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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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