Chest tightness and can't get full breath for a month. Help

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About a month ago I started getting chest tightness and random pains in my chest I've had 2 ekgs done, a chest X-ray and blood work all coming back fine, I'm healthy and 20 years old I used to go to the gym everyday but now can't go without my heart racing and feeling dizzy and spacey, also random leg and arm pains. Is this just a panic disorder of some sorts or a heart issue? I constantly think I'm having a heart attack whenever these "attacks" occur.

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    This issue is stopping me from living my everyday life. Have lost about 15lbs from not working out and having a loss of appetite
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    Hey my anxiety stops me doing exercise 
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    That sounds like what I have; anxiety. I got an EKG done, bloodwork done, uranlasis done, & a lung x-ray. Everything came back perfect.
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      What do you do to deal with it? A day doesn't go by where I don't have some sort of anxiety attack and it ruins my whole day I'm to scared to workout or play sports which was a big part of my life
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      I usually, go to a room by myself and I constantly have to remind myself that I'm not going crazy. I message people, who are close to me, like this one friend I have, who deals with bad anxiety all day, just like I do. It's not easy, and often times I can't get my anxiety under control.
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    Dear Drew,

    Yes could be anxiety but if you are worried get it checked out, my son is 21 had started having a racing heart (he works out too) an ecg didnt pick anything up but he kept going back and they found he has svt. This is a face pulase rate but his also can slow down to the point he passed out once. It can be treated with medication or ablation. Hopefully your problem isnt this but what im saying if you are concerned get it checked out as my son was told at first it was nothing. He had a loop recorder fitted which picked up the svt.

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      Thanks for the reply, I am concerned as its been going on for a long time and isn't getting any better. My doctor seems to think it's 100% anxiety and gives me Ativan as a short term fix but I do have a Cardio appointment coming up, just takes forever to see someone.
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      Someone checked your hormone kevels? Testorine levels? An cardiologist is superb, wondering if you can go and get an exam with an endocrinolgoist too.the heart and  the hormones cause mimic panic attacks so you would want to rule that first and foremost. Be patient and it is annoying seeing different doctors but it is necessary so you can properly address your ailments
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