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Anyone suffer from anxiety from singapore?

Hi, I had suffered from anxiety for 2 years. Everydays having chest pain and many other crazy symptom.
Looking for someone having the same problem in Singapore to share and advices!!
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hi im not from singapore but from england, i just wanted to let you know i to suffer from daily chest pains and other heart related symptoms.
its all anxiety i have been told. have you been checked out by a doctor?
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Hi, scaredjo , I had done ct scan and ultrasound test for my heart, everythings show fine, but still having all short of crazy symptoms, especially the daily chest pain like you. My chest pain always come together with stomach discomfort so I'm always confused I don't know what  medication should I take, something for stomach or pain killer for chest pain? How About you? What do you do for you chest pain? Are you under any medication, does it help? How long have you suffer from anxiety??
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hi i just try to ignore the chest pain and tell myself its only anxiety, i have dealt with this for 15 yrs but been focused on my heart bad for 2 1/2 years. i take beta-blockers but im not sure if they really work. maybe your having indigestion or something because its connected with the stomach, although anxiety can cause stomach symptoms too.
have you tried any therapy? it helps a lot.
the key is to believe the tests you have had and trust that these symptoms ARE anxiety only then can you move on and get better.
how long have you been having the chest pains for?
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Hi, scaredjo. I'm having chest pain for 2years. That was after my panic attack and I kept having the chest pain all over my chest, sometime on the right behind the breast bone and sometime in the middle of my chest or on my left.How about you? It's really hard to believe that I'm fine and just having anxiety with the consitant pain. It's everydays!!! But I will do as what you said, "like believe the and trust the test". Thank you!!!  
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hey all,

i'm from singapore and well, i am not "formally" sure if i suffer from anxiety disorder, but here's what i go through for the most part. for a start, i'm up for an appointment with SGH somewhere in the coming month so, i guess i'll see after that.

for many years, i've been coughing hard, and i do mean HARD. my throat and chest hurts, i wretch alot and occasionally i puke. i go through this alot when i feel the least bit anxious or nervous. my chest pains, for the most part it feels like an overwhelming pressure on my heart and it feels dreadfully uncomfortable. sometimes, i get this huge surge of pain, almost like a stab to the heart and i cringe and cough just to get through the pain, quite a rare occurrence though.

i don't know how this keeps happening. i tend to over think things alot, not by choice, and all my symptoms just start flooding in and i feel extremely down trodden. i probably am over-stressed, and have been for the past 4-5 years. i don't know what i'm facing come the doctor's appointment so i'm pretty worried right now.
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dont be scared doctors are there to help you, i wretch a lot to when im anxious and sometimes be sick. let us know how you go on, also my doctor told me that pain felt in the heart is totally nothing to do with the actual heart
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thanks for the vote of support jo

i just feel like there's no one to talk to. people around me keep trying to rationalize the problem and it makes me feel like i'm just totally out of it. i don't know, it seems so cliche but alot of times, there's just nobody there.

i feel better somehow =)
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i know how u feel people dont understand unless they go through it. this forum is a great support network and if you ever need to chat message me. dont feel alone it will only make the anxiety worse
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To: Mike,

Don't worry, you see,  I actually had done CT scan, ultrasound and chestx-rays for my chest, everythings show fine even though I've got the chest pain everydays. So, as for you maybe we are all the same just anxiety.Although  It's hard to believe, but somehow it's true. The horrible symptom just won't go away. But I trying very hard to accept it, like what scaredjo said the key is to believe you're just having anxiety, because the more you worried, it's only going to trigger more attack. Stay calm, good luck!!
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Hi. I'm from Singapore I'm still having this anxiety/panic attacks for 2 an a half years already.
I had these crazy and frustrated symptoms such as chest pain, tingling sensation on my feet and hand, breathless, just alil headache. Doc told me that's is anxiety symptoms. As days goes by I became worried, from energetic and happy girl I turned to a quiet, worried, tired lady. Have anyone seek phsychiatrist before? Cause Im thinking to see psychiatrist. I tried talking, sharing but to be honest I'm frustrated cause no one understands what I'm experiencing now. I just want to get myself back.
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Hi,

