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Riverdale, GA
A 28-year-old female asked:

muscle burning, fatigue, heavy legs, heart palpitations, gerd, malaise lasts for mos. diagnosed with ptsd and panic disorder. anxiety cause these symptoms? my doc sees no blood test abnormalities.

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Dr. William Schmidt
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Its possible.: So many systems involved over long pariods of time. Suggests you may be right. Are you able to perform tasks. Is it hard to get out of bed in the morning. do you eat well? Do you cry or feel weepy. I would suggest you check out a mental health professional for further guidance.
Dr. John Barbuto
Specializes in Neurology
Yes, but: Stress is a complex biology that produces many "non-specific" (vague, little on tests) symptoms. The symptoms you mention are within the spectrum of symptoms seen in chronic stress biology; but, that does not prove it is the cause for you. Since it has been going on for months and tests negative, stress a likely cause. Mechanisms complex and not simple to understand.
Dr. Tamanna Nahar
Specializes in Cardiology
Angina RF unknown: Cp with normal BP relieved with nitro is classic for angina. She should go to the ED. If reluctant then ASAP MD apt (next day) for history and physical/ECG. RF need to be assessed. and stress test.

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