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So tired of all this

Sandy1710
Sandy1710

I’m really struggling at the moment. I get these short periods where I feel great then ill get a chest pain out of nowhere and it will make my whole body sweat. Not sure if it’s my reaction to the pain that makes me sweat? Also the front of my legs now sweat which I’ve never noticed before sad had an ecg Friday and apparently all was fine :(

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Hi Sandy1710, can I be personal and ask if you could possibly be in peri-menopause ?? It usually begins in your 40's.

Sandy1710
Sandy1710 in reply to saturn2k

Haha of course. Problem is, I’m a 26 year old man. Sandy is a nickname I got ages ago and don’t want to use my real name. You can call me joe though.

saturn2k
saturn2k in reply to Sandy1710

Ooops !! that tosses out my theory !!.

Anxiety and panic cause so many symptoms. Since you have had your heart checked out that's great to be able to push that worry aside.

Flushing, sweating, tight chest, pounding heart rate: You might think you're having a heart attack, but it could very well be a panic attack.

' An anxiety or panic attack often comes on suddenly, with symptoms peaking within 10 minutes. For doctors to diagnose a panic attack, they look for at least four of the following signs: sweating, trembling, shortness of breath, a choking sensation, chest pain, nausea, dizziness, fear of losing your mind, fear of dying, feeling hot or cold, numbness or tingling, a racing heart (heart palpitations), and feeling unusually detached from yourself.'

Shall I go on ? Sounds like you are having a good dose of anxiety and / or panic. Have you thought of going to a psychologist ? There are wonderful treatments that helped me move to the other side, where I can do breathing techniques and self-talk mantras...this will pass..... (they do pass). I am on anti-depressants, it runs through my family, but it may not be what you need. I have suffered from symptoms since primary school. I am in my early 30's so it's been a very long time, but it's so nice to be able to smile and feel joy again, rather than falling into a heap when I thought I was unwell.

Calming Breath : Take a long, slow breath in through your nose, first filling your lower lungs,
then your upper lungs.
Hold your breath to the count of "three."
Exhale slowly through pursed lips, while you relax the muscles in your face, jaw, shoulders, and stomach.
Do this until you feel relief. Can take up to ten minutes ... just give it a try. I can get relief within a few minutes. I often have a nice warm shower which helps me.

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