Hello guys and girls... I posted in the GERD/Stomach section a few weeks ago, hoping for more responses here... Let me copy and past:
"I'm sure there are threads that have this same question, but I wanted to ask again and get an answer for myself.
I'm 23 years old, 5'10 230lbs. So yes, I'm am overweight, I know.
A few years ago I went to the ER with chest pains and a shortness of breath, anxiety, and was having panic attacks. My physician looked me over at the time, and due to my young age wrote it off as "anxiety".
Although he did do an ECHO on my heart just to make sure, which came back normal.
Over the last few years since, I've been in and out of the ER with stomach pain, arm pain that goes anywhere at any given time from the shoulder to the arm/forearm, and even into the hand.
At the time (about a year and a half ago) they did a xrays on my lungs, stomach area, that whole region, everything came back good.
About a month and a half ago I was having the pain in my stomach again as well as chest pain that goes anywhere from over the left breast to the center sometimes on the right chest, into my left arm I would getting shooting pains into the bicep area as well as for a time I was getting jaw pain and neck pain.
I went to my primary Dr to get checked out, he told me that I needed to just eat healthier and exercise more, which is agreeable, I do.
But for MY peace of mind I went to a cardiologist and had an ekg done, came back fine (although he said there was a slight abnormality, but he said that it was common) and had a Stress Test done which I was told I passed with flying colors. Also I had an ECHO done which all came back good, valves working fine and all (This was a little over a month ago)
(Oh yeah, I also have been to a GI and had an endoscopy done, they removed some polyps that they said weren't cancerous, and I believe they said I had some acidity (or something like that) I unfortunately got busy and couldn't get back in with the GI dr to get full results - This was about a year ago.
Now though, I'm getting the pains again, honestly, they never really went away I guess, always there somewhat, but now they are intensified I guess.
Chest pain comes and goes in different parts of the chest, my left arm will get pains in different parts, as well as my left hand. My right arm at times too. I'm having some jaw pain as well (I'm probably grinding my teeth worrying about it - Anxiety stinks) I'm burping A LOT, sometimes when that happens I have a nasty taste in my mouth, and I have this cough that will NOT go away. I feel it in my throat, an annoying itch and at times I swear it's coming from my stomach (If that makes any sense). And of course, stomach discomfort, sometimes pain, sometimes feels full or bloated in the upper part/lower chest.
I don't know if I should go and get another endoscopy done or what... Is this G.E.R.D? Should I get an M.R.I.? I'm at a loss with this.
It's debilitating to say the least and always a scary.
Thanks guys. "
- Today and the last week or so have been really bad.
Horrible chest tightness (mostly by my collarbone, but it spreads to the left and right chest and into my neck and jaw) - I might have TMJ not sure. I can open my jaw up about 75% then I have to 'pop it' to open it up all the way and it causes a little pain.
I get horrible pain in my left arm too still and also in my right arm as well and it goes into my hand.
Lately my throat area/neck has been bothering me too.
I have really been on edge lately, and can't this off my mind.
Thursday night I woke up at 4am with the stomach virus and spend the whole night/day vomiting and the next day recovering and achy. Only those 2 days did I notice that I wasn't having the pain that I have everyday
- I'm baffled by this.
I have an appointment today at 3:00 with my GI doctor to work up concerns about my stomach... I doubt this will help.
I also have an appointment with an Orthopedic doctor the second week in April