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i want to know if anyone has every experienced symptoms seimiliar to what i seem to be experiecning for the last 3 weeks.
i have suffered with health anxeity quite badly for a very long time but recently it has gotten really bad and i've become obsessed with worrying that i am going to have a heart attack.
it all started back in october i had intense discomfort in my chest and actually ended up being admitted to hospital where i had ECGs, blood tests and x-rays on my chest carried out, they found nothing bad apart from the fact i have a slight heart f;lutter (runs in the family) the pain was still quite bad so i spoke to a doctor and was diagnosed with acid reflux, put on lansaprozole for a month and heartburn didn't bother me again until about 17th december where i was waking with intense heartburn every night, the first time it happened i was convinced i was having a heart attack and had the biggest panic attack i have ever had in my life and then after that it just happened every night for 10 days at the same time twice each night, but o bother during the day. spoke to a doctor again, they diagnosed reflux again and put me badck on the same meds which seemed to work the first two nights but now i am still suffering with it really badly every night along with waking up gasping for breath and often having pain in my left arm.
my health anxiety over it all is defgiitely worse at nights and when i am on trains travelling to work. i just wanted to know if other people have experienced prolonged chest/heartburn like pain/breath shortness and achey body parts from anxiety?
i am literally reading into every little thing that happens to me and convicing myself its a build up to a heart attack and i don't want to live my life like that and i just don't know what to do.
i am 24 years old female, healthy weight, non smoker do drink quite a lot maybe once a weekend but otherwise eat very healthily.
thank you x
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