Numb feeling in left chest and back. Could it be a heart problem or anxiety?

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It's been going on for several days now and it makes me