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Please help! This is ruining college for me and life

Not too long ago I was having some chest pain and when I went to the emergency room they checked for blood clots because I had been taking birth control recently..they did all the checks, the D dimer Nd everything else I guess that they could test and they ruled that out and chucked it up to acid reflux that that runs in my family.  I started taking medication for it which did help  and things were going well, a lot of the gas was leaving my body that was trapped.  So I took that  for a couple weeks and then I stopped nd everything was smoothe sailing until later on in the summer I started getting really weird symptoms like it was starting again so I went back to the doctor and they gave me some more medicine for acid reflux I had horrible symptoms to the medicine so she took me off and then started me on a Nother one which also made me lightheaded and dizzy.  She then took me off of that medication and this dull headache  was stuck with me for the rest of the summer. one time because the pressure was so bad I went to the emergency room one day and they did a CAT scan and didn’t find anything so the doctor said it was probably a tension headache .  He said this was common but I was confused because I just started getting them out of nowhere and not only that I started having really weird muscle twitches all over my body And tingling. I was the overall feeling horrible .  You can only imagine the type of anxiety I’ve started to have . I could not understand what was going on and later all and I started having heart palpitations which could’ve been due to the anxiety but who was I to know that.  Since then  I’ve been going to every specialist in the book in keeping up with my primary care but just to name the ones I’ve been to I have been to a rheumatologist I have been to a neurologist I have been to a gastrologist and according to them everything is fine. The only thing that they have caught  and blood work and other tests such as MRIs and ultrasounds is that I have a vitamin D deficiency.  I have been taking supplements for that but not many of my symptoms have changed .  I’m lost and it’s really affecting my college education and I really could use some form of advice to try to help me understand what’s going on and I even confronted the doctor and told her that I was tired of being treated for symptoms instead of trying to understand the core root of the issue and it seems like all the pressure is on me when they tell you not to look things up online but when doctors aren’t  taking you seriously and it’s  just frustrating and I would love some help .
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I suffer from acid reflux as well and it can really cause some uncomfortable chest pain! As for the doctors and visits if they say you are fine then you are fine. Sounds to me that you suffer from hypochondriac. Not anyone can be a doctor you have to go to school for years and a lot of studying trust me they know what they are doing. You had blood work done and everything checks out good. So you are fine just try to relax and enjoy life you are healthy nothing is wrong with you! Just get that vitamin D in. And for the acid reflux Zantac works really well for me. Try that I usually take about 2 of them. And try to cut of tomatoe sauce and anything with citrus like oranges or pineapple. You are fine just relax enjoy life don’t over think things and stay away from google. :) if you still are feeling this way I would advice to see a mental health professional nothing wrong with getting help.
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