A little about me
I am 39 yr old mom of 2
I have been suffering from anixety / panic attacks for years. Recently ( last 3 months ) my attacks have been unbearable. I have brought myself to the ER 2x within the last 6 weeks. I was sure I was dying of a heart attack the first time and the second time I went I was convinced my throat was closing or something was caught in my throat because it was so difficult to swallow.
Both times I was at the ER my bp was sky high so both times I was hooked to an EKG and a heart monitor for a least 2 hrs and had chest X-rays and the first time even had cardic blood work done .... EVERYTHING WAS FINE!!!
I am sure the tests missed something and there is something wrong with my heart and I will have a heart attack. Having a heart attack is on my mind pretty much most of the day.
The ER docs both said it's just my anxiety. I'm like "just" my anixety .... Im terrified. I have recently start therapy and hoping she can help. And I am also on meds.
The symptoms I experience are
Shortness of Breath
Numbness ( face,arms,legs )
The most recent symptom I been having which scares me is
I get a soreness/ achy feeling in my arms. This is what brought me to the ER the first time that made me think I was having a heart attack.
I am having such a hard time dealing. Does anyone else get this feeling in their arms?
My doctor has told me I suffer from anxiety and also health anxiety ...
Can anyone relate?
hey there. Well I also had tests run etc. ALL WAS FINE. and here i am FINE. Mine was all anxiety and all in my head... Trust me. the tests didn't miss anything! Yours is anxiety too, just like me :). try to relax as much as possbile!
MAJOR HEALTH ANXIETY HERE. In the past year in my head I KNEW I HAD.. Hiv, Colon cancer, leukemia, lymphoma, bone cancer, eye cancer, blood clots, low palete level.... And i'm sure you can guess what.. it was ALL ANXIETY and here I am fine and healthy! but, i'm sure i'll have anxiety tomorrow
with anxiety.. oh where to begin!.. fatigue, weight loss, itchiness, dizziness, light headed, tight chest, trouble breathing, sweating, uneasy stomach, weak muscles, tight/sore muscles, achy body..... Uhm I am sure I am forgetting some but that's what comes to mind for now.
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