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Chest palpitations, sluggishness, anxiety. Normal thyroid. Suggestions?

My son has seen a heart specialist and his family physician. He is 16 years old and continues to have chest palpitations, feelings of sluggishness, and at times a little anxious. The heart physician after running many tests could not locate the problem and his phyisican ran a thyroid test which revealed a normal thyroid. I felt my son s muscle just about popping out of his chest under his left breast - it was quite disconcerting. His heart beats quickly during these episodes. The episodes occur when he is at rest, sitting in a deer stand, going to sleep, etc. He is very active in sports but does not seem to have these issues while working out or conditioning. Please offer any suggestions as I am at a lost to which avenue to pursue.
Asked On : Sun, 21 Oct 2012
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If the cardiologist and general physician have ruled out problems after doing investigations,you can be rest assured that there is no major illness.
This may be an anxiety reaction at this teen age.
What about his school performance,social interaction and other things which he can be exposed to now!
You have to get a psychiatric consult.
All the best
Answered: Sun, 25 Nov 2012
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