Hi everyone. I was diagnosed with anxiety in October of 2017. Since then, the anxiety has basically taken over my body. I now have stomach issues due to the anxiety. I can not stop myself from thinking the worse in situations. I always feel like I’m dying! I’ve been experiencing heart palpitations and chest pains lately to the point I’ll go to the ER because I feel like I’m having a heart attack. The very odd but great part about it is that every time I go to the dr about anything that’s bothering me, EVERYTHING come back normal. Making me feel crazy for feeling the way I do. Yes the results were normal but my body doesn’t feel normal. I’m used to not having health problems, not having a worry in the world, and being the light of the party. It really freaks me out bc I have these chest pains and palpitations daily; when I worry and even when I’m not worrying. It makes me feel like something is going on with my heart. My dr has done blood work, imaging, observations & all for any heart conditions & the results were “beautiful” as she described it. I just would like to know if I’m the only one that experience this kind of anxiety symptom or not, as it’s one of my main worries. Even though I know it shouldn’t be. I can’t help but to worry about it.
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Oh you are so not alone! I have been to the ER so many times with chest pains and other symptoms that mimic heart problems and my heart, it turns out, is as healthy as it can be. This is really really common. Chest pain is caused by muscle tightness from adrenaline during anxiety, and so is an occasional thump in the chest. It’s all adrenaline and not dangerous.
Omg, thank you so much for the reply! I was about to drive myself crazy thinking I’m having a heart attack or heart problems, even though I know all the tests were normal! It’s crazy what the mind can do to you.
Remember - if it's a 'heart attack', you can't touch were the pain is and it doesn't subside or decrease with bodily adjustments. Really focus on this now so that you can retrain your brain (which is how we heal).
I understand completely what your going thru.
My story is very similar.
It's so difficult not to worry constantly.
One of the things I'm working on accepting is my worry and fear are feeding the anxiety wich feeds the symptoms... visious cycle.
Your not alone ...
You just explain everything that been on going on with me 🤦🏽♂️ I don’t know what this could be I been to the hospital 19 times they think I’m crazy lol
Lol same here! Seems as of anxiety have lots of ways of showing itself
Is it hard for you to take fully deep breaths?
The anxiety cause me to have acid reflux and stomach problems all that mix together is not good at all
Sometimes, yes. It’s like my chest is tight, feel as if something is stuck in my throat, and I’m extremely full. With so many more symptoms such as neck/arm pain, back pain etc
Yes same here. Shooting pain in and out my hands mouth dry all the same Crazy symptoms and they can’t find nothing wrong lol it’s crazy what this can do to you 🤦🏽♂️
Yup, it’s crazy! But we have to take it one day at a time, train our minds to think positive and we’ll get through it.
I have shooting pains as well.
What kind of stomach problems it leave you with like bloating? Or something else
Bloating, very gassy, I’m lactose intolerant now, & I have GERD. I didn’t have none of that until I start having anxiety & panic attacks. My dr said it’s anxiety symptoms
Lol yes I have that now too Acid reflux I take medicine for it definitely all anxiety symptoms
Yes, I now have a damaged esophagus due to the acid reflux & it’s been causing esophagus spasms. I have to take GERD medicine for the rest of my life
Me too, and the meds don’t work I got a GI test next month because the meds not working for me
Pharmaceuticals have not been working for me at all! I’ve been looking into supplements to take.
I’m try to change my diet because they say it’s the acid reflux giving me the symptoms which I don’t but kinda believe but just got to lol
You most definitely aren't alone! I feel like this so often and I am forever googling my symptoms. A few weeks ago I was constantly monitoring my heart rate on my watch because I was convinced something was wrong.
You may already have it, but one thing that does help me sometimes is the Dare app. This calm Irish guy talks you through some affirmations and almost gets you to welcome your panic attack. It sounds weird, but it was strangely helpful!
I use to have very bad panic attacks, I would hyperventilate and fall on the floor. The rapid heartbeat is common with panic attacks, I never knew there was a name for it. I got to point in my life where I decided I wasn't living, just existing. I read a book called "Don't Panic", and I was originally mad. It had a lot of breathing techniques and DBT / mindfulness techniques. I thought, how can do anything like this when I feel like I am dying! Yet, one night sitting on the floor I started using the techniques, and slowly but surely I got control. I don't have panic attacks anymore, I learned to control it. I found a psychiatrist who treats my depression and I am working with a psychologist to get my anxiety under control, because if I can cope with issues and control that last piece, I will be in good shape. A medicine is suppose to curb your issues well enough so you can learn to deal with them. It is in no way easy, and can take a very long time, but I think it is worth all the hard work I do. Also, there is a site called DBSA (depression bipolar support alliance) They have free online meetings, and it is good to have a group of people who can relate to your situation and may even have some suggestions to help you out. I wish you luck.