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Heart Attack or Anxiety which is it...

I am a 42 year old female that deals with Panic & Anxiety Disorder on a daily basis and I am guessing from all the stress it's working on my Heart....I am just tired of being tired...I would do anything to go a period of time with out having them or wondering am I going to die because it could be my Heart... Trying to distinguish between the two is hard... And I hate being told it's all in my Head.... I have two sons that are grown and I delivered both of them 100% natural and it was very painful but I would rather deliver 100 baby's natural than have to deal with Panic & Anxiety....And wondering or waiting if I am going to die from a stroke or a Heart Attack... It takes a toll on your mind body and soul....If someone could give me advice or any kind of suggestions that would help me mentally or physically I would greatly appreciate....

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Hi I'm going through this as we speak, for at least the past 4 days I have been having chest pains. Now today at work all of a sudden my hands got clammy chest pains on my left side kind of feels like it in my left breast but right below where your bra line is. That's where they have been lately. Pain down my left arm & I felt like I was going to pass out also. I get scared to because I think to myself is this a real heart attack or stoke this time or is it just anxiety! I'm so sick and tired of it all you have no idea... It's becoming unbearable to live like this everyday. Ang my hands have been ice cold all day can't get warm no matter what I do.

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Jesus you just described my feeling to a t. That’s exactly how I feel during an attack!

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Mindfullness meditation and Headspace are worth trying to learn.

If you can grasp these techniques you will be able to control your distress.

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Thanks... Mindfulness most definitely and Meditation sounds like something I could try and I would enjoy....Never tried it but I will do anything to help...

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Hello

Has something triggered this what sounds like Health Anxiety ?

I totally understand what you are saying especially giving birth is less painful than living with this I have use the same statement myself over the years at least you know that the pain will be over and there will be something beautiful at the end of it whereas this well you sit wondering will there ever be any let up from living every day in fear

But that is what it is the fear that feeds the anxiety that feeds the fear and we are on this merry go round and don't have a clue how to get of but there are ways to help us slow it all down and eventually be able to get of , it is not a quick fix and we have to put the work in and it comes down to reversing the thought process we have got into , but you need help to do this and support and by joining here members will try and offer you that support but your Doctor could refer you for some Counselling which would really help and I would make an appointment and ask if you could go on the waiting list , tell them you can't keep living like this and you want to change but need support :-)

Take Care x

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Thanks alot... All you said was so true...It's a Merry go round for me 4 sure waiting to find the right time to jump off for safety.

I go for counseling once a week or every two weeks trying to do any thing to feel better...And to be able to think straight...

I think the biggest thing for me is finding a support group and having someone to relate too... Excercise is another thing I need to do and I'm sure that would help.... Thanks for your help..

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Have you asked your Doctor or put in on line if there are any support groups in your area , I know it is not quiet the same as we are via the internet but you have found like minded people here who you can vent and talk to

Yes exercise is a great idea even though I know finding the motivation can be a struggle but maybe start with small walks ?

Like I said there is no quick fix but if you have a good Therapist slowly but surely they should be giving you challenges and goals and if you work on them you will get there :-) x

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Hi I suffer from anxiety and have for years the one thing I never worried about was my heart but went for a Head scan the other week only to be told I'd had 2 mini strokes so my anxiety is sky high

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Miloanddba

This is me every single day and when my heart races it's worse . I'm constantly checking my pulse , reading it on my Apple Watch , taking my bp. This morning and today I have tingling inside my cheek left side and arm pain is this heart attack ?? Then I get skipped heart beats them I freak more . I just wish it would go away , wish I would wake up from this nightmare . The older I get the worse it's getting . Also got to the stage can't go to many places , to scared to plan a holiday , to scared to ride my horse so on and so on

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I have an appointment with the gastroenterologist in February they are doing an endoscopy I think a lot of this is stomach related I'm not 100% sure only time will tell. My anxiety started last year around this time. I quit smoking got laid off got a new job and everything just went south. Once the chest pain starts I can't stop worrying my mind goes in over drive 😟

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Yep I know exactly what u mean , it just won't stop .

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It is so good too know I am not the only one dealing with this. Why does the world not recognize this and do more research on it to help us ? I guess cause they think it is all in our heads. I have had attacks all my life just didn't know what they were until about 18 years ago. I was with a great physician and therapist in East Dallas-Frank Minrith. He helped me so much and I was free of this for years. My 14 year old grandson and his Paw Paw were killed in a car accident and my son turned to alcohol and had to go to a rehab after his wife divorced him. Needless to say, I put my life and grieving on hold to help him and his precious little daughter and last February I broke !! That is when I night only panic attacks came on !! Been dealing with them ever since. I have been to 3 therapists and actually did Intensive Out Patient Therapy at Mesa Springs. That helped a lot and the attacks stopped, but have started again with a vengeance. Little sleep and even less eating !! I am 64 and retired and just sit at home most days which is worse but afraid to go out. Any help would be greatly appreciated cause like most of you, I am at the end of my rope !!

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I also think like you said denimangle you had somethings happen in your life & this switch goes on with anxiety and you can't really shut it off or at least if there is a way I can't figure it out. Some days are ok and I mean just ok. An ok day for me is not having chest pain that's absolutely terrifying or having shortness of breath or chronic back & neck pains. Countless shooting pains in the arms legs chest etc... Headaches It's just an endless cycle. They need to invest more study into it because I believe with stress more anxiety sets in. We all have stress almost everyday no matter what because life is tuff jobs are tuff. I'm at the end of my rope and I'm really thinking about medication didn't want to go that way but I can't do this for the rest of my life. I find no joy in much of anything anymore. And if I don't have them symptoms that I just mentioned I feel ill not like a flu ill but like all of my energy is gone fatigue I never thought was possible it's absolutely terrible.

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Yes everything your saying is so me . I'm on holidays ATM and I'm so tired sleep in and drag myself out of bed , should be riding my horse but can't be bothered and my anxiety goes up thinking about it . I don't want Medes either due to horrible side effects etc . I'm 51 and just seem to be caught in a rut . Just wish I would wake up and be bloody normal . Thanx for your reply it always helps to talk

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I know how you feel, being 68, your mind gets to really make you crazy. I have chest pains often, And soreness in my breast bone, from arthritis, hard time breathing, back, hip and leg pain really bad, especially when cooking, have to lean on the cubboard. So many pains and it all throws me into a panic, the FEAR, its so scary, the what ifs, like what if my back and hips go out and I can't do the things I HAVE To DO??? WHO"S GONNA DO MY STUFF??? I'm a widow, I have a wonderful Son that has a form of RA (STILLS DISEASE) He's had a hip replacement and he's in constant pain, I also have two grandchildren. And I really need to be able to take care of my son and Grand Kids, and his home and the cooking, and their dog and my kitties, and the poor feral cats, (wild cats) That people throw away and they have to fend for themselves :( You just feed them , don't try to get close. But if I can't take care of all this, there is no one to do it !!! And knowing that , of course, makes it a lot worse, really lets your mind run amuck :( I have been suffering with The FEAR, PANIC, ANXIETY, AND DEPRESSION FOR at least 55 years. and I have worked hard a lot, trying to get through all of this crap. but see you can do it :) My mom Was the same way. I take 1 half of a Xanax (2.5) First thing when I wake up and at nite with 2 tylenols about an hour before bed. Have been for years. There is so many meds out there but sooooo many bad side effects. so I try to get by with just these. once in a while I have to take a pain pill but try not to very often. Hang in there, and remember your most assuredly not alone. we're all fighting the battle with you. You can do this just like all the rest of us :)

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