Chest pain and tightness

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Hi guys,

I'm fairly new to the forum. Since I have been suffering really badly with anxiety and depression the past few months I've noticed a constant feeling of tightness in my chest that just doesn't go away even at times where I'm not feeling that anxious like laying in bed at night (it's worse when a lay down) I've come to accept that it is probably caused by anxiety... Does anybody else have this and do you have any tips to ease it as it is quite uncomfortable, I've also been having throat problems as my throat is so dry!

Thanks, Jen x 

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    I get the lump feeling in my throat most the time but its just the anxiety! Try not to worry! Have you been doctors
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    I have the chest pain, It almost feels like my heart is swollen.  I just recently google it and it is a very common symtom of anxiety. I find that if I move around and make myself busy it goes away.  Try going for a walk or just puttering around the house.

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    I to suffer from Anxiety/panic disorder. I too have all kinds of symptoms feom my anxiety when I dont even feel anxious, its horrible.. the only thing I have found that helps is klonopin but I dont like to take those all the time because of fear of dependencey. I found that my antidepressents work pretty well for it but I have a problem with them pooping out on me after a while( noy everybody does)  so during my switch and inital start up of new antidpressents the anxiety gets a little worse. Also try 4 point breathing it is very effective for anxiety. 


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    I have the exact thing and it's much worse when I lay down at night. Keeps me from sleeping a lot of times. I've been to the dr over and over. The belly breathing helps some but it's a constant battle for sure.
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