Underlying heart condition??

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I am a 19 Year Old Male, who is 6'6" and weigh 140LBS. Ever since I was about 9 years old or so, i have had to give up all strenuous activity. When i run, or play any kind of Sports i get an extremely painful crushing pain in my chest, i get a very metallic taste in my mouth (no blood) but an increase in saliva. My head starts hurting really bad, my vision goes black, i get very dizzy, and cannot stand on my own. Its extremely debilitating and lasts for a good half hour or so, and i feel off for the rest of the day. They have done countless ECG tests, an ultrasound, wore a holter monitor, and a test where they hook up an ECG machine, and get me to run on a treadmill to get those symptoms. The symptoms came, but the test was clear. Every test has been clear, but to this day, i still cannot do anything physical, because the symptoms always return.

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    Have you had your vitamin and iron levels measured? Do you take any medication or supplements?

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      yes, i believe all vitamins and minerals have been tested. i got the doctor to show me a copy with proof of the labs, and everything was normal. I'm not taking any meds or supplements, with the exception of 2 multivitamins per day.

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      I guess at this point anything could be a possibility. I'm thinking it probably is lung related. I'm not sure if they have done a d-dimer yet.

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      I thought I had a heart problem because of the chest pains and palpitations I was getting but it turned out to be multiple pulmonary emboli. If all the heart tests are coming back normal, ask if you can have a d-dimer and a chest CT with contrast. Lung and heart symptoms can sometimes be similar.

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    metallic taste, have they tested for epilepsy?

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      yes, my neurologist has tested for epilepsy twice with EEG test, both came back negative, but shes still pretty sure I do have epilepsy. However, the feelings when i get my "Epileptic" attacks, and this type of pain is much different

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