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I wanted to let you know you are not alone. I have had similar problems that have been going on for about 5 months and are getting progressively worse. I am a usually very healthy 44 year old woman. I had tightness in chest right under the breast bone and was burping and sweating. My doctor made me go to er and they ran a bunch of tests for the heart and they came back fine. So one doctor said see your own doctor it is probably gerd. Another doctor wanted to give my BP medicine. My doctor said my BP was usually fine, so we would just watch it. Without running any tests they gave me omperazole for Gerd. It seems like I started having more Gerd problems and had side effects from it like losing my hair! The chest pain would happen when I was doing things, stairs, activities but not all the time. I have been to cardiologist who thinks I am crazy, and my own doctor said gerd or anxiety, and that I should take an antidepressant. i have an appt with gastro specialist, but really gerd when i am doing things? I don't have much hope. I am now getting episodes daily with chest feeling, and neck tightness, sometimes my left arm. It sound cardiac to me, but all the doctors don't seem to think so. I am going to continue to go to doctors until someone takes me seriously, or I end up in ER. By the way I went to ER a month ago, and they said I hadn't had a heart attack and didn't have cancer and that was all they could check. They said I definitely have something wrong, but they only deal with immediate life threatening conditions. Thanks. Every doctor makes you wait for an appt, wait for tests and wait for results! I am sorry I am complaining. I guess I just wanted to let you know you are not alone, and to keep going to the doctor, even if they think it's all in your mind. Some symptoms may be anxiety, but hey when you aren't feeling good and no one is helping you YOU FEEL ANXIOUS..
Let us know how things are.
[QUOTE=icecreamlady;4933850]Stressedtomax. You're going to be ok. Take a deep breath. I don't think what you have is fatal and I definitely think you are making your symptoms worse with the stress. I have GERD and a hiatel hernia and only a few of your symptoms sound like it. Have you ever had any rheumatological blood work done? You may want to do this. A lot of your symptoms sound auto-immune. I get chest, neck and shoulder pain and tightness. I have an auto immune disease that causes it. Are you fatigued? BTW I thought magnesium could be the cause of my problems at first, too. I took it and nothing changed.

Bay7000 Have you ever been tested for asthma?[/QUOTE]

no i have not been tested for i exercised a bit and noticed
no sharp pains, and i can still take deep breaths when jogging.
but the dull achey tightness is still there.
i also noticed more pain (below left breast) when i was nervous talking on the phone today..from acid?

i did some blood work last month and my doc said it came out normal, . past few weeks i noticed i do experience weakness in the legs, some slightly burning knees, and hips. i tend to urinate more frequently. and my back (back of ribs, and upper shoulders) seems to tighten up and cramp a bit...i didnt really experience these before...

i also have a history of neck pain, with burning sensations that can give me headaches, and weak left arm. but my left arm hasnt been that numb or tingly lately.

whats the difference between blood work tests and auto immune? does the regular blood work test account for all the other stuff? how do you treat your condition?

yea, as icecreamlady said, i think you will be ok. lately i have been trying to distract the mind and not worry to much about my symptoms..i kinda just shrug it off, stressing off of it will make it worse. but i do keep a log of my symptoms in a lil journal.

i had some phone interview today and my nervousness made my left chest area ache a bit more, somewhat of a slight burning feeling...could be the acid or whatever?

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