I am 19 years old and was diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse with mild regurgitation when I was about 5 years old. I was terrified of having a heart attack or dying suddenly even as a child I would be terrified to fall asleep because of heart palpitations. I experienced my 1st panic attack in 2012 I had no idea what was happening I thought I was having a heart attack but after a few minutes I noticed I was fine again. I experienced them randomly not often just every couple of months I learned to deal with it. Then last month in september i was in my psychology class when he started talking about heart attacks and strokes I all of a sudden couldnt breathe & could feel a panic attack coming on. I debated leaving but I would be awkward leaving the class. I went home & still felt weird I thought I was going to have a stroke. For that full week I had anxiety & fear of having a stroke. The next week I was fearful of having a tumor. I went to the ER they did a cat scan & came back my fear was relieved. Then i thought I had diabetes & every condition out there. I went to the cardiologist for a check up & to tell him about my recent symptoms which are now chest pain, and a "thump" or "flip-flop" feeling in my chest. He did an echocardiogram of my heart & did not discuss this "thump" feeling with me. It would come and go randomly. He put me on a medication for the first time in my life called atenolol. Its supposed to treat chest pain/anxiety in the heart. Its been 4 weeks & I am still experiencing chest pain as I always have. I have had these "thump" feelings in my chest for a week straight every single day 85% of the day. They are starting to worry me & becoming a concern I fear I may have a heart attack due to clogged arteries. I have read the symptoms of people with clogged arteries and they sound very much like mine. I live in fear every day all day scared that i will have a heart attack. I go to the cardiologist in 2 days to tell him my experience with the medicine he has put me on. Does anyone think I'm having health anxiety or do you believe I have clogged/blocked arteries? Thanks for your support ;(
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