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Chest Pains

My daughter was having chest pains that lasted an hour or so and went to urgent care. Doc told her it was heartburn/ she is a student (freshman) at a university. A week later she is having chest pains and numbness on her left arm starting with fingers to forearm. She goes to emergency room and a Doctor does a EKG/ blood work for any signs of a stroke all normal. Doctor said it could be anxiety. My daughter says she does not feel stress or any anxiety. Now a week last she she has tingling and numbness on arm/ back, but no chest pain.

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Her GP should test her for dysfunction of her thyroid gland. The test should be at the very earliest, fasting (she can drink water) and if she was taking levothyroxine she'd leave 24 hours gap between last dose and test.

We also have two private labs who will do all the necessary tests, i.e. TSH, T4, T3, Free T4, Free T3 and thyroid antibodies. GPs usually only do TSH and T4 and not too useful for us who have clinical symptoms. Tick of the ones below:-


GP should also test for B12, Vit D, iron, ferritin and folate as everything has to be optimal. B12 and Vit D in particular are pro-hormones with essential work in our body.

Get a print-out of the results with the ranges and put on a new Post.


If this keeps up I'd be inclined to asked for a Echocardiogram (ultrasound of heart working) too if she has never had one before for reassurance (I'm no doctor so take my suggestion with a grain of salt).


Addition: If your daughter is on birth control ask her to look up the adverse affects of the medication.


Sounds like low B12 - Folate - Ferritin ....


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