Re: A Couple of Questions
Well I think that you having specific tests done regarding your heart does say a lot. The doctors probably have ruled out specific problems. Now on the other hand, why are you having tachycardia (fast heart beat), could this all be from anxiety? Could be. At the same time, have you had other blood tests done such as thyroid tests? Thyroid problems can cause all kinds of interesting changes in what goes on with your body including anxiety. As well, the doctor may have ruled out heart problems but the pain you mention can also be esophogus/stomach related. Any kind of irritation or even acid reflux can (and does and very well could be whats going on for you) cause pain to the left of as well as right side of sternum. Some people have gone to the er thinking they were having a heart attach when actually they were having severe acid reflux. These sensations can and do cause anxiety as well. Dont be let down that your doctor hasnt found the answer...and remember there are plenty of other doctors out there that may be better listeners. When you find the right one, stick with that doctor so that that doc knows your physical history and knows you. Sometimes you have to drop a doctor and move on to one that better suits you. Has your doctor ever considered that what you are experiencing could be stomach related? Has he/she tried prevacid,protonix or nexium for you? Has your doctor ever mentioned referring you to a GI specialist? These are just some answers that I could come up with at the top of my head. I too suffer from anxiety, but the truth is whether its mental or not....it could very well be a physical symptom that is being left untreated. Hey, good luck and let me know what you think of this post and some of the questions I brought up for you.