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Hi. I'm not sure which section to put this in, as the subject says, I haven't a clue what's wrong with me. I've picked what the last doctor I saw told me it could be, and 1/2 of the results I get when I check my symptoms online. If it's wrong, sorry, please move.
Symptoms are basically:
My heart feels like its thumping hard and fast, sometimes only hard but normal. 24/7.
Insomnia. I've probably had like 2 hours of sleep over the last week.
Shaking, as if I'm cold or anxious.
A throbbing swollen throat (it feels like when you get choked up during a good cry, only it doesn't go away). It was getting better but it decided I needed to suffer more, and now its a struggle to swallow.
Rubbish appetite. What little I do eat due to taming the acid reflux is difficult to eat.
Occasional stomach pain, like heartburn
Chest pain, the left is all the time while the right is sometimes. It feels sore and tender, surface area pain but sometimes I feel like a stabbing ache deeper inside
I've bothered doctors, the 111 and when I was at my worst (felt like a heart attack) 999 services, about this and the guess is always panic/anxiety or GERD (acid reflux). I'm taking a tablet for the latter, which did at first help with the stomach/throat related symptoms until yesterday, now not so much. Now I'm just pig sick of being sick. I wanna get back to normal; eat, sleep and live. I can't do any of those things. I'm scared that it's something else entirely, or if it is anxiety, I can't seem to cure it.
Some background just in case it's relevant: I started the new year suffering from constant migraines. Went to the docs and was prescribed a beta blocker called Propananol (something like that!) 80mg. It seemed to work but I started losing a lot of sleep and constantly had pins and needles. Doc doubled my dose despite my complaints and that's when everything went downhill. I was getting little to no sleep all while suffering from panic attacks all the time, chest pains, nightmares etc...
About a month ago I asked another doctor about this, she suggested giving them up cold turkey after going back to my remaining 80mg tablets. First few days I was fine, then the same symptoms came back with a vengeance with the added bonus of having no appetite at all. I lived on tiny crackers and water for a week.
When it did start to settle down a tad, and I was able to eat again, my back started to hurt a lot like someone was grabbing my spine and choking it (though to be fair, I've had chronic back pain for 10years so doubt its related), so I took ibuprofen for a couple of days. My throat started to throb, and I got a cough so bad it felt like I was hacking up my lung. I assumed it was a simple cough so got some medicine. Seconds after taking that my stomach was burning, my headache came back with a vengeance. I knew then it was more stomach related.
Went to the docs again to get checked out. She guessed it was some sort of stomach infection, but the tests have come back normal. So, back to square one and not feeling any better.
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