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Been reading a lot on this page so thought I’d just discuss my issue. Back in May of this year I began to have some palpitations. I ignored them since I am very scared of doctors and don't really believe in medications (at least I didn't till may!). I was taken to the emergency room the night of prom (high school) which was in may and was diagnosed with anxiety. The week of prom and graduation (which should be the best time ever) was a total nightmare for me. I kept going to doctors and the palpitations went away with medication. I was just given a diagnosis of anxiety. I visited a psychiatrist who prescribed some meds, which I still take. The anxiety then went away for a few months; I assume it was because I was busy with friends. My parents thought I shouldn’t go to college right away and should take a semester off, which I am currently doing. However, ever since all my friends left for college not only is the anxiety back, but I have chest pains (particularly on the left side). I, like many others, have had blood work, an EKG and even an Echo (I'm an 18 male so kinda embarrassing). I feel like I have become a hypochondriac and this is not how I remember myself to be. I used to smoke off and on, I am overweight and do have a family history so I am very concerned about my heart. However, all tests are normal. I could very well have anxiety since certain events leading up to graduation were stressful, but I didn’t think they were that bad (or that I was so sensitive). Sometimes I feel like I’m getting lightheaded or dizzy, but my mom keeps telling me that those are very extreme feelings and you wouldn’t walk straight if your brain wasn’t getting enough oxygen. It’s just a really horrible position to be in. The doctor says if I had issues to this level I would have fainted at some point by now (been to two cardiologists) Does this happen to anybody? Any feedback or suggestions would be appreciated
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