new to anxiety and absolutely terrified. please help me.

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I have been diagnosed with anxiety and its taking over my life.

I am utterly convinced im having a heart attack or going to have one in the very near future.

I get racing heart beat, palpitations. Pains in the middle of my chest, down my left arm and my body washes over with this feeling of hot butterflies in my tummy kind of feeling. I am utter exhausted with this and convinced these mini heart attacks are just preludes to the main event.

I have rang 111 twice in 3 weeks utterly petrified and in a bad emotional state. I had bloods taken 2 days ago but no ecg's.

I can't live feeling like im waiting to die on a daily basis. This has hit me out of nowhere. I'm 31 with 2 small kids and not ready to die. What is happening to me??? Im typing this through the tears because ive just had one and they just seem to be getting worse.

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    Im not sure i can help in anyway just wanted to let you know your not alone you just described every day of my life for the past 7 months. Im 28 and have been to a + e 3 times convinced something was wrong with my heart i have chest pains pains in both arms and in my jaw. The doctors have said its neuropathic pain so starting medication now. See your gp and explain how your feeling. Dont panic and take deep breaths to relax anxiety can also cause pain

    Hope your ok

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    Hello there- just so you know your not alone! anxiety can be so terrifying. I had one last night. You need to learn a way to calm yourelf. What I do is listening to a calming music, kept telling myself that I will be okay, relaxing listen to your body and let it go. It seems to help me. I hope you'll find a way. Take care.
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    It seems with us mother's that our anxiety us made so much worse because of this fear of leaving our children alone without a Mother.  I myself suffer from panic disorder but it i s not focused on the now but what is going to happen to my special needs daughter when I finally pass away of old age.  I might add I'm only 37 and we are talking about (hopefully) fifty years into the future, but anxiety is not rational.  I also have anxiety about being left alone in this world to take care of my daughter when my parents finally pass away.  I don't live with them, but they provide that emotional support that I need.  A lot of people might dismiss my fears because they are focused on so far into the future but to me, these panic attacks can be terrifying.  It is kind of ironic that my panic attacks are focued on things in the future and not the now because I currently have a failing left kidney.  My doctors have assured me that it is not life threatening because my right kidney is functioning very well so I don't really think about until the next surgery or specialist appointment is due (or maybe they are connected and I'm just completely in denial).  Maybe that is what you need, that reassurance from your Doctor that everything is okay and push for that ECG if it is only going to make you feel better.  I've had one and it takes only about 15 minutes.
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      OH MY GOD..SKYBETH XX

      Hi I hope that yourself and your PRECIOUS DAUGHTER ARE WELL XX I have three adult sons...one. 35. ......aND THE OTHETWO.... ARE TWINS ..33..

      I NKOW exactly how you feel, I am haunted every day by the thoughts..how will they cope...who will be last to die..also will my daughter turn her back on her brothers... she actually work in a mental health hospital...herself

      I find that I can barely switch of thinking about it, and I have been treated with depressed bfor many, many years...

      Look after yourself,, kind regards.. DEIRDRE xx💜💜🌴🌴🍀🍀

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    What you are describing I have gone through many times. You are not alone. I am a dad 32 with 2 small children and i live with anxiety. I have lost many people close to me but it started when i lost my grandmother a year and a half ago. I had a major panic attack and thought i was having a heart attack. Chest pains arm pain racing heart feeling like its hard to breath i had it all. I had tests done on my heart all of which came back perfect. Your brain is a hard thing to deal with it can make things seem very real and scary. I was on some medication for a while which helped and hve now been off for 8 months. I still have anxiety epsiodes but they have become fewer and far between. Excersise has really helped alot and for me helps build some confidence that i am not falling apart. I hope you feel better and just know that there are ways to get better.
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    Oh sweetie. (((hugs))) I wish I could make you a cup of tea and give you a real hug. When my anxiety threatens to take over, I take really deep breaths and try to focus. I have mentioned this on here before, but finding a hobby I can focus on helped. I got an adult colouring book and some decent pens and just sit and colour in. That really helps me to clear my head and calm down. Have you talked to your doctor about getting help?
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