Chest pain and lightheaded

Posted by rainman316 @rainman316, Jan 31, 2018

Where to begin.. I guess about two months ago I got hit hard in the back by a trailer, about three weeks later I passed out, well blacked out, since I didn’t actually lose consciousness. And ever since then I’ve been lightheaded everyday all day, about three days after I “fainted” my chest started hurting, so bad I went to the hospital, they ran blood test, an ekg, x rays, and some kind of mri, they all came back negative, so the doc diagnosed me with anxiety, but it kept hurting so I went to my primary doctor, they did more blood test and a urine sample and again all the test said I was just fine, so he too diagnosed me with anxiety. I had to go back to the hospital two more times and everytime the test say I’m fine, not just fine, but my organs are working “perfectly” so trying to believe the five different doctors who say it’s all in my head, I went to a therapist, she was sure she could help. Well appointment three comes along and she listens to all my complaints and she looks me right in the eyes and says “this is beyond me, I can’t help you.” I was flabbergasted, but the worst is what she said next : “were you doing ay thing weird, possibly satanic when your symptoms occurred? ” now I’m just completely pissed of course. But now I have no other options, I have no answers as to why I constantly feel like I’m going to faint, why my chest and arm hurt. I’m lost and all the doctors are too.

@rainman316 Do you mind if I take a guess? If you have some form of amyloidosis, the misfolded and nasty proteins make themselves into little water-filled tubes and insert themselves into tissues, between healthy cells. Then they do their damage in any tissue, but in nerves these tubes push the cells apart and block the messages being sent from the brain to the organ, or vice versa. The tests are quite simple. Have your doc prescribe a SERUM (not plasma) FreeLite(c) chain protein assay. Bindings UK makes the kit, and ARUP and Quant and other top labs can and will do the test. Any result above 1.4 mg/deciliter of blood is too much. Actually, with the blow you have experienced, any reading over 1.0 may call attention to the protein as the problem. Also, do a 24-hour urine-protein collection. Any reading over 0.3 grams/24 hour day of protein will back up the sFLC test. Another simple test is foam in the toilet after you urinate directly into the water. There should be no more than just a few bubbles, lasting only a few seconds. These bubbles are the result of the protein in the urine. Also, do you have arthritis? Any kind. Psoriatic, rheumatoid, osteo? Result from protein blood problems, and will cause. Also, do a 12-lead ECG with a very good program, and look for Ventricle wall sawtooth tracing, sometimes called QRS tracing. Any of this can not stand up the the blow you took from the trailer, but will not show in the general run of tests unless run by top labs such as Mayo Quant, ARUP, etc.


@rainman316. I can’t say I totally understand what you are going through, but I can speak to anxiety. It can lead to symtoms that resemble many nasty things such as believing you are having a heart attack or worse. My issues were related to driving over bridges since my first panic attack was while I was driving over a bridge. I continued to add to that list each time I would have a panic attack doing something. It became so delibertating that I finally decided to see a Psychiatrist. The way he explained my issues was that I was not producing enough of chemical A as an example and therefore needed to substitute something else to make up for that shortage. I was perscribed Klonopin .5 mil. taken each morning. It worked great & one by one I began to to take back my life. I’ve continued to take the same dosage for now over 15 years and I have never had any side effects other than when I forget to take it and it is the same sensation of missing my morning cup of Joe. I only mention all of this to say panic attacks can take many forms and perhaps giving a shot to some pharma might help and if not I would recommend seeing a doctor who practices Intergrative and or Functional medicine. They take a more holistic approach to the patient rather than just the disease. Best of luck! @thankful


Hi @rainman316,

I can only imagine that you have had a rough journey and few answers over the past few months. I'm tagging @tuckerdoodle @brie87144 @annbainbridge @kdubois @johnhans who have different diagnoses, but have experienced similar symptoms; I hope they will connect with you and share insights that may help you.

Other than telling you the you may have anxiety, what does your doctor suggest as the next steps?

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