CHEST!!!! Aaaarrrrghh!!!

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Been posting a lot on here recently guys mainly for reasurrance here my question is it normal with anxiety/ panic disorder for your chest to feel really really full and just feel really weird? Just feel like it's full of water I know it isn't but still it feels like I'm suffocating from the inside awful feeling🙁Makes me feel like I'm not getting enough air at times which makes me want to catch my breath thanks it advance for replys guys and reading this.

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    Hello all I can really say it is Anxiety you are suffering from.

    All I can really suggest is see your Doctor and explain your fears.

    It is really sad you cannot be persuaded that there is nothing wrong. All I will say however you must trust your GP when it comes to your health.

    B.

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      Thanks for your advice B and I know I have had no tests on heart and lungs etc just physicals and any amounts of them done I feel I need tests just to reassure my brain there is nothing wrong then I can convince myself it's all anxiety

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      I hate to say it, but getting results won't help 100 percent of the time.. I believed my results for about 2 weeks before my mind once again ruined me. I still worry daily about my heart even though in July alone I had bloodwork, ekg, echo, catscan, xray and a 24 holter.. Do you go to therapy? You won't be able to tell your mind to believe Anything until you get to the root of the anxiety.

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      Thanks for your reply and yeah I'm receiving CBT therapy had 5 sessions and getting more but i do t reely think it is helping me it help a bit but not to an extent I feel need tests just to rule out anything because my Symtoms are so strong at times I feel anxiety can't be causing this until I get tests and if they don't show anything then in an convince my mind it is anxiety and live a lot better than I'm living.

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    Yep, anxiety can make you feel that and a million other things, but when something is honestly wrong with you, your gut instincts will kick in and you'll know the difference.

    You'll eventually have to get to a place where you stop allowing anxiety to bully you. It's a big jerk that's trying to pick on you, and the more attention you give, the more power it has over you. Why give your power away? Get mad at it, cuss it out, give it the big "F you", and regain your power. I'm not saying that anxiety will never rear its ugly head again, just that it will be less often or at least more controllable.

    A long chain connects you to the anxiety demon, but only you can decide who has the most power to win that tug of war.

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      Thanks for your advice Kim I will try and not let my anxiety ruin my life just so hard at times as im focused on my breathing all day long my heart all day long aswell as other things how do you not let it take control I'm receiving CBT which helps but dosnt in a way if you get me.

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    Hi Luke sorry to hear about what you're going through it definitely sounds like you have anxiety actually going through one myself I get one good day every once in awhile it is definitely a terrible feeling 8 years ago I felt really really sick then all of a sudden my heart rate went to 140 I was sweating I couldn't get off the couch I couldn't eat I drop 30 pounds I didn't sleep for two months after many trips to the hospital they finally admitted me had every test possible course they treated me for anxiety but the medicine didn't work right away but as soon as I was diagnosed with tachycardia beginning metoprolol 50 milligrams twice a day it took a month to kick in everything went away my sickness my anxiety all of it but I did get diagnosed with acid reflux anxiety does make this act up so here I am 8 years later it all started again for me feeling sick with anxiety Then my heart palpitating and race but not as fast as last time it's at a normal Pace but it bothers me because with my medicine it should be beating around 60 some beats a minute my only concern is if they up my medicine my heart rate will go to low but that might be a chance I have to take I think I'm a bit calmer this time because I know what it is but it still makes my body go into anxiety so I just try to keep myself busy and keep myself calm and try to ignore it as much as possible because I can feel my heart beating out of my chest I'm not letting it interfere with my life although I feel like crap I still do what I normally do on a daily basis cuz when you're sitting there and you're just thinking about it it makes it worse when I am sitting I'm usually pretty tired by then I just tried to watch TV and just ignore it is hard to do but it can't eat it Up song I hope this helps you and to let you know you're not alone if you have any questions I'm here some anxiety is just caused by stress some much more physical because I don't get anxiety unless something is wrong but at this point you're just sounds like maybe stress and worry

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      Thanks for your reply billie jo my first panic attacks were reely bad when I had them I started trembling sweating buckets coudnt catch my breath and ever since then I have felt really detached from the world developed shortness of breath everyday chest really tight really bad acid comming up say heart racing heart flutters all day long I try and keep myself busy like you said there I go for 2 1 hour walks a day but even then while I'm out walking all I'm thinking can I breath can I catch my breath etc so I feel like i can't forget about it it's truely awful to live with but I've never had any physical tests done just to rule anything else out which is worrying me so in going to push my GP to give me them I'm there tomorrow I've only had countless of physicals but all been told " your fine it's just anxiety" but how am they be sure anyway I'm rambling here thanks for your advice🙂

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      You are so welcome I know it is hard to try to keep it off your mind I went through a anxiety attack today but I just kept on going I was in the store and then finally after a while it went away even though I still thought about it here and there I just kept on going and I started feeling like myself just keep on trying and keep fighting it harder and harder and it will get less and less if your doctor doesn't do anything about it then I suggest you find yourself a heart doctor just to make sure that there's nothing wrong with your heart you just have tachycardia like me and there is a medication metoprolol that does do the trick it worked for me for 8 years like I said I may need an adjustment but just do the things that you always done and that should take the edge off eventually just keep trying I'm here if you need to talk

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      Yeah it is very hard at time I meen I'm Layed in bed now and I can feel my heart fluttering awful to get on with😞,I have a couple of mild attacks a week but ever since my first 2 full blown panic attacks I feel they have completely changed my mental state and took my mind away from me I sometimes very rarely go out to socialise I used to be really sociable before all this but I force myself to do 2 walks a day on my own with my headphones in, Yeah I think I will ask my doctor to refer me to a cardiologist just to be on the safe side and just for piece of mind, Yeah I will pm you whenever I need to get something of my chest if you don't mind, thanks🙂

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      Hey just got back from my GPs, Finally I think they are listening to my concerns after months of saying to them they have referred me to a cardiologist to get tests done just to rule out anything else, then I feel my mind can accept anxiety and nothing else causing all these crazy symtoms.
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