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Hi I am a 20 year old male used to be very healthy worked out 5-6 days a week for the past 2 years up until 3 months ago. Ive been having some chest pressure accompanied with fatigue, headache, difficulty thinking and concentrating. In other words i feel like crap every day all day. First thoughts were heart problems so i had stress test,many EKG's, CT scan, about 5 trips to ER and everything came back normal. My doctor put me on anxiety meds which are not helping. The first time I ever felt like this was at the gym. I was drinking an energy drink and pushing some heavy stuff then i chugged another one and in the middle of the push i felt the chest pain and something wrong with my head like difficulty seeing and disoriented. That was 9 moths ago and ever since then caffeine, alcohol physical exertion and smoking would make it worse but it would come and go. However 3 moths ago i started having the symptoms and they never went away. Please help! I am desperate! i want my life back.

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replied December 10th, 2009
Chest Pain Answer A8388
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum

The symptoms (chest pressure accompanied with fatigue, headache, difficulty thinking and concentrating) that first started in the gym could be due to the energy drink you are taking if all visits to ER and heart tests have ruled out a heart cause.

The other possibility is that alcohol, caffeine and energy drink is increasing the acidity that causes chess pressure. Anemia can also be a cause. Get your hemoglobin and serum iron levels checked. Also stop the energy drink and lower the alcohol and caffeine intake and see if it helps.

Get your thyroid function, Vit B12 levels and diabetes status checked.
It is difficult to comment beyond this on net. Please consult your PCP regarding this for proper guidance and treatment. Hope this helps. Take care!

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