can health anxiety really hurt you

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Hi I'm 17 female and I have health anxiety it really hard to believe all of this is anxiety my heart hurts a lot and sometimes it hurts when I breath in deep I also have short breath my body jerks my left arm will hurt and feel numb and many more symptoms but I just got to thinking that could this really be hurting me like what if I develop heart failure because my heart beats fast a lot could it really be hurting it and a couple days ago I stop taking my medication because It didn't seem to be working I only took one a day but I took it for like a week or too so I'm going through crazy side effect like I feel like I have the flu but I don't and many more feel like I'm dying is it OK am I going to die because I stop taking my pill and I'm feeling this sick is anybody going through any of the symptoms I said am I going to be ok

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    Hi Felicia!

    Apparently, anxiety can't actually harm you physically, but it's really harmful on you mentally. I get the same symptoms as you and it's extremely scary, but I always remind myself that it's just anxiety and that I'm fine and I need to focus on something less stressfull, and you know what? I feel much better than I did last month!

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    Oh, and I'm also 18 years old by the way. smile
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    Hi, my advice to you is to go back on medication if you only took it for a week or two.    I once went off an anti depressant all of a sudden and blacked out      Its very important to get a dr okay when making any changes in your medication    Trust me, I ve been there      Its really hard to stay on meds, because you worry about all of the side effects!  Now, if you had them while on the meds I would either way consult the dr      Good luck!
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