Constant Health Anxiety

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Hi. I am a 13 year old girl (too young to be worrying about things like this) & I am a hypochondriac. I worry about my health (specifically my heart) way to much. A few weeks ago I had a pressure over my heart. It went away eventually but it led for me having anxiety. I went to the doctors and they did a blood test and an EKG. Both came back normal. I fear i have Arrhythmia. I have an obsession with checking my pulse every 5 minutes. Symptoms I have are lightheadedness, shortness of breath, feeling out of touch with myself, feeling like I may faint. I have never had anything wrong with my heart in the past but my anxiety keeps making me think something is horribly wrong. My pulse goes from very strong to very light, almost as if you cant feel it. I am afraid I have an irregular heartbeat but I know if I did, the EKG would have proved that. I feel as if since my appointment was weeks ago, something may have developed over the time until now. If any body can hep with this please reply or message me.

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    Your symptoms sound like health anxiety symptoms and nothing to do with your heart. I have the same symptoms and when I start to worry about something the symptoms are stronger. You are young and if there was an issue the EKG would have caught it. One thing that helps me is I read about symptoms of health anxiety. You will see every symptom you listed. Normally I would say don't Google anything but for some reason it helps me realize my symptoms are anxiety symptoms, not symptoms of an illness. I hope it helps!

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    I go through the same symptoms for years. More eggs then I can count.stress test ct. scans. Everything normal. It is rough...but it is anxiety..good luck
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    At your age, one EKG is enough to show there's nothing at all wrong with your heart.

    Stop taking your pulse unless you're a nurse and qualified to interpret it. (I am.)

    You have severe health anxiety, honey. Have you told your doctor? You should.

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    I am going through the same thing. I've had multiple test done & all of them came back normal. I've let this control my life & I'm only 24. Don't let it control yours. It's only anxiety.

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    Take care of your mental health. At the same time don't ignore your physical fitness. Health is wealth and a sound mind in a healthy body is a must for every one on this earth. Know it for certain. Don't ignore it. Always maintain perfect mental health conditions.

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    Have your parents discussed getting you theraoy to help you get through all this anxiety? Maybe teach you some calming skills to use or just some talk therapy to help you out? It can be very useful and you are young so to learn whats going on now and how to manage it would be such a bonus.
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