this may be a chicken/egg question. I've been having left sided chest pain, LUQ pain, and left sided back and armpit discomfort for months. Somestines the pain is associated with lighheadedness, dizzziness, nausea etc. i have had a thourough GI workup with no findings. I also have a high pulse, sometimes 100 resting and low blood pressure. I had some hormones tested and my serum and urine cortisol were elevated mildly. I had a dexamenthasone suppression test and did suppress. (Also brain and abdominal MRI were neg). I know that cortisol is a stress hormone. Would an elevated level cause a fast heartrate? Also, I 've had IST suggested as well as POTS. Had a normal echo and I think my holter was OK, the doctor never called with results. He had scheduled a tilt table but had to cancell and I started to feel better and never rescheduled. Then 2 years later I'm back in the same boat....but worse
I'm a 38 year old female 4'11 123 lbs. non smoker non drinker
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