Anxiety body pains

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I have suffered from anxiety for nearly 2 years now and I take betta blockers and sleeping tablets fro it I was taking prozac also but have stopped taking it.

I have all what comes with having anxiety but latley I keep getting pains on the right side of my chest rib cage and stomach and sides, ive never had these pains before and its scares me that its my organs such as liver or kidneys thats they are failing or i have stomach cancer and I keep thinking I am going to die, 

I am used to the feeling of my heart racing, being light headed , pins and needles , feeling sick, feeling weak,

I have not had theese new symtoms I have listed  i just would like to know has any one else had anxiety for years and have had new symptoms come out of know where

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    This all sounds very familiar. I find it so difficult to

    believe the doctors when they tell me I'm ok. I've had ecg's, blood tests, 24hr heart monitor and various checkups, all come back apparently fine. They refuse to send me for further tests as I have a history of anxiety and I'm "not in the age range for serious heart or lung problems".

    I get a racing heart, skipped beats, throbbing neck pulse, constant mild breathlessness when I'm not totally at rest, chest pains, muscle tension in back, neck and shoulders, and headaches.

    The only thing that makes me feel slightly better is the fact that this has been going on for over a year and I'm still not dead.

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      its just because the past 3 weeks my left side has started to hurt like my shoulder, rib , stomach, and sides , its scares me that its something else and having problems passing bowle movments or the orther way round, all thats eases my mind is thinking if my organs are failing surley I would know by now
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    I'd try not to be too concerned. Even though it's hard for people like us to believe, we catastrophise every pain and ache and weird feeling. You could go to the doctors, but if your vitals are fine and you're not writing around in pain and/or loosing blood, or you're a funny colour, then they'll send you on your merry way with some paracetamol (and rightly so I guess).

    My mum always tells me: "your body will let you know when there is something seriously wrong, and you'll be left in no doubt, so until that day comes, relax".

    The mind is an incredibly powerful thing. It can create feelings and sensations as quickly as we worry about them. And the bowel especially is particularly sensitive to even mild anxiety.

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    So last night I heard a whole show in this. I thought of this forum. I would have said trapped air you swallowing air when you eat and it wont stop until you change your diet, drink water a lot and eat in a calm state. Butttt on the show this guy talked about some nerve thats there. Frenic or vagus i dont remember and when you have anxiety these nerves are sensitive from the adrenaline, cortisol and epinepherine shooting thru them. They get irrated and inflammed then you eat a meal. It irrates them more. I dont know truth here but thats what he said so i thought id share it with you. He explained it all clearly he didnt really give the answer for it except to lower the anxiety level which is the most obvious and annoying answer to give. So if you have been to the gastroenterologist, you have changed your diet to healthy choices and easily digestable foods, you have used anti gas products and still have it maybe that is why. It does make sense
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      Yes Lisa, many people swallow air while eating. We need to chew slowly, with our mouth closed, no breathing through the mouth. Swallow with mouth closed, and do not "wash down" food with any liquid. Other than an occasional liquid food like mild (few ounces) do not drink while eating...especially if having any digestive problems.

      Also, don't breath in when drinking anything...most people do that.

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    Yes! You're right our symptoms are very similar. I have that tingling with tightness in my ribs but it's on both sides. It scared me so badly too. Felt like my ribs were going to break. Did research and it is anxiety. Finding that our was such a relief! It has loosened up since realizing what it is but I still have it. I just need to find the right ways to deal with my anxiety and stress. Good luck to you!

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