Mystery Chest Pain Acid Reflux While On Rflp
Okay so I need some help from my BP community to figure out what is going on with me..
I am not overweight but wanted to lose the 10 lbs that had crept up on me super fast and decided to give RFLP a go. I took all the recommendations and supplements exactly per the protocol and have journaled my progress under women's threads.
First week went well, I lost some weight, was super motivated and excited to resume the 2nd week. On the second week on my 3rd day just as I had begun to be well in ketosis I started having shortness of breath and feeling of pressure on my chest. Of course I broke my fast, and went to the ER because I really thought I was having a heart attack, they cleared me and said my heart looks fine and what Im experiencing is the effects of my diet!!
A couple of days later when I wasn't feeling much better, I went to see my primary who is a Chinese and western med physician, she also cleared any cardiovascular issues and said that the combination of coffee and fat has triggered acid reflux, also the Betaine pills have probably made it worse, I was also drinking Pellegrino, so that might have not helped as well. She also gave me a supplement to take along with my usual digestive enzymes when I eat fatty food (Biotics Beta TCP). She also recommended I take Prilosec for 2-4 weeks which really surprised me.
I also did a comprehensive blood test today to check lipids, metabolic, minerals, thyroid etc..
So my question is:
1-Can acid reflux mimic all these symptoms? Chest pressure, anxiety, shortness of breath, fatigue...
2-And if it is acid reflux, what do you guys recommend? What caused it?
3- What else could it be? should I have my heart checked out by a cardiologist?
Thanks for any input!