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Hi everyone, I am a female in my mid-twenties and I have suffered from anxiety since I was a small child. In the past year or so, I have found that I will start to suffer from a particular symptom, only to go to the GP to find out it is nothing. This has included a tight chest and chest pain, excruciating ovary pain, tightness/feeling of lump in my throat, stomach pains and indigestion. Each of these symptoms have occurred on separate occasions and have caused very real pain, sensations and distress. I have now got to the point where I am experiencing symptoms of illness but I don't know what to do for the best ... Do I visit the doctor just in case and be turned away, feeling silly and ashamed or do I just wait until the symptoms finally stop? I started a course of Sertraline recently and I am hoping these will start to help. Otherwise, I am quite active, eat healthily, have low alcohol intake and don't smoke. I know I should be a healthy young woman but health anxiety is wearing me down. Has anyone else experienced something similar?
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