I'm from Singapore too. I had anxiety since last year and had seen phsychiatrist. My adivce is go to poly and get a referral to see the specialise. it will help you to cope. Most important is to stay positive and do something to get the negative think out of your mind. I'm a person who use to hate jogging. After the incident last year, i started my jogging and join some running event. As there is a goal for you to achieve from there the anxiety issue will lesser. When it happen find someone you can talk with. Sometime, my anxiety will came back but what i need to do is to stay positively and keep telling my self that nothing going to happen and eventually it will go off. So still happy..  
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OMG, i am from singapore too, ive been diagnosed with panic disorder and currently going for CBT as meds made me even worse.
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I am 33, and in my life I had dealt with minor anxiety here and there. Nothing serious to the point of getting medical attention.  About 4 months ago I had a real heated argument with my girlfriend for a very long time and reached a limit.  I felt a sharp twitch in my heart and I lost my breath and got all tingly and sweaty.  It was a very traumatic experience since it felt like I was having a heart attack.  I think it might have just been a panic attack, hopefully.  Since then I have had kind of an annoying ache in the lower left part of my sternum.  My heart has beaten funny ever since, trouble falling asleep and right when I awake my heart is racing.... every day! I feel light headed at times when I exert myself and feel out of breath doing just normal things.  This is coming from a guy who hiked 100 miles in a week and a half just a couple months earlier.  I am a very healthy guy but something happened to me that night during that panic attack to where I am showing symptoms to this day.  I got EKG, ultrasound and x-ray and they said Dr's said they didn't see anything wrong.  They are relating a lot of the physical problems to the emotional stress I had gone through.  Put me on xanax and that seems to help me fall asleep, but the symptoms still remain.  I have not been stressed anymore but it is still happening.  Even though it feels very real, the panic attack may have just messed up my chemical balance and my brain is causing my heart to beat funny and all these other symptoms.  I have always dealt with stress with working out but it worries me that working out actually makes it worse sometimes.  I know people have benefited from Klonopin, but I see this as just a temporary fix and I will have to take them forever. Just wanted to know how you are doing to this day or if anyone has found something that has worked?
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Hi,
I am from SG, and I had the exact same experience as Naturemanmatt...my GF said something and I felt pain on my chest. and been like this for a few months.
I have recently broke up with my gf indirectly because of this.
I am wondering if its heartburn and have just started taking meds for heartburn.

Please keep me updated about the progress.
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I am just trying to live life normally and do things to take ny mind off of it. Does it get worse after you eat a big meal? Mine does. Sugar seems to make it worse too.  The xanex really helps me fall asleep.  I heard in another blog that the nerves that tell the heart to pump harder for exertion and for digestion could be malfunctioning.  There are so many things it could be.  The best thing to do is not think it is actual physical damage to heart and it is chemically related. Hard to do though. I am going to have a checkup on Monday and I will let you know what happens.
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Hi there,

Im from SG too. I've got my first panic attack on 11 dec 2012. Its been a month now and im still on medication,xanax. Im just wondering can this anxiety be cured?

My gp doctor describe it as panic attack as my blood pressure is normal but i have not done full check up yet, eg ecg, blood test.

I am so worried n im 30 years old. A lot of things happen on 2012, work,families & kids who always get sick.

I just feel like writing here as no one understand how i feel. They could only told me to keep 'calm' but i just cnt.
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I have found a drug that nearly gets me back to normal.  It has given me back my life and I have only been on it for about a month and a half.  The drug is Klonopin.  Klonopin regulates the nerve impulses from the brain and calms everything down.  It is used for people that have seizures, tremors, irregular heart beat.... I remember I was on this drug for tremors when I was 15 years old.  That was 17 years ago and haven't taken it since then.  It has now helped me sleep, keep calm, and hopefully give me that time I need to get back to normal and I can stop taking it.  At the beginning it made me a little dizzy, but now I am hiking mountains and mountain biking like I used to, and it has only been a month!  I suggest you ask your doctor about it.  Also if the problem isn't fixed by this then there is Omeprazole which may help people with GERD, which can also cause heart related issues and anxiety.  Also while on these drugs it is important to keep active and stress free to help the healing process.  Surround yourself with happy positive people and keep a good attitude.  All these things may remedy your issues and anyone else's.  good luck!
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Almost forgot to tell you.  Initially my doctor put me on Xanax.  It helped me fall asleep and maybe calmed me down a bit, but it was artificial, it just made me not care as much about things.  After 2 weeks of the Xanax I switched to the Klonopin and it was a very good decision.  Xanax didn't do much.
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Thank u for the info, really appreciate it :)

