Should I be worried this is heart-related?

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Hi there. I'm 20 years old, not in the best condition physically but not excessively overweight. I would like any further clarification that my concern isn't heart-related.

Around the last week of November I had chest pains accompanied by muscle weakness in the arms and legs. My entire body would also break out in pins and needles every now and then. Had a complete blood test done along with an ECG.

The results of the ECG shows that my heart is fine, and the blood test show that I had elevated triglycerides and high uric acid, so the doctor recommended some medicines to maintain and lower it. I took the uric acid for about two weeks and symptoms were gone. A few days after I stopped, though, the chest pains are back. I've been passing up gas by burping or belching and my stomach rumbles too.

The doctor I consulted just yesterday morning looked at the results of November and said it's probably GERD, and the numbness is caused by the high uric acid or anxiety. I admit that I do get anxious worrying about my condition. Gave me a proton pump medicine and I've been burping since this morning.

Thing is even when I'm sitting, I would feel pins and needles all over my body in various places. Sometimes in my right foot and the left side of my face, sometimes just on one hand, sometimes near my elbow. It's random and unpredictable, and some don't feel like prolonged pins and needles either, though they do feel uncomfortable. Some of my muscles randomly twitch, too. I would also get back pain and headaches at random points of the day.

I had similar symptoms in January but it passed eventually. We consulted with 4 doctors then, three general practitioners, who all assured me my heart is fine, and one cardiologist, who told me I was okay too. This time we consulted with three GPs to try and find me peace of mind and they tell me my heart is fine, too.

Is it possible that, as the last doctor (and most of the others too) said this month, this chest pain really is caused by GERD and the numbness by high uric levels/anxiety? It's just odd to be anxiety when all I'm doing is sitting reading a book or something similar. I'm afraid to do anything now in fear of passing out and dying of a heart attack or what.

Results have ruled out diabetes and kidney disease too, as the doctor said.

Any help would be great. Thanks.

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    Hi Bobby,

    Anxiety causes a lot of symptoms that seem real. PPI's are not good to take also there is no logical reason to take statins as our bodies need cholesterol. I cured my GERD with kefir and if you have acid, a quarter teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda cures that or two teaspoons of cider vinegar in a glass of water also stops it. Taking a glass of cider vinegar is healthy anyway. Stay calm as well that helps.

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    "It's just odd to be anxiety when all i am doing is sitting reading a book or something similar."

    you then state " I am afraid to do anything now in fear of passing outand dying of a heart

    attack or what."

    So first you deny / doubt the existence of anxiety then immediately state as a perfect illustration of anxiety that you are so afraid to do ' anything as you fear dying of a heart attack...'

    are you taking the pizz or simply an idiot who will dismiss the doctors diagnosis / advice and instead start drinking gallons of KEFIR or the latest silly fad CIDER VINEGAR.

    twenty years old ! it's time to grow up !

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      Thanks for calling me an idiot, Barry. Appreciate it. Thing is when I'm sitting down and reading a book, I'm trying to be positive and take my mind off the problem, but my body still twitches randomly or my hands feel weak out of the blue. This then triggers the worrying afterwards.

      I'm sorry if my worrying made you mad, I just feel very uncomfortable with this because I don't want to die. Sorry.

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      your illness is your illness - listen to the medical advice and don't believe kefir or cider vinegar is better than the medical advice - no need to thank me - and i said you are an idiot if you ignore the doctors advice - and your assumption your worrying made me mad absolute nonsense - however jerry r's comments they make me sad and he/ she can grow up.grow up

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    I have suffered with anxiety, agoraphobia etc., since I was 15 after an incident at school, I am now 62. I understand how real everything seems. When the anxiety, nerves start try and I know how hard this is but, try and calm yourself by occupying your mind. I promise you exercising and eating food cooked from scratch i.e fresh food will help, getting the right vitamins does work. Anything with a sell by/use by date contains chemicals which are bad for our health as are pharmaceutical drugs. Exercise will help the most, while concentrating on that, your mind is not concentrating on you.

    It is so very hard but, it is possible to change the negative to positive. I hope I have been of some help as all the years I lost is so sad and we cannot get them back. I would hate you to waste your life as I did. Take care and good luck.

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    Have you ever seen a neurologist? The fact you have pins and needles and you have issues with twitching isn't going to be related to acid reflux. I would recommend seeing a neurologist if you haven't already.

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