I am a 34 year old male. 3 months ago I went to the hospital with chest pain. They admitted me for 3 days and I had a stress test, xrays and MRI on my chest. My blood was tested and all was clear and I was released. 1 month later I had a similar episode and went back to the hospital, this time they did a cardiac catherization and an ecoscan on my heart and I cleared. They told me it was in my head(anxanity). I continued to have the episodes more frequently and returned to the hospital for the 3rd time, this time a endoscopy was performed and I was diagnosed with Gastritis. Protonix was prescribed, I thought that we had found the cause of my pains.
The episode continues to get worse. I start by feeling paplations in my heart area. I have a sharp pain in the top left part of my left breast. Its sensive to a light touch. I then taste a metalic taste in the back of my througt. I feel a hot sensation and then my left are goes numb and then the left side of my head. Typically getting up and walking around(which Ive done twice writing this letter) helps. Also cold sweaty palms. The pain feels like a heart attack. However my doctor keeps telling me that my heart is fine and not to bring it up again.
Last Friday I had an episode and I called my doctor. He told me to come in imeditaly. When I got there, I was still in my episode(which usually lasts about 30-40 minutes). My blood pressure was 160/110. My Colestral is elvated and I am overweight(5'10" - 250lbs(was 290 3 months previous)). He was concerned with the only left side of my body being numb and the metalic taste in my mouth. So I went to the hospital for the 4th time. This time a neurogalist doctor looked at me and performed catscan, MRI on neck/head, Ecoscan on my neck and heart again. Everything cleared. No sign of stroke, but they want me to come in to get a EEG as an outpatient. He put me on Depokate and sent me home telling me he was confused.
Its been 1 week since, I was feeling better then ever since my doctor prescribed Celebrix for the chest pain. Again I thought I had a solution. Ive been strict with my diet(bread, rice, tuna(all bland)). However tonight, it all came back again. Stronger than ever. It seems to come when Im in a resting position and not when Im exercising. I keep pacing all night to advoid it getting worse. I feel like going to the hospital again, but for what??? My questions are:
1.> Can I 100% rule out the heart, since Ive done the cardic catherization?
2.> I have tons of stress at my job, they are trying to fire me since Ive missed so much work. I just bought my second house and broke up with my girlfriend after 4 years. Im trying to elimiate the stress in my life. Is this the main contributer?
3.> Ive had this episode maybe 20 times in the last 3 months and Ive been fine after 30 minutes every time, should I just ignore them and continue to treat my gastritis?
4.> Do you recommend any other tests?