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This is getting really intense and difficult help !

So the doctors found a small mass on my ovary could this be causing physical symptoms worsening anxiety and panic could this be thyroid I've had my heart checked but I feel like it's something the doctors are missing God forgive me but this is really annoying and scary asf .. I been feeling weak. Short of breath chest pains odd heart sensations and pains left side of breast pain all around my rib cage is very tender doctors don't know what it is they just say anxiety and stress how is this making me feel so physically I'll it feels fatal. Anxiety or something more serious???

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Hi JozelynKelly01 So sorry to hear your feeling rotten

I am not medically trained so can not say for certain that your symptoms are just due to anxiety.

Just over 18 months ago after / during a period of extreme stress I started to have panic attacks ( for the first time in my life ). Panic attacks are very physical. Chest pain, shortness of breath, feeling dizzy and feeling immobilised, sometimes with an inexplicable feeling of fear. The panic attacks very soon became anxiety attacks which could last for hours on end. I could be happily sitting watching tv, or doing whatever, when it would come over me. Chest pains, particularly on the left side. Pains in the left side of my neck, left shoulder and arm. Tightness of my whole chest, feeling short of breath, lightheaded, dizzy and hot. Often incredibly and overwhelmingly hot. I could also get the heat thing just on its own. My gp sent me for a comprehensive heart check. It came back all clear / all good. although they did have a go at me for my cheese consumption, still working on that one. The heat thing could also last many hours on its own. I am post hysterectomy by 15 years so I knew it wasn't that.

The anxiety attacks could last for not just hours but days as the months and the stress went on. I also became very scared to leave the house. Which when I did would intensify the symptoms immensely. I was once walking to the bus stop to go to see my gp and virtually collapsed, only stopped by clinging on to a lamp post. Again with all those symptoms including that feeling of being immobilised, my body feeling like it weighed many tonnes. I must have looked a right whally ! Safe to say this has all now passed. But it did last longer than the stress, a lot longer.

I would doubt it is your thyroid, unless you are hyper. Do you have any recent blood test results ? I'm afraid I don't know a lot about hyper symptoms and hopefully someone else can advise you on this. I also couldnt say if it is physically caused by your ovary problem. but I do hope a swift and happy resolution is found for that soon.

Hope that helps and you are feeling better soon.

Extra note - I wouldn't recommend you take propranolol for the anxiety. It didn't help me much and I later read that it slows down your thyroid. I did find that wine helped but unfortunately that is also counter productive as alcohol worsens anxiety. I did find meditation music helped. I'm no good at meditating but just having the music while in a nice deep hot bath or lay in a dark room definitely helped me. I'd recommend some 7 chakras, there's lots to choose from on youtube.

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Have you been diagnosed as hypothyroid? Lots of symptoms are similar and I'll give you a link and you can tick off and make an appointment with your GP. I have looked at some of your past posts and they are all connected to anxidety, of which is only one of the many symptoms of hypothyroidism.

I remained undiagnosed for a long time but I was given quite a few 'diagnosis' for things I didn't have plus prescriptions.

Ask your doctor to check your TSH, T4, T3 and thyroid antibodies plus FT3 and FT4 (he or lab may not do the latter 2 but you can get them privately).

Thyroid hormones are needed in the billions of receptor cells we have for T3 and it is the lack of T3 which can give us horrendous symptoms but doctors know none so will diagnose a 'symptom' as nothing to do with the thyroid gland.

Make an appointment for the earliest appointment, fasting (you can drink water) and if you were taking thyroid hormones you'd allow a 24 hour gap between dose and test and take afterwards. Get a print-out with the ranges and post for comments.

Also ask GP to test B12, Vit D, iron, ferritin and folate.

Your anxiety attacks feel horrendous and we just don't know what is happening as it is a whole body experience that you cannot quite explain.

Also female problems are rife with hypothyroidism too, pregnancy etc etc.

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This is another link and also Polycystic ovaries can be due to hypothyroidism as well.

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