Im literally afraid to go out just because I think I'm going to have a heart attack

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My symptoms have been getting worse !

I don't know if its heart problems or major anxiety! I'm scared to go on roller coasters because I think I'm going to have a heart attack and my family gets frustrated by that and start telling me that I'm fine and I'm just scared but they don't understand that it's physically sick, I start getting palpatations, shortness of breath and chest discomfort! I don't know what it is but I've had ekgs done, stress test and echos done too and they turn out to be normal but a year has passed and I feel worse so I just had an ekg done and a stress test and another echo!

So I'm getting my results tomarrow and I'm super scared and worried and can't stop crying just thinking that the cardiologist will give me bad news!😓😟 wish me luck!

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    You have had them done before and the result have all been fine if there was a major problem it would have shown before, those are common symptoms of anxiety, it's the flight or fight response, people who do not suffer will never understand it's like trying to get a man to understand child birth pain you can explain all you want but the will never really know. It's a fear and your nervous system if believing your thoughts so you body if preparing it's self for the fake danger. If you were needing to run from danger you would feel the same way, but because there is no true danger Infront of you it feels strange and scary and then it's a loop your getting caught in because now you are worried if there is really something wrong. If a lion was chasing you that was going to bite you in the middle of running your heart would be pounding the adrenaline would going and you would not stop in middle of fleeing to say wow I'm feeling weird because it's the body's natural responce but because there is no true danger it feels horrible. Your results will be perfect tomorrow your heart is fine if there was something that you were in medical danger you would have all ready recieved a call medical professionals don't wait if the patient is in danger. I worked in a hospital for many years rest easy knowing that your heart is working just fine. Panic attacks are triable buy no one has ever been harmed by them I wish you well and will look forward to tomorrow you letting me know that those test results came back great!!!

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      Your going to feel better because now you can start to deal with the real problem anxiety, and for us that suffer from it we all know it feels like our worlds are ending. But the truth is we are dealing with FEELINGS that's it we don't have a horrible disease that will kill us, we are letting stupid thoughts and feelings run out life's. Even thought we dont feel like it we have a choice, we can choose to let it control us or we can say f this crap and start to realize feeling can't hurt us and laugh in the face of anxiety tell it to kiss your ass! For 26 years I was scared every day, my thing was if I ate any food I had a panic attack because of the first time I had a panic attack was right after I ate fast food and because i didn't know what it was I thought someone drugged my food. But I'm tired I'm tired of worrying every day, and it finally dawned on me, I'm freaking worrying about something that hasn't happened and I'm continuing to do it! It's our choice to say" yah know it's just scary feelings they are not going to hurt me and ignore them, anxiety is a bully and if you dont let it get to you it goes away. Tomorrow is a new day and you are a warrior it's your choice to look it in the eye and be brave when those crappy feeling the racing heart take over, day to your self that's great my heart is working good if I needed to run I could beat every one and dont let out scare you no matter how bad it gets and you will see it will start to go away and not come back. I will pray for you that you start to feel better. And I'm so happy you test results were fine😃

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      Mary I'm new on here today is my first day.. And I'm scrolling through and reading comments.. But your response has touch me! Your words are so encouraging and it just made me tear up because anxiety is a bully! I don't wish this on anyone!

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      Hey Mary,

      I thought I had my anxiety in check! But now within the last week I'm always scared. I fall asleep and I'll wake up out of a dead sleep feeling like I'm going to die. I often just lay there and say it's anxiety and it will go away. I'm in fear that I'll have a heart attack or a stroke or maybe a seizure. Two days ago it got so bad I went to the ER they did a ekg and it was normal (of course it was) and I waited to see the Dr but I ended up leaving. I hate feeling this way because now I'm becoming scared of everything and I never use to be this way. You are right anxiety is such a bully I hate it!!!! I hate feeling this way. I often think about what triggered my anxiety or what has me stressed. I'm so glad there are people out there that understands and also feels like they going crazy as well. Any tips you may have or anybody had please let me know!!

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      My anxiety initially came because I was can't I social and shy and bottled things up so didn't see benefit of sharing worries. My bad cos eventually I was worrying about my body, I thought I was gonna die because of this and that.

      I still have anxiety to this day but I can rationalize more and just accept what will be will be.

      I think it was the fear of death for me which scared me something silly.

      But we all die so no point worrying.

      You will get over it

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    Your results were fine before,  so they'll be fine again, honey.

    You have anxiety disorder.

    Go and see your PCP and get meds and therapy.

    Try not to worry about tomorrow's results.

    love Tess xx

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    My prediction is that it will be normal again. Try to tell yourself over again that you're fine. I get this exact feeling if I have to speak to an audience.

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    Delia, please tell us your results when you get them.

    We're all rooting for you, darling.

    Love Tess xxxx

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    How did it go did you get your results?
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    How did you get on? smile

     

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    Well allow the test results to calm you when you get them. Accept the test results. Then know staying in or going out wont make one drop of a difference. So leads me to say you have agoraphobia and that needs treatment.you will most likely need meds to get you thru this and some good therapy. On a positive note many many get thru this and are able to undo the agoraphobia with the proper medicine. You just maybe made this make sense in your mind to buffer the real anxiety issues. It hapoens with anxiety disorders but it by noway needs to be a new horrific way of life.
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    Delia, Anxiety symptoms feel so powerful. I had a sudden racing heart out of nowhere at rest. I thought exactly like you it's a heart attack. Best to go doctors have blood test and ecg to see if it is that.

    I had skipped beats and racing heart etc and everything came back normal. Once you get normal results back then you can tell yourself there's nothing wrong with me.

    I had the viscous cycle of constantly going online checking symptoms to near enough everything.

    Hope you get through it because anxiety is tough. I'm still suffering myself

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