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Spacing out due to chest tightness, TMJ - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Doctor, for 7 months I have been going through a great deal of medical drama. I feel as if I am dying. I have constant tightness in my chest, as well as tension and pressure right at the base of my ribcage. I also get pains in my arms and legs.
I have had the following tests done since December of 09. They have all come back negative.
CT Abdomen
CT Pelvis
CT Throat
CT Brain
MRI Brain
Abdominal Ultrasound
Stress Test
Stress Echo
Lots of Blood Work...
hat can be the cause of this? every day I walk around very light headed, and feel as if I am not where I am...I am also suffering from TMJ, can this cause the spaciness?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXX
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query
Doctor :   GIve me a couple of minutes
Doctor :   What exactly is happening, how did it start and progress to?
User :   I get a tighness in my throat, tightness in my abdomen...and i feel really spaced out
User :   started when I got a rash back in october that i freaked out about
User :   it wsa nothing and went away
User :   but had myself conviced i was dying
Doctor :   Did it start with fever?
User :   no
Doctor :   How was the rash and how did it spread?
Doctor :   Were you completely normal before the rash appeared?
User :   kinda looked like hiveso n my hands and feet
Doctor :   Were you completely normal before the rash appeared, were you feeling healthy?
User :   yea
User :   Can problems with your inner ear cause you to feel spacy?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Did the MRI reveal that you have problems in the inner ear?
User :   no
User :   it was focused on the brain
User :   I have been having problems with my jaw that i feel is causing issues with my ear
Doctor :   Yes TMJ can cause spacing out
User :   and one more question
Doctor :   Yes
User :   the tension in my abdomen, can anxiety cause chronic tightness there?
User :   it feels as if someone is pushing in on my abdomen every day
Doctor :   Yes anxiety can relate to such symptoms
Doctor :   I suggest to take the help of a Psychiatrist and Dentist for TMJ
User :   can the tighness in the abdomen be from cancer?
Doctor :   At your age, no it cannot be
User :   or a heart issue?
Doctor :   Do you have family history of early heart disease?
User :   nope
User :   I have fears of lymphoma...just really concerned about it
Doctor :   I feel that you have neither of them
Doctor :   Did not your doctor advised you to seek Psychiatirst consult?
User :   ive been trying
User :   no meds are helping
Doctor :   What medicines?
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