Is it anxiety or something else?

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Well I'm 20 year old female and I have been the constant sufferer of anxiety since the age of 15.Well I'm scared of being alone and travelling alone. Recently I've been feeling very weird like I can't feel my thumbs while I type this on my mobile.i feel like the muscles in my left arm are right or highly tense and I some times feel like my legs are too weak for me to walk properly. Moreover although I've been skipping meals due to my project at University as I'm a computer science and engineering student , I don't know if it's just heartburn but I feel too heavy in the chest sometimes and when everand it feels like gas is going to my head creating a hard pressure .often I've shooting pains in chest as well as upper and lower abdomen. Seldom I feel feel tightness and pain in my back between the shoulder blades, this is driving me insane as I'm living alone and I can't go to visit a doctor for like 2 days. My fave also feel numb sometimes.pleasee reassure me that it's nothing serious or I'll be well. This is really hard to cope with.The temperature here is aproxx 46° C in the day and 39 ° at night . So my stomach upset and weird Chet feeling and indigestion and whenever I swallow I feel the weird pain can be jus due to sun stroke.I'm really scared. Please help me.

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    Stress is capable of wreaking all sorts of havoc on your body, but there’s no way to know right off the bat if it’s stress/anxiety or another medical condition. Your best bet is to make an appointment to get checked out and explain all of these symptoms to your doctor. 
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    I have exactly the same symptoms since July last year my left arm feels very tight around the muscle are and then I get a burning heavy sensation across the top of my chest , I was admitted to A&E for numerous heart tests which have all come back clear !! I also get short of breath and notice my breathing becomes very rapid but I can't get air in properly I think is due for panicking over my arm I tend to link left arm withheart so be one stressed ...go and get it checked out but I think it will be stress /anxiety related then try not to worry about it and the pains ease ..also i become alot more anxious around menstrual cycle but starting to realise it's nothing serious and can normally get through it ...Good Luck 😆

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    So far the comments here are spot on. Stress can cause pretty much all you have described and then some. Do yourself a favor and discuss your anxiety with your Doctor. I too am a long time sufferer (GAD) and have found some relief in therapy (CBT) and medication. I emphasize some as it will be a life long challenge, I am now seventy three and have been dealing with this since childhood.

    Be well

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