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heart disease? A neurological disorder? or something else?
Crowsystms posted:
What condition or disease could cause these symptoms?
1. Heart palpitations- skipped beats & PVC's, coronary artery spasm, tachycardia and bradycardia
2. Muscle spasms- sometimes burning,tingling particularly in the chest, abdomen, back and lower legs.
3. Spontaneous anxiety attacks
4. Intolerance for food in general
5. Acid reflux, gastritis and intestinal inflammation
7. Sinus and ear issues, swelling and obstruction without infection.
8. Ice cold or burning hot sensations through-out the body, particularly my back and the base of my skull and face.
9. Vision issues - Pupils form off center of the iris (closer toward the nose and up toward the brow bone, not dramatically so; but noticeable) causing me to see a reflection of my retinal blood vessels, which appear as faint gray lines and spots in my vision, also sensitivity to bright light. This all seems to be caused by a spasm of the muscles controlling the iris.
10. Breathing issues- asthma, temporary acute bronchitis and diaphragm and bronchial spasms

Every symptom at its root seems to be caused by some variation of a spasm.

I have been to nine physicians and many specialists, always I get some variation of the same answer, We don't know what's wrong with you, sometimes this just happens, they call it a medical mystery, followed by; well if you just wait maybe your symptoms will change and if so maybe we might figure it out then.

I have had countless test's ranging from standard blood work; to Lyme disease, para-thyroid disorder, diabetes, iron disorders, heavy metal poisoning, food allergy, leaky gut and celiac test's and many; many more. As well as physical exams like an echocardiogram, 30 day halter monitor, sonogram of the pancreas and gall bladder, endoscopic GI exam, many different x-rays, stress tests and so many others I can't remember them all.

After fourteen months and $40,000.00 I still have no answers. I personally suspect heavy metal toxicity; not the standards like lead or mercury, but metals more like Aluminum, Cadmium, and Barium. It's purely speculation on my part but at least it's something, it's a better idea than the nothing that my doctors gave me. I plan to have the test's taken in two weeks but I was hoping that the doctors on this forum could give me some ideas on diseases or conditions to investigate. Thank you so much for your time.
CardiostarUSA1 responded:

I'm not a doctor and -

"Heart disease? A neurological disorder? or something else?"

And even if I was, this sounds really complicated, and can not be truly determined via the Internet (which as serious limitations/restrictions).

As far as causes go, looking at one problem, just as an example here, the causes of actual (must be 100% confirmed) coronary atery spasm includes coronary artery disease, smoking, exposure to cold, extreme emotional stress, illegal stimulant drugs such as amphetamines and cocaine, and even a few prescriptions drugs.

Additionally, of the different types/kinds of heart conditions, various symptoms may/can be acute (occurring suddenly), be chronic (occurring over a long period of time), come and go (be transient, fleeting or episodic), or even be silent.

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