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Hello, I've been struggling with health problems for up to a year now and I haven't been able to find any relief.
I'm a 26 year old male that used to be quite active (bit of a gym nut lol) but since these symptoms started have been unable to support my usual activities
My symptoms are as follows:
- Shortness of breath (+chest crushing/choking sensation) that worsens with exertion, or bending over
- Chest pains
- Hand twitching/shaking, leading to difficulty writing/drawing
- eyelid twitching
- balance difficulties
I've had some tests done since then including:
- Treadmill Stress Test (normal)
- Echocardiogram (problematic)
- MUGA (normal)
- Nuclear MRI of the heart (normal)
The Echo showed that my ejection fraction was less than 45 percent which concerned my cardiologist. He also noted that I presented symptoms of "angina" and raynaud's, which lead him to believe that my heart was, indeed, suffering from cardiomyopathy. This quickly followed with the MUGA and nuclear MRI. Ultimately these tests showed nothing all that concerning and my ejection fraction was roughly 55-58 percent. I won't be getting a follow-up until April so I'm assuming that that's the end of his investigating. Everything is fine, I guess.
This has lead my GP to believe that I've been suffering from some sort of generalized anxiety disorder. Another doctor suggested that I'm suffering from nutritional deficiency (I lost my colon to ulcerative colitis in my early twenties). I'm not entirely sure if I buy into any of this, but at this point I'm willing to do anything to fix this.
If anyone here can give me some advice I'd be thankful. Does any of this raise redflags, or should I stop being a neurotic millennial and just take the anti-anxiety drugs?
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