Chest, arm anD back pains

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Hi I'm a 16 year old boy and for the past month or so I've had pain on my breast bone, pains in both arms and occasionally legs, and recently I've developed a I do t know how to describe it but it's just a weird feeling in my upper back.  Anyways I've been to the doctors several times where I've had blood pressure checks ECG's 2 of them, and a blood test, all of which came back fine. The doctor says its just anxiety and I've been given beta blockers though I haven't taken any yet. But these pains are almost constant and I'm convinced that it's a heart things, does anyone else get this?

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    Hi Jack

    Anxiety is the great pretender. Everyone's is as individual as their fingerprint. I think that's why it's so hard for doctors to diagnose it as such. Feeling like you have a heart problem is a biggie for those of us who have health anxiety. At 16 it's highly doubtful that you have a heart problem but I I certainly understand why you think you do. I think that on a daily basis. EGGs don't lie though so I think your doc is spot on.

    Brst of luck to you


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      I hate it I'm feeling these chest pains and stuff and you brains default reaction is to assume the worst . The pains come and go and I have no idea what causes them and neither does my doctor
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    I'm exactly the same now started 3 days ago slightly it's getting worse I have pain inbeetweeN my shoulder blades really bad at the moment and my throat/front of neck is sore to touch but I have been to a&e over 4 times with chest pains Leg pain and arm pain over last year so this time I haven't gone and suffering so bad ! But I have been told anxiety reflux and inflammation In chest wall or something ... It is most likely anxiety especially of you have been to hospital my friend has also had chest pain for the past 6 months and she has anxoety too xx
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