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I have pain under my left rib cage going up to my chest. I

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I have pain under my left rib cage going up to my chest. I was diagnosed along time ago with acid reflux. Been taking magnesium and digestive enzymes to help. Was told I was sensitive to gluten so have been gluten free for 3 weeks. I had my gallbladder remove 1/16 and have had trouble ever since. After surgery got bronchitis and was give prednizone. Had body tremors was taken off cold turkey. Adrenal glands were messed up along with cortisol levels. Have been struggling to get back to normal. I am 64 years old and take no prescription drugs. I just want to get back to feeling good.
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Customer: Have been dealing with this since 1/16. I was always told my issue was acid reflux.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

what blood tests have you had if any?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No blood test.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

Thank you

stress test?

what is your main question?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Stress test shows no issue. I run 2 miles 5 days a week and lift weights. Have been active all my life.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

I would recommend blood work to start

you need extensive work though

blood counts, kidney panel, liver and thyroid

vitamin D and B12 too

does that help?