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A little over a year ago I started having panic attacks (which I thought was a heart attack the first few times) went to the hospital one night from school in an ambulance because even the emt were concerned with my BP and heart rate plus my arms were bright red from my shoulders to my hands.
In the last year I've seen a cardiologist, dermatologist, and my primary care doctor countless times. My arms are always swollen at the wrists, bright red from shoulder to knuckles and now lately purple and blue fingers and knuckles (from my veins) they shine thru like my skin is see-through. My other symptoms are random heart palpitations and shortness of breath, phantom pains (sharp and very painful but no cause is found), rash in my throat started a few days ago and feels someone rubbed sandpaper back there, dizziness and fatigue on and off for the last year, also I've gained 75 lbs and haven't changed my eating (other than a serious obsessive craving for trisciuts like all the time). I'm a massage therapist so I'm active and and understand the body and how it works, which is why this has really confused me. I just don't know why all these things go on and my doctors haven't found a reason for these things either
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replied February 16th, 2019
Hello and welcome to EHF !

I went through your query and i think only worrisome condition in your history is your weight gain and that needs to be evaluated for metabolic, endocrine and fluid retention causes. Let your physician correlate you clinically after thorough investigations.

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