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For the last month I have been dealing with what may be anxiety related pain.
I am a 21 year old male who apparently judging by the tests is quite healthy.
This all started when chest pain came on while I was at work. It was stabbing and caught me off guard. I immediately panicked thinking that this could be something serious. I got in with my doctor the next day who diagnosed this as a muscle strain. Next day the pain moved more into my back and now I'm having painful upper back pain and chest pain have for the last month. The pain is more on the left side of my body which is even more scary and is a achey pain.I offten feel extremely tense and almost have a choking sensation in my throat. I have tried hard to remain calm but still find myself obsessing over what this is as it is really playing into my life. When I go out with friends I find myself worrying about if it is heart related or something serious what would happen.
I have had multiple tests done including:
Full blood count
Thyroid blood test
Vitamin D deficiency test.
Fibromyalgia pressure point test
All of these have come back perfect. So apparently I'm healthy? My doctor told me this last week he has checked off the list and thinks these pains could be a double edged sword of anxiety. Where I am scared this could be something else and that is making my pain worse. He prescribed me cymbalta and I have been taking that for the last two days. I understand that takes time to kick in so I don't expect instant results. Just wondering if this seems anxiety related or if I should be pushing to see a specialist or something. I have often wondered if maybe I didn't do something in my back to cause this chest/back pain in the first place. It's been going on for over a month now. Some days are better than other. I feel like if it was anxiety related it wouldn't be so constant for so long. I could be wrong. Any help is appreciated.
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