i still get these pains in the chest my head twitches . i get head aches on and of now and i now regurgitate my food nearly 9/10 meals i get shooting pains in my fingers i have a terrible itching back but more to the point is the pains i get on left hand side of chest more underneath my breast area im male 31 and begging for a answer as there has to be something wrong but it seems i have come to a stand still at doctors they even ignore my calls now when i call becuase i think im having heart attack. can i insist on a ct scan to scan my whole body . and find out what is actually wrong . or do u think im a hyperchrondriac and its all in my head. they not have me seeing a shrink but in my heart of hearts i know this is real but no one wont listen. my life is ruined because of this. i spend more time going to a+e with these pains or calling a amberlance and after its very embarassing but when they come they scare the life out of me. but i think the panic masks the illness.

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  • Panic attacks are related to migraine headaches, and they are both problems with the blood vessels. Stress can bring them on, but so can a number of things, like foods, alcohol, and allergies. It's disturbing how casual doctors can be about them, but that's probably because no one dies of them, and if you're not dying, doctors have other sicker patients to take care of so they move you along in order to have time to deal with nastier issues. You might try to figure out if something in your life triggers them, like keeping a food diary & keeping track of things that cause stress. Good luck!
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • December 18, 2007
    • 05:26 PM
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  • Palpitations, chest pain and headaches can be a sign of sleep apnea. A sleep study can be done to check it out with an oxymeter in your own home. I had similar things going on and was diagnosed with complex sleep apnea. Hiatus hernia can give food acid as well as eating too much, so will an ulcer. Hiatus hernias can also cause chest pain due to acid. If you are really tired, gasp for breath sometimes while sleeping, putting weight on, getting up to use the toilet a lot during the night, and feeling like you have never slept, think about seeing a pulmonologist who deals with sleep apnea.
    mumzie 32 Replies
    • December 19, 2007
    • 03:38 AM
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  • They probably won't approve a CT scan of your whole torso. One standard CT scan is equivalent to a LOT of x rays. Do not have a CT scan any time an ultrasound or other non radioactive test is an option.Did you by chance take a strong antibiotic within the last year? What you are describing sounds like GERD, which I have. It's too much acid in the stomach. One common cause of GERD is the strong antibiotics we have today. GERD can cause choking, palpitations, all kinds of stuff, and did, for me. I am on Prevacid, which is a proton pump inhibitor that reduces the acid in my stomach. See if this looks familiar:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gastroesophageal_reflux_diseaseIf you think you may have it, try taking a probiotic. That is a substance that replenishes the natural good bacteria in your digestive tract. My guess is your shooting pains in hands are due to a pinched nerve. People with acid reflux almost always sleep on their sides or stomachs to relieve discomfort and a lot of times the most comfortable position isn't good for your neck or spine. Stomach sleeping is particularly ******n the neck. Unfortunately, I do it, too.
    BesideMyself 41 Replies
    • December 19, 2007
    • 07:42 AM
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