Another feeling in chest.....

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Anyone else get a feeling your chest similar to when you get startled? Say someone jumps out and scares you, or someone almost hits you while your driving, that feeling in your chest that moment. That's the best way I can describe it. And of course dizzy and the overall feeling of "OMG there is something wrong with me" I took an ativan around 11:30 but here I am an hour later and still don't feel great. Which of course makes someone like me think "oh well since my ativan didn't help much, maybe it's not my anxiety this time." I hate being a prisoner to this crap. I start seeing a therapist the 15th and it can't come fast enough. I'm wondering if my ativan is not working how it used to.

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    Maybe its not enough to take the edge off
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      It used to be enough. But I have had to take it more in the last month than I have in the past year. And it's the .5mg, so maybe that's not strong enough anymore. I'm going to try to make do until the 15th.
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    Hi Bri,

    I know what you mean..at the moment the most disturbing symptoms i feel is the funny weird feelings in my heart and chest and waking up with awful chest cramps which spreads to my shoulders and back..went to see doc same thing all anxiety and nothing else..ecg and heart seem fine and strong..i feel like crap right now cause i just had a fight with hubby..i really need to pull myself together and forget about being well and happy..i should just focus on my son and not get bothered about all this nonsense sensations..at the end of the day,theres God and if He wants He can make you the happiest and healthiest person who will live a long happy life..just pray..sometimes im confused weather i should be happy when docs tell me im fine or weather i should feel worried cause the symptoms seem so real..its really is very confusing and i cant get the what ifs out of my crazy head...now i just had a meal and i feel like crap..my stomach feel gassy and poking and it seem to make me feel weird all over my body especially my chest and shoulders..im sitting alone and having my thoughts running wild..i cant stop burping..i guess all im trying to say is anxiety can cause different feelings all the time..today you may feel a fullness tomorrow it may be cramps..our mind is so creative to keep giving us bew symptoms just to provoke the fear and worry..if everyday its the same that we will adjust to it therefore the anxiety will die off..so anxiety tricks us by giving us mixed sensations and feelings all the time to stay alive..its just stupid..this whole thing is stupid..we all deserve to have a normal carefree life..im only 23 with 18 mths old i love to bits...i just fed up and frustrated..sorry to vent it all out here..but i wish you all the best and dont worry such feelings happens..its all the anciety doing the job..dont sorry trust that you're healthy.

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      I get the same exact issues with eating as you described. I too am sitting here alone just thinking. I was out running errands when today's episodes started, so annoying. And yes the" what ifs" really are a constant nag and I wish we could just turn that off. I have a BP checker at home and it read normal. So that helps me feel a little better. Now to get the rest of my thoughts to settle down. I hope you feel better!
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    I don't know if this is similar to your symptoms, but lately when I'm trying to relax especially in bed and I hear the quietest of noises it feels like my heart stops beating. On a morning when waking up to my alarm clock, I get frightened by the noise and the same thing happens.

    I'm never usually scared this easily but since my anxiety has spiked again I jump at the slightest of things while outside, e.g. car doors, a person standing right at the corner I'm about to turn etc. I may even just be sat still and I get this feeling, it sucks.

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      Yes! It happens when I'm trying to fall asleep sometimes. I'll just start to doze off and then that exact thing happens, feels like I've stopped breathing or like you said, the heart stops. I used to have that a lot before they diagnosed me with anxiety. So they sent me to cardiology and they had me wear the heart monitor, twice. Once for 24hrs and another time for like 5-7 days. These things I feel would happen while I had then monitors on but the readings never showed anything really abnormal. I'd have occasional increased heart rate but nothing of concern. Did a stress test for the heart. That was fine. So then I got stamped with the anxiety diagnosis. I had started doing well with recognizing and being able to help myself through an episode. But lately, I guess for about a month or so over not been controlling it well.
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      As if its not bad enough being told its anxiety it's now messing with my sleeping patterns, it takes about 2 hours to eventually odd out after constantly jolted up with this feeling.
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    I unfortunately understand how you all feel. I'm a 54 year old woman, although I'm constantly told I look great, in reality I feel like crap. Starting last year I have been to every type of doctor under the sun and to the ER several times with chest pain. All my tests have been negative, however, my rheumatologist thinks I did have a parvo infection months ago. Its been in my system since I got it from my son when he was about 5. Didn't realize it stays in your system and can re-emerge. I do have several cardiac issues that are real. I have mytro valve prolapse, an arrhythmia and was recently diagnosed with a PFO, which is a hole in my heart. My insurance company had denied paying for the procedure to close the hole, so I have to file an appeal. I can tell those of you experiencing stomach issues...you should start eliminating things from your diet. I used to have lots of stomach problems. My diet is lactose free, gluten free and I don't eat anything with preservatives. Aspartame and MSG are literally two of the worst things you can put in your body. And if you try going gluten free, read EVERY label. It's in almost everything. I hope this information helps somebody. I wish you all good health. Michelle
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    I get a nervous fluttery feeling in my chest it's really hard to explaine. It's almost like your about to expect something to happen to you. And as for the dizziness it's a daily thing with me it comes and goes and sometimes to the point I feel like I'm going to fall over. I guess there must be thousands of symptoms with anxiety. It your mind playing with you just to make you even more scared. I just try and ignore mine and hope it will give up
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    Is ativan an anxiety med?
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    I feel that way often. I describe it like worms are crawling around in the front of my chest. It's the same feeling of free I am startled
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