Heart worries

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I've been told I have health anxiety and GAD as well as BPD

Lately I've just felt so ill, been having pains in my left arm, palpitations, chest pains. I've been to a&e on a few occasions and had ecgs and blood tests but they haven't showed anything. It's my understanding that they're only good at detecting something that has already happened (heart attack)

I'm really worried as my dad had a heart attack at the age of 45 and apparently this has increased my risk significantly. Only trouble is my dr won't allow me to have any further tests like a stress test or 24hr ecg which I know would put my mind at rest as my dads ecgs prior and even one after his heart attack showed up as normal. As soon as they see you have anxiety or are suffering from HA they dismiss you as crazy.

I'm going out of my mind with worry. Has anyone else had similar experiences?

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    hi anabella , sorry you are feeling this way .. i am feeling exactly what you feel .. i have done ecg and echo and they showed nothing but 100% healthy heart .. the racing heart beat are only due to panic .. try to calm your self out .. i know our struggle is real but calm yourself it is just a thought smile
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    Doctors know what to look for and have seen eniugh peoole with heart issues to make sound decisions. You can always get a second opinion but anxiety always causes heart issues. Look uo the science end of fight or flight and adrenaline rushes. Try gi gong or meditations and mindfullness. You need to be able to self calm yourself manually. Hayhouse rqdiomis good.
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    I get these weird pains in my arms. They're usually aching pains. I also, get pains in my chest & around the temples of my head, along with a pressure-feeling.. I don't know what to tell you, though. I'm just as worried. My dad died of a blood clot in his lungs at the age of 29, when I was 9-years old. sad
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    Thanks for the replies, I appreciate them.

    I jus feel so scared all the time and it's making me feel like I can't cope with life anymore. Not a day passes with any relief from this sad

    My main worry is that I have some sort of arrhythmia because I know how hard they can be to detect on simple ecgs. I'm going round in circles, I feel like my gp doesn't take me seriously which is why I can't get a referral for another test.

    Thanks x

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