Anxiety or undiagnosed illness???

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Hi good people.

I've been attacked by a slightly tight chest with no breathing difficulty at all. It just felt uncomfy and occasionally i would hear a slight wheeze when i breath. My stomach feels uncomfy and ive had a history of anxiety that died off last year March 2015 after I've been admitted into hospital with alot of tests done. My lungs are fine, kidneys fine, spleen fine, had cameras down my throat and up my bum and my gastrointestinal system was fine. I mostly feared cardiac complications cause i would always get pains in my left arm and sharp pains om my chest near my heart, with breathing issues. I saw a cardiologist and did countless stress tests, running on treadmills to just walking up n down some steps. Did a heart sonar and a mri scan to check my bloodflow and my heart and other organs. Also did alot of chest xrays and everything was fine. Now all of a sudden a month ago i experienced this tightness and it triggered anxiety once again... Im constantly temped to drive myself to the ER, my GP said my chest is clear but deep down i dont believe him cause i know my breathing. Sometimes its fine but mostly it feels tight like right now... I also have erectile problems... I cant keep my erection during sex added ontop of the other issues. What do i Do? Could the specialists have missed something or is it anxiety showing its nasty head again.

Please advice me on your views.

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    It's horrible mate. Anxiety

    These forums help me loads xxx

    I'm going to start a Facebook group for help as it takes ages to get a reply when you're in distress on here

    Sometimes having that someone to talk to helps then and I think some of us need it

    X

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    i totally agree with louise35199 it takes to long to get any replys on forums here esspecially when ya really need someone to talk when you are going through a really bad time. the anxiety is ruining my life aswell sad

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      There are a lot of people joining the forum every day ( I think 10+) and almost everyone is having the same symptoms. You can read other people's posts and the replies and notice what they are experiencing is very similar to your own.

      There are a few people who have helped a lot of people by trying to guide them through some of the anxiety. Mostly by anxiety sufferers themselves. But sometimes you just need a break from it all, so it could just be that moment for some of the people that usually help others.

      It's just so overwhelming at the minute with so many new people coming in every day and making similar posts. Some people even ignore the advice given and make another thread or a new account to ask the exact same question.

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      I think this was very well said, anxietyfromemf. I know myself that I try and hover as much as I can when I have a quiet few minutes and I try to respond to those who I feel my input may help. Everyone is different, however.

      I do understand the surge of panick and the wish for an immediate response to calm us... But as I have been in this situation myself many times of recent, I found that in the space between the panick, writing my post and awaiting a response..I calm a little. sometimes an immediate response is needed, but if an immediate response is cosbtantly need I feel it can feed the anxiety more and we do not learn self soothing.

      Even if you go to A&E the answers do not come instantaneously. You would have to try and calm yourself. This is vital in anxiety as I've come to learn that many of us find it hard to self sooth and constantly seek reassurance.

      Sometimes we must get that from within ourselves - this is the reassurance that lasts the length.

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    Thanks guys i think it's just nice to talk when the symptoms hit...its scary especially when I'm alone

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    I would say Anxiety.. It sucks big time. Similar to you i had got over Health anxiety in October and was feeling good. Now after having an op, it has come back big style. I am convinced that my heart is going to stop... What havoc anxiety causes.

    Coping skills available on line , breathing skills etc 

    Good luck and hope things alter for you soon x

     

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      I agree, i am normally anti drugs, however my gp saw i was in a cycle so gave me diazapam 2mg for up to 3 times a day. I broke one up into 0.5dose a did that .. i only needed them like that once a day with all the coping skills. 

      So i may try that again this time... i only used 6 broken up over a couple of weeks , so still have them left. it felt better for me not taking the full dose in case thet made me drowsy xx good luck and strength

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      Thanx... I was on athenol for!"mis-diagnosed" hypertension... Specialist surgein told me it wasnt necessary and they took me off it whilst i was admited. Bp is fine but those drugs are heavy... After being off them for one day i had heart pulpetations and extreme anxiety. They calmed me down but wasnt worth it, due to side effects.

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