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Anxiety or heart issues?

Does anyone ever feel like their anxiety is going to kill them? I was in the Er Thursday for chest pain. I recently quit smoking, and it was causing all sorts of issues. The chest pain got to the point of me not being able to take it anymore. So I went to get checked out. Ekg, blood work, and urine were all “normal” my bp was 138/92 when I got there. 115/78 once I calmed down and 120/85 when I left. I can’t seem to understand what’s causing this cause I’ve never had anxiety up until August of last year when my thyroid meds were out of whack.... they fixed it and I thought I was out of the clear... this week the anxiety came back extreme and it’s really taking a toll on me.

Basically what I’m looking for is any suggestions whatsoever to try and help me get this under control.

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Chest pain is a common symptom of anxiety and was first described 50 years ago as 'the iron hoof on the chest' by Doctor Claire Weekes in her life changing book 'Hope and help for your nerves'. The pain is caused by muscular tension and can be very painful.

Anxiety cannot kill you, it does not have that ability. When you experience anxiety disorder your nervous system becomes highly sensitised and in this state makes everything seem exaggerated 10 times. So the normal fear not to die prematurely becomes magnified into the fear of immediate death. When your anxiety is resolved then the symptoms will be resolved too.


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