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I've had depression since I was 9, and developed anxiety last year. I've had heart palpitations for a few years now. I've always been a hypochondriac. Last year a few days before Christmas, someone I knew died suddenly of pulmonary embolism. Days later I started to feel what are "symptoms" of it. Shortness of breath, chest tightness and pressure. So I went to ER, diagnosed with chest wall pain, though I didn't feel any pain, hadn't been coughing, etc. despite what they were telling me caused it. Took muscle relaxers and a pain med as instructed. No changes, slept a lot and anxiety increased. Back in different ER about 3 days later because I had leg pain, convinced it might have been blood clot, still couldn't breathe well. Had more blood work done, another EKG, CT scan, ultrasound in leg, they didn't find anything. Prescribed an albuterol inhaler for shortness of breath, couldn't get it because it cost $61. Have been trying meditation, calming teas, breathing exercises, generally trying to relax. Some days I still get chest tightness and the SOB is worse some days. I cannot get over my fear that maybe doctors missed something, or that I will stop breathing or that somehow something bad health related will happen. I'm terrified every day. Sometimes my hear races even when I'm anxious in that moment. And today I got the strangest feeling. It seems my whole body went weak and kind of numb, I felt faint, light headed and like I was going to pass out. I managed to run into my sister's room because I was scared and didn't want to beat alone if I did pass out. This happened while I was just sitting on my bed relaxing. I don't know what to do at this point and any help or advice would help, I hope.
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