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I have been suffering with anxiety and panic attacks for the past 3 months. Mine all started when i got diagnosed with a condition called costochondritis which gives chest pain identical to heart pain but after many ECGs blood tests chest xrays an echocardiogram visit to the cardiologist and lots of different doctors i am constantly assured there is nothing serious wrong, but whenever i feel a pain in my chest now i stil convince myself im having a heart attack or something is wrong with my heart and im gonna die. I have lost count of the amount of times i have been to a+e and my own doctor.
Although the costochondritis has almost cleared up i still get chest pains and pains in my left arm/jaw/neck and back and everytime dispite all the tests i convince myself its my heart then i feel my chest getting tighter and all horrible thoughts that i am dying start racing through my brain at 100 miles per hour and i feel myself getting more and more lightheaded. I am starting counselling this week hopefully it will make a difference because im too scared to literally leave my house incase i get a panic attack ive started to get them on a morning now before work meaning i have to go in later sometimes luckily they are very understading about it. Does anyone else get chest pains when they have a panic attack or pains in their back my doctor assures me mine is due to anxiety and my muscles being all tensed up i sometimes get these pains when i dont feel anxious (although the doc says i am i just dont realise) i am hoping the counselling helps me i also have diazapam to take as and when and my doctor prescribed me citralopram (not sure how to spell it) but after reading the side effects i decided against it. It really helped reading other peoples experiences at least i know im not the only one out there and i really hope everyone gets over it one day xx
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