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hi i have been referred onto peads for chest pain with exertion (did ECG, bloods and X ray norm)but i have symptoms which feel unrelated so here goes
-tightening feel around the chest with deep breaths + random sharp stabbing pain
-aching pain with exertion
-pain in my shoulder blades, sometimes with exercise but often a stiff sensation
-pain in my knees if i sit for too long or if i walk
-pain in my hip joint with walking
-pain in my wrist at random
-the bottom part of my eye twitches a lot sometimes my fingers
-lower back pain
-frequent headaches
-dizziness when i go from lying down to getting up sometimes at random too
-random light headed feeling
-extreme heat and cold which can alternate in seconds
-tiredness with and without sleep
-muscle cramps and spasms (abdomen included)
-rashes and genuinely dry not great skin
-poor concentration focus memory

i have tried changing diets tried exercising but it makes everything worse as does weather


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replied May 9th, 2011
Chest Pain Answer A22763
Hi,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. The symptoms which you have described are suggestive of polymyalgia rheumatica. In this, usually the ESR is > 50 mm 1st hr.

However, other tests need to be done to rule out other causes of such aches and pains like thyroid hormone assay to rule out hypothyroidism and rheumatoid factor and ANA to rule out Rheumatoid arthritis and SLE.

Creatine kinase levels also need to be done to rule out polymyositis. I’ll suggest consulting a rheumatologist for the same as it is not possible to make a diagnosis without examining the patient. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.



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