Im confused Scared Etc...

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I been living my life with fear. I Dont know what to di anymore. i feel as if one day i will end up having a heart attack. Im only 19 years of age and for some reason i feel like my life is coming to an end. Every time i go to the ER im told that my EKG looks good but idk why i feel like the doctors arnt doing their job right. My Heart Pounds fast here and then but then i feel chest pain , and somewhat pain on my left arm. Im always told that its Anxiety that is causing this . Im really scared and i also have trouble sleeping. I Cry wen i start feeling these symptoms and i dont like them. Idk what to do any more  . Im scared that tomarrow when i go to the cardiologist for my Appointment that they will end up telling me i have heart disease..! Im scared and i feel like nothing is working. can eating healthier help what im going through ? Again Im Really Scared. Can anybody relate to this ?

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    Don't worry i have same problem for last six month i did my all tests all are Ok......

    Its nothing only anxiety......try to get out of this situtaion.....its really hard to say but you should try yourself and trust .

    And accept this realty that you have only anxiety nothing else and enjoy life

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      I have lost 2 jobs because of this.. last year when i experienced my 1st panic attack was horrible rolleyes 

      After that panic attack i felt like i was never going to be able to do anything. 

      After like 2-3months wen that hapoened i felt my life was coming back to normal bcuz i felt good and happy , but again couple months later i started to feel thise symptoms again and i serioulsy thought something was wrong with me... i went to counceling and it helped a lil and after 3 weeks of counceling i felt giid again like as if my life was Perfect, so i continued to enjoy life and then again , my symptoms came back ! I started to freak out that i would get so emotional that i felt like i had no point in being in this world! rolleyes my parents and all my loved ones heard about what i was going through and they gave me some motivtion that helped me get back on my feet for awhile, but the Again just like 4days ago i started to get the symptoms back , as in right now i cant sleep bcuz im scared :'/ ..

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    Its so awful I know. I feel anxious all the time over nothing my body just does it. The dizzy spaced out feeling is the eorst. Iv now been on fluoxetine 5weeks and its helping me function in life but all the awful feelings still there (working great on depression) x
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      It is awful and i dont understand why my body takes over rolleyes i was athletic and outgoing but like i said , since my 1st panic attack i havent been the same person. I try to be that person thay i was but its hard bcuz im always thinking about my symptoms or what might happen to me. Its hard.  idk if this can be the case but all my years in high school i wouldnt eat breakfrast bcuz i was never hungry ! CAN THAT BE A CAUSE OF WHY IM GOING THROUGH THIS ?
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      Beto, even the tiniest things could have added up to pose this big problem. You won't even have thought that such small thinkings can lead you to health anxiety. Try exploring about health anxiety on internet and you will come to know a lot about your situation. Remember not to google your symptoms as that will only make your anxiety worse. Googling the symptoms could at the best have led you to this portal which you have done. Know just go for remedial measures. On learning about health anxiety you will come to know that what you feel about your condition as a chronic disease is so common that the articles can exactly quote them without even knowing you. Like an article i read said that anxiety will be triggred by any event and then heart beat will increse. You will have fear of heart attack. You will start feeling every sensation and beat of your heart. Then you will start keeping count of your pulse rate and heart beat all the time. And these all things exactly happened to me one after another. Then i came to this portal and learned how common my problem was. Also it was a common sense that whenever my mind diverted from this topic all my symptoms vanished and as soon as i started to stress over anxuety, my symptoms came back. 

      Also read about FLIGHT OR FIGHT thing about anxiety.

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    Hi all. I can totally understand your situation as i suffer this anxiety from almost 3 years. You should not worry if docter says you are fine but first you should always consult a specialist. I know this is easy said than done but it is must. You can follow a number of techniques to control your anxiety after being assured by docter. Please follow the discussion "Health Anxiety" in this portal where there are many others with exact the same problem of fear of heart disease. You can talk to them and it will help you a lot.
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    had the same symptoms, went to ER and doctors and all said anxiety, i took medcinines then i decided to stop all medication and change my life. i stopped smoking, i lost 14 kg of my weight eating healthy food, was not athletic before, now i play football and i train boxing and go to gym. changed my social life, always busy going out. didnt have time to think of my symptoms, when i come to sleep i am already tired.by time started feeling that my anxiety is low and my symptoms started reducing till the extent i dont even feel them. and now i comment on people who have anxiety issues to help based on my own experience.

    what i am trying to say is: just ignore it, change your lifestyle and it will go by itself. its all in your head, thinking about it a lot will make it worse, ignore and be happy.

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      Rady... thnx for sharing your experiance. I agree with you totally. When i am busy on a trip with friends or in playing sports etc i forget about anxiety. Hope we xan overcome it completely
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      we can it just needs hard work. i am married and have two children and i do all things. sometimes sitting in the house will feel anxiety and the symptoms, i directly take my kid and go for a ride to the supermarket or mall and spend like one hour walking around. the main idea is just dont think about it. Keep Moving.
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    I think maybe your initial anxiety issues weren't resolved and maybe you have had a few relapses. This is quite common and can happen while our minds are still vulnerable. We all make the mistake of feeling better then throwing ourselves head first back into a hectic,drama filled lifestyle,not realising that it was that lifestyle that contributed and lead up to our first panic,anxiety attack. 

    A thought alone about your health wouldn't be enough to lead to anxiety...we have thoughts everyday which we shrug off and don't think twice about, at a vulnerable and hectic time in your life...maybe a tiring time....you had a thought about your health and that's was the triggers...You have now made a link in your mind with the feeling of anxiety to health and health to anxiety..So every time  you feel a sensation....your mind automatically goes on high alert and your thoughts get jumbled and you are in the health anxiety loop.

    Your health is just the focus but the real issue is the lifestyle you lead up to the point if that first anxiety/panic attack.

    Anxiety is the product of a tired,over used mind....It's our minds way of shutting down,,,saying enough is enough!!!! 

    Try to think of ways that you can make your lifestyle easier,more relaxing. Once you sort all the little boggles i. Your life,,,you will find that the other things seem a bit clearer and rational xxx

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