Anxiety ? am i over thinking things ?

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My problem is that two motnh ago a close guy i know died of a young age , a week later i started having chest and left arm pain , i visited the doctor and he said there is nothing to worry about , a week after that i started having fast heartbeat,severe breathing problems,and generally a bad feeling , i even skipped work , so i visited the doctor again and he reassured me that i am fine , but i still didn't believe me so i went a third time , i've been through EKG,X-Ray,Blood test,Urine test ,Stomach test even went to a specialist ( ENT ) yet nothing ,everything came back normal ... two weeks have passed and i went back to work started socialising again , most of my symptoms have vanished except for this feeling my tightness in chest sometimes and that my heart is being squeezed or a knot around it , a weird feeling that i can't exalpin as if something keeps getting stuck in my chest ( more to the right ) chest pains became rare , but i do get that fluttering sensation sometimes ( no more than once or twice a day ) , i visited the doctor again and everything was fine , he told me not to think about it too much or my feeling will become physical symptoms , it doesn't really limit me physically but is very annoying to the point that sometimes i don't want to do anything ( btw my doctor is an excellent doctor with 30+ years of experience ) is this what you call anxiety ? it's the first time in my life i feel like that and it's not comfortable and doesn't give you a peace of mind , so basically i am a healthy individual with no health problems who feels weird and annoying sensations in chest area , and these symptoms get worse when i think about it or hear something that makes me sad ... also i have this feeling like when you hear about something scary or sad , you feel gravity pulling you down and that your chest is suddenly weak and you have no strength to do anything , so how can i help myeslf overcome my problems ? do i just ignore the physical symptoms until they go away ?

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    Sounds like health anxiety! You had all the test done and it's all come back clear so start enjoying life! Mabe your friend passing away at young age had something to do with it mabe it's got u feeling about death! It's normal I had it but u just gotta enjoy life
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    Sorry to hear that jacson but that's exact same thig i have been experiencing pain around the chest area and sometimes it goes to my upper back also it's all anxiety the more you think the worse it will become i know it's hard to distract your mind but try and convince your self that you are fine and its just anxiety, try some deep breathing excersie , it has helped me alot
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    Yup Defo health anxiety triggered by the death of your good friend.

    Give yourself a bit if time and the symptoms will pass, when you think about it just accept that it's making you feel anxious and the symptom are in a tight chest, you may find the symptoms change which anxiety does such as tingling sensation in the scalp or tightening of the scalp, hot flushes and pounding heart amongst many others but they will be just anxiety symptoms.

    You can just say to yourself "It's just an anxiety symptom and it will pass".

    You can also tell yourself that you've had lots of tests and they have comeback saying you are fit and healthy. 

     

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      I keep telling myself that and sometimes i actually feel nothing ( when i don't think about it ) i do get that fluttering sometimes when i do some physical activity or by just sitting there doing nothing , I keep reminding myself that it's anxiety and will go away , but the feeling is very uncomfortable , i try to ignore it though.
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    I have health anxiety too. This young girl that went to my school passed away of a brain tumor and ever since, I started having very odd things go on. It's starting to get better and most of the things that have been happening have gone away because k don't think about it much anymore. You're lkay smile keep thinking positive and this too shall pass
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