Does this sound like angina, anxiety or worse......

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Hi all

About 3 months ago had a dull pain in testicle went Drs and being reffered for US of testes which I've had today and has come back ok other than an inflamed eperdemis

About a week after going Drs (about 10/11 weeks ago) I started getting shortness of breath and tight chested so went A&E who done blood test, ECG and chest X-Ray and all come back fine. was told it was muscular or anxiety and was merely a panic attack.

Since then I have had several blood tests for various things and all come back fine other than a raised ESR (which I would assume is related to today's result of the eperdemis). Have also had a Ultrasound of my kidneys, prostate and bladder but again all come back fine. Have had a camera down my throat to check my larrynx and pharrynx but all fine. Had another ECG litetally a few days ago and again all fine

Have being on a course of Cipholexen and Doxycycline whilst waiting for the Ultrasound of my testes and was given omeprazole and ibuorofen incase chest was muscular for a week but DR didn't want me to stay on ibuprofen.

I have spent hours online looking at things and have convinced myself several times im having a heart attack or got heart disease so have been doctors about 10 times and seen 3 differnet doctors who tell me its in my head.

I get occasional pains left, middle and right side of chest occasionally. Some weird like stitch like pain in my left side/hip area which I've never felt. I am also having light headedness daily which is annoying me now aswell as my left arm feeling heavy sometimes. Obviously dr google says these arw heart attack warnings but every doctor I have seen has said

  1. because the pains come and go even when I am watching a film it isn't heart

  2. I am only 28 with no history of heart problems really other than my Grandad who passed away afterafter having heart attack.

  3. this all stemmed from going doctors about testicle pain up until then everything was perfect.

I have being given sertraline 50mg and some diazepam 2mg and told to take this for a few weeks and see if it gets any better as it stands I am now on 4th day and feel worse. I have also got a CBT appointment over phone in 2 weeks time but I still dont know whether this is a physical problem or not.

I have 3 children, Christmas is approaching and I am currenlty off work because of this. I am pretty scared about having something happen and leaving my partner with the children by herself. I will also add one of the doctors I been seen specialised in cardiology and has said repeatedly it isn't heart but my head says otherwise.

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    hi tom!

    i know how anxiety can mess with your mind. i suffer health anxiety and its a struggle. i think i suffer from chest is sore to touch but i also get on and off burning pain over my left isnt a constant pain but is on and off. i also get upper back pain near shoulder blades. my mind tells me 'heart'!

    ive had an ECG in the past, all normal

    and i have occasional palpitations (always have for years) but im nervous about seeing my GP again as ive been going a few times recently. what did yout GP say about your pains? are they heart related?

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