I am sorry to read that you are feeling so down; hopefully your Holter monitor will identify something that may be the root of your cause for the chest pain and swelling.
I am going to toss out a few questions - are you on a low sodium diet? Do you drink plenty of liquids?
Noncardiac chest pain is defined as recurrent chest pain that is indistinguishable from ischemic heart pain after a reasonable workup has excluded a cardiac cause.However, despite its chronic nature, noncardiac chest pain has no impact on patients' mortality. The main underlying mechanisms include gastroesophageal reflux, esophageal dysmotility and esophageal hypersensitivity. Gastroesophageal reflux disease is likely the most common cause of noncardiac chest pain. Esophageal dysmotility affects only the minority of noncardiac chest pain patients. Esophageal hypersensitivity may be present in non-GERD-related noncardiac chest pain patients regardless if esophageal dysmotility is present or absent. Psychological co-morbidities such as panic disorder, anxiety, and depression are also common in noncardiac chest pain patients. Reference: Ronnie Fass, MD. Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona
Have you been seen by a GI specialist? If you have not considered doing so, you may want to make an appointment at one of the top hospitals in the country to receive a complete medical screening.
What coping skills are you using to help with your anxiety and depression?
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and Heart/Cardiovascular Disease.
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