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I'm a 21 year old female and I'm as healthy as a stressed out university student can be. I did struggle with Anorexia in the past but sometimes I am guilty of under-eating when my stress and anxiety gets out of control. I am underweight by about 10 pounds (due to stress of school which is recent). For the most part, I would consider myself healthy!
Approximately 5 weeks ago, I began to feel slight pressure on the left hand side of my chest but not pain in anyway! My "pressure" will last sometimes a full day to a couple hours and then I'll be fine for a few days to a week with no symptoms. It has been an off and on. I definitely notice it more when I'm more anxious and i'm always thinking about it. Once it turned into a throbbing sensation and sometimes the pain does move to the right side. I do have GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) so the chances are likely that this could all be in my head. I went to a walk in GP, my blood pressure was a little high, my blood work was normal besides the fact that I had an infection in my blood stream (which made sense to the doc because I got the flu 3 days later) and my ECG was normal because I haven't heard otherwise. This is really the only symptom i'm getting!
The doctor did express concern with my heart rate beating too quickly, but I do get super stressed out before doctors appointments. This was something I also told the doc, that my ECG is probably inaccurate because of my "doctor phobia", so they suggested going back and redoing my ECG and said I do not need a follow up appointment, but will call if seeing a specialist is necessary. They did not further investigate with another round of blood work, chest x ray, etc. I don't know if the doctor is concerned, or if she's just being pro-cautious! I'm hoping this is just my anxiety getting the best of me, but by how willing she was to give me a referral to a specialist has freaked me out. I feel like i'm too young to have a heart issue...
Any advice/opinions would be beyond appreciated!
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