Freaking out over Cardiology appointment!! Help!!

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So my cardiology appointment is in 2 days and I am starting to freak out, I'm thinking worse case scenarios. I have no idea what to expect, what they're going to do, what they're going to say. Is it all just anxiety? Or is there something more going on? I've been waiting for this appointment for 8 months, everyone is telling me there is no way theres something wrong with my heart, its just all panic and anxiety etc. I've also had very bad fatigue the past 2 months so when I do things like the housework I get very out of breath and my heart pounds, so this makes me think I have a problem, someone said to me I've become hypersensitive, which I guess I have.

I walked around London for nearly 10 hours the other day, but that still doesn't make me see sense.

I hardly slept last night, and feel extremely run down today because I've been so anxious, I'm absolutely terrified, I've even packed a bag ready just in case they want me to stay in hospital😢

I feel like I've lost my mind.😭

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    Sounds like your anxiety is getting the better of you. You need to find a way to relax otherwise you will carry on in the state your in. You said you've waited 8 months for this appointment- I'd give yourself some credit, you've waited long enough for this. If anyone was to happen it could have happened during waiting, and the good thing it hasn't. although we don't realise our brain is working overtime making you feel more anxious, I'm sure once you go the appointment everything will be okay. What I do is try not to think about the obstacle, go to the appointment and just think in your mind that within a certain time ill be out of here, and if you are delayed just keep thinking I'll be out of here soon, start planning in your mind what your going to do when you leave etc and by doing that it takes your mind off the bad thoughts. Hope it goes smoothly x
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      Thanks for your reply. 😊

      Everyone has said the same thing, about nothing has happened because nothing is wrong and all this waiting has made my anxiety go through the roof, and in that time have created all these "heart problems"

      I know as soon as the appointment is over I definitely will have some peace of mind. Its just been such a build up to it. 😞

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      Ive seen the cardiologist and still convinced they have missed something...Ive had numerous ekgs, a holter monitor, stress echo and regular echo,only to be told its anxiety. I feel bad everyday, I get chest pains and arm pains. The only thing that I keep telling myself is if it was my heart it should have manifested itself by now....I hope you find some answers. Keep us updated as to what they say. smile
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      Id also been to cardiologist and still not convinced is anxiety I been feeling that I have a heart problem but this helps talking and reading everyone story's helps me a lot cuz at least I'm not the only one with this I'm 24 I'm from California wheres every one from I been diagnosed with anxiety 1 year ago
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    I hope you get the answer you need to ease your mind. My anxiety started May 18 and I've had little reprieve in between. I finally went to the er yesterday and my ekg and chest were clear. I did feel at ease for the rest of the evening and sleep well. Woke up and left just ok. Work outside for a bit until I felt give out and shaky. I asked the same thing.....if everything is ok why do I get tired so easily and shake. I'm now laying down trying to mustard up the energy to take my daughter and grandson swimming.
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    Thanks for replying guys, I'm 27 and from the UK.

    Its nice too know I'm not alone, the only thing that will convince me is seeing this doctor I know a huge weight will be lifed and then I can move on and get myself back to being 100% again. I've been diagnosed with other disorders too, so its hard not to think something is wrong, everything is more heightened, if you know what I mean?

    My muscles in my chest ache so much because I'm so on edge all the time, next week I'm going back onto medication so hopefully it will take a bit of the edge off. Pretty much will know where to go from there then.

    I will let you know how I get on. 😊

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    Arya I know exactly how you feel. The only thing that makes me feel better is getting some reassurance from a doctor. I have all the same symptoms as you and feel better when I've had tests done (all negative except ectopic beats which are entirely normal apparently). The problem is this feel good feeling wears off after a while after seeing the doctor and I'm fast realising I have to face my anxiety myself. I'm reading Dr Claire weekes books which are amazing. Would definitely recommend these to help you understand what's going on. 
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