Does anyone here, notably women, who have anxiety around having a heart attack find themselves obsessively researching symptoms? At first, it was just reading a symptom thing where I learned female heart attack warnings are a lot like having literally anything else. Now I’ve found myself reading terrifying female heart attack survivor stories and worrying that my next bout of panic and intense anxiety or even the anxiety symptoms I have are actually cardiovascular problems I’m ignoring.
I’m a 20 year old female who’s healthy as far I know (my physical came back fine and I had a tonsil surgery in July where I was hooked up to a bunch of machines tracking my vitals and an EKG which were fine) and I’ve had anxiety symptoms like this for about two months. That means I’ve probably had a dozen heart attacks if that really was the case.
My physical symptoms are: chest pain (not under the left breast but more so around it that can be localized and reproduced if I touch it or massage it), tightness sometimes that makes it hard to breathe, left arm pain (can also be localized and massaged), back pain, cramps and muscle aches pretty much everywhere (abdomen, legs, shoulders, neck, ribs, hands) ocasional trouble sleeping, dizziness, irritability, inability to concentrate, etc.,
I’m pretty sure it’s just intense anxiety and also the pain is intensified by thinking about it and is a result of holding my body so tight all of the time. Can anyone atest to this? In my previous post i mentioned things I’m doing to help myself and am also going to seek out a chiropractor. I’m avoiding non-natural medicine