I was diagnosed with gastritis about 3 years ago, ever since then my health has been in a downward spiral. I have pitted edema in my left leg that nearly goes away some days, and is really bad on others, I have a tightness in my chest dead center on the sternum, seems to go away sometimes, but is there most of the time. I just noticed purple areas showing up on my left foot by my heel as well. I feel like I always have to take a deep breath, and I am constantly clearing my throat. I just recently started getting a pain in my left butt area that resembles the pain I get with the sciatica I have in my right leg due to a lower back injury. I have had a 24hr urine test, an echo cardiogram, a pulmonary breathing test, countless ekg's and blood work to test my liver and kidneys. Everything is showing up normal. Doctor refuses to give me a stress test as well. He says I have varicose veins and that is why I have the pitted edema. I have gone to the ER countless times because of panic attacks due to me thinking this is an issue with my heart. I am at the end of my rope with all of this, and just want some kind of diagnosis.