I'm a 19 year old female (120 lbs. 5'7") use to be really fit and active with sports but ever since college I have been living a more sedentary/lightly active life style. I have had chest pains off and on for years now which has became more frequent within the past year so last November I went to the doc where I had blood work and an EKG but everything came out normal and was diagnosed with generalized anxiety/panic attacks and referred to therapy and prescribed Zoloft but stopped going and didn't take the pills because I couldn't convince my self that it was only anxiety causing my symptoms. Since then my chest pain has gotten worse(sometimes its a dull ache while other times its a sharp stabbing pain) I sometimes have shortness of breath, left arm pain and weird fluttery/extra beat palpitations so I called my doc again and she did more blood work that reviled high rbc (5.05) and low mcv(79) but I guess it was to close to normal to worry about it and I had to wear a 24 hr. holter monitor and will know the results tomorrow. But today I took my bp on a at home machine that said I had normal bp(117/75) but detected an irregular heart beat which really concerns me. I guess I will find out tomorrow but in the meantime does this sound like a heart condition or just anxiety? What if the holter monitor doesn't detect anything when I do have a problem(I didn't have any palpitations that I could actually feel during the test)? should I trust the results or ask for a chest x-ray/echo? Any info/advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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