Seriously is there any forum where we could chat on in singapore regarding this anxiety? Most people would go "???' when i told them that i've suffered from panic attack. I went to my nearest gp, the doc prescribed me 0.25 xanax to be taken 2 each at 5pm and 11pm but also any two when necessarily. I've got an asthma since childhood. Will it cause any problem?

I've heard abt the addiction of the xanax. Should i go and consult another doctor or go to the hospital instead? The anxiety keeps going strong daily after my first panic attack and whenever i heard any bad news or health probems, i would go panic...sigh
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Hi All

I am from Sg, and I have my first panic/anxiety attack in sept 2011,I still remember the day where I was just coming back home and thing look ok, after I ate my dinner and thing start look weird ,my chest feeling funny,

After that funny feeling I though noting of it and try to sleep and somehow I cant sleep, so I when to the toilet ,when I came out I  semi black out and felt to the floor for no reason, so I was rush to the A&E ,did some check ECG,X-Ray, Blood all look fine.

From that day onward life change. Anxiety keep occur such as palpation go A&E number of time itill I lost count,1 of the doctor think I may have anxiety so the doctor Ref me to see a psychologist.

See psychologist is the beat thing so far my anxiety have improve and I on the way to recover ( Hope so ).Anyway I am on 15mg of mirtazapine.

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hi, im on xanax too but u're right, it only put me to sleep. the conditions are driving me crazy. where do u see ur doctor? how much is the treatment?
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This is an update on my situation:  After suffering a massive panic attack, or it could have even been a heart attack, which gave me the heart issues, difficulty sleeping, anxiety, etc back in fall of 2012.... I can now say I am about 90 percent back to normal and I am not on any drug!  I seriously thought my life was coming to an end and there was no hope.  This is my advice to those who are suffering from this.  This is my remedy so It may not be the cure for others, but what started my healing process was to get on the Klonopin.  I took .5 mg and took it in the morning and right before bed.  This enabled me to get at least 5 hours of sleep and to keep my days somewhat relaxed.  This I believed made it to where I could begin the healing process.  After my body got used to the Klonopin(about 2 weeks). I started to get active.  I began to do bike rides and short runs for about a mile.  This retrained my heart rate to beat normally and to strengthen the heart muscle itself.  It also trained my brain to produce the chemicals I needed to get my body back on track.  This didnt happen over night.  I would feel like my heart was going to burst while hiking and running but then it would calm down afterwards and actually feel better than it did before the hike.  After weeks of being on the klonopin and pushing myself harder and harder with the activities, my heart would remain normal for longer periods of time.  I would notice my anxiety reducing as well.  I would still have trouble sleeping once and awhile, but my hard heart beat and irregularity of my heart was deminishing.  I would drink chamomile tea with 350mg of magnesium mixed with it right before bed and it would help me sleep very well.  After months of doing this I went from some sleepless nights and a sleep limit of about 4 hours to now getting nights of sleep of almost 8 hours, some nights even without interruption!! I stopped the Klonopin but still did the tea and magnesium.  There are seldom times that I can feel my heart is beating hard but it goes away after awhile and I forget about it. I know my body still has some healing to do. One of the most important things to do is to know it will get better and to try and not think about it!  I know that is very hard because I felt like it was impossible at the time, but I am looking back and feeling very lucky about where I am at now with this.  Now all I have to do is cure myself of this life consuming spasmatic torticollis disease and I will be a happy man :-). I recommend that people try this and let me know how they do because I empathize with you. Good luck!
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Anyone from Sg still frequent this forum? Am recovering from a panic disorder. Had lexopro for 6 mths...and have filtered off the med since Nov.. But had a minor relasp this morning....feeling panicky from hunger. Luckily am smart enough now on how to prevent it from growing into a attack! Do anyone have ti deal with occasion relaspe too?
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