Hello, my name is Casey, I am new here & coming here to ask for advice for my husband. I’ve been to enough doctors now to know that health history is helpful, so here goes – i will try to keep this as short but as detailed as possible, please bear with me. He is 30 years old. His father passed away from skin cancer when he was 60 & my husband was 10. He has 1 brother & 4 sisters. He is the youngest. His father & mother were both born in Greece. His family has no history of mental illness. He has had chest pains on & off for the past 3 years. Along with the chest pains he’s complained of feeling dizzy/faint/”cloudy” & just a general sense of not feeling right. We have seen a neurologist, cardiologist, pulmonologist, endocrinologist, gastroenterologist, ent, urologist, our general practitioner, a disease specialist – on top of multiple ER visits. He has had a regular stress test, nuclear stress test, CT scan, MRI of his entire body (not all at once, but over time its equaled his entire body), colonoscopy, endoscopy, multiple different blood tests, he’s even been tested for lymphoma, Lyme’s Disease, he’s had an EEG & ECG. I am sure I am missing some tests… however, each test came back perfect except his vitamin D is low (he’s taking prescribed supplements), his testosterone is low (not enough to need supplements per our endocrinologist), his endoscopy came back inconclusive for Celiac disease so he did cut out gluten completely, his cholesterol is also minimally high so he also cut out meat. He has complained of minor dizziness here & there, he’s never passed out. He woke up sweating once or twice in June (what prompted them to check for Lymphoma). He also has mentioned that he just doesn’t feel… right? The big thing is that everyday he gets home from work he complains of his chest hurting. He will call me in the middle of the day saying his chest hurts. I know he is hurting, I know what he is feeling is real but what else could they possibly test for? Is there anything I can recommend? I have no idea what to do anymore or how to help him. His pains have only interrupted his workday a few times to where he has gone to the EMT’s that are on site (he works at an airport). I would say we go through phases of his chest hurts so bad we go to ER only to be told he’s fine. At this point in time he says its mainly just annoying & frustrating to be told nothing is wrong but feel like something is, people don’t just have chest pains for nothing do they? I know his father passing away when he was still very young has scarred him & I know that is playing a minor role in his worry – even though he won’t admit it. I just want my husband to feel better again & to have some peace of mind. I want to know that he is okay & nothing is wrong but once again I ask, what could they possibly test for from here?
If you’re still here, thank you for taking to the time to read this, I will take any & all advice that you are willing to give!
I have already posted this is in a different discussion group, hoping it will reach some new eyes!