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Help- Here we go again.


I have been doing great for someone under constant anxiety and constant physical symptoms. I’ve even been forcing myself to get out a little more and just taking baby steps because I’ve become agoraphobic. The physical symptoms started to calm down for the most part until recently my grand mother was put in the ICU and we are not sure if she is going to make it. My chest will hurt so bad especially when getting stressed or getting upset about something. It hurts all over. It goes from the right side of my chest to the left and lingers in the middle. I feel so light headed and feel like I could fall to the ground at any moment. Even when I’m laying down my heart will just start racing for awhile and i can feel my heart pounding through my teeth. I will even randomly feel so out of breath. Even while lying down. I haven’t had everything checked out since October. This is the longest I’ve gone without taking myself to the ER convincing myself that I’m going to die or something is seriously wrong with me. Should I go get checked out again?

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I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother. What were your last test results?

My last test results were that everything was fine and just anxiety. I went to the ER in July, August, and again in October 2019. I had blood work, urine test, ekg, and chest X-rays done and they said it was just anxiety.

Then I think you should go to a psychiatrist instead or a therapist.

I have a lot of the same symptoms as you. I get the chest pain, and breathlessness. I will also feel my heart pounding a lot. I mainly feel it when I’m laying down. I have a lot of health anxiety. I constantly am worried something is wrong with me. I think that you should wait a little longer. I find that the longer I deal with an anxiety symptom, it becomes less scary. I realize that it if something was really wrong, I would have known by now.

Hope you start to feel better soon, and I’m sorry to hear about your grandmother.

It sure is a pain in the butt. Have you ever had a really bad anxiety attack and symptoms had lingered on for days? I’m having lower back pain along with side pain and it started after having a very bad breakdown. My friends who struggle with anxiety told me that it’s most likely caused from having such a bad breakdown and my body just didn’t respond well plus I’ve been ridiculously stressed over everything the last few days, even the littlest things get me so worked up. My fiancé’s mother told me it might just be a pulled muscle, but I don’t know what to think. I was handling the physical symptoms so much better. I knew 3 times to the ER should be more than enough reassurance. If something was wrong they should’ve caught it, at least once and I noticed the less that I worried about the symptoms, the shorter they lasted and the calmer I felt. I’m so sorry to hear that you’re struggling with this as well. I was diagnosed with “chronic anxiety” at 14 years old, even though I knew before that I had really bad anxiety, but at 19 years old last year, I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and it’s been hard to grasp that the mind can control the body in the craziest ways. I have major health anxiety so it’s hard to understand the reality of what’s actually going on. Thank you for your response, that really did help me. Thank you for the condolences for my grandmother. All i can do is have faith that she will be okay. ❤️

I was diagnosed with anxiety in 7th grade, I’m 28 now. I’ve always been able to deal with it until last year. My body will ache too. It’s because you are tense. I will catch myself clinching my jaw a lot or I will realize that I’m rigid. One time I had a bad panic attack and it made my face tingle and burn. It lasted for two days. It was the surge of adrenaline apparently. I had to take a week off of work when my anxiety got really bad. I couldn’t calm down. My heart constantly raced and I kept thinking I was gonna die. My most annoying symptom that I still get is the throat tightness. It makes me feel like I’m going to gag. I finally started counseling and that has really helped a lot. I also take buspar. It has really helped me. I still have my moments though. It really is crazy how anxiety can cause all these physical symptoms. It gets very annoying!

I’m so glad that those things are helping! I’ve been trying to get myself up to this free mental health clinic since I have no insurance. I’ve become agoraphobic so it’s definitely been hard to get out of the house.

I also want you to know that nobody should struggle through this alone and if you ever need someone to talk to, please reach out to me! ❤️ I’ve become pretty close with a female I’ve met on here and we do pretty good with helping each other calm down and it helps having someone who understands 100%

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