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I am a 19 year old male who has been experiencing the following symptoms:
-A sensation of pressure in my sternum. I experience this sensation pretty much every day. It seems to occur more often after eating.
-Sharp, momentary chest pains. The first time I got one of these severe pains, I was convinced that it was a heart attack, and went into a mad panic. I was on the verge of calling an ambulance.
-Some difficulty swallowing, uncomfortable swallowing and slow eating.
-A feeling that food is stuck around my breastbone
-Shortness of breath, causing extreme panic. Again, I think this usually occurs shortly after eating.
-Mild heartburn and a cold sensation in my throat
Pretty much all of these symptoms have been present for at least a few months.
Also, I have had some unintentional weight loss - my BMI is down to 17.9
I have been to the doctor three times in the last 6 months. One doctor suspected that I had acid reflux, and prescribed me Omeprazole (Gastro-resistant pills); these didn't help much. Another thought that I might have anxiety disorder, but I feel as though there is an underlying physical health problem. I have had 2 ECGs and various blood tests; I got normal results for all of these. Also, one doctor said that my lungs seem to be functioning well.
These symptoms are impairing my life and have caused me to become preoccupied with my health at times. I have been generally quite unhappy recently.
After looking online, I think that Achalasia seems to fit my symptoms very well. Do you think I am correct to suspect Achalasia? Is it worth suggesting this to a doctor in the hope that they will refer me to a specialist for futher investigation?
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