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Pain in arm, back, shoulder, and throat, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hiatal hernia, cholesterol and blood pressure normal

I have this weird pain in both of arms for a week and a half. It hurts at random times sometimes while I m resting, sometimes when I m moving, it gets exacerbated when I go upstairs (but not when I m walking fast or exerting myself), or when I tighten my arm muscles. I m worried that it s a heart problem I m 19, have no family history of heart disease , BP is 110/70, never smoked , don t drink, 2 EKGs last year were normal, and very good cholesterol . I have bad GERD and hiatal hernia and get pains in my back, shoulder, and throat. Sometimes the pain is in my upper arms, goes to my forearms, sometimes I feel it in my hands, and sometimes shoulders it hurts when I raise them, or when I massage them or twist them. It s all very random. I also have anxiety problems, health anxiety to be specific. I m going to a doctor this week but what do you think I should do I m very worried.
Asked On : Sat, 12 May 2012
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Looks like you have been going through a tough time. From your complaints it is quite clear that you are suffering from severe GERD and you should consult your doctor and start some medications for it. Along with it you even require an Upper GI endoscopy to rule out any ulcer formation in your stomach.

Some of the other problems which you have described may not be related to GERD and looks like a condition known as fibromyalgia. It is a problem in which the patients complains to pain in all parts of the body along with anxiety problems and sometimes GI problems (diarrhoea/ constipation). You should talk to your physician regarding this and try some relaxation techniques.

Hope you get well soon
Answered: Tue, 22 May 2012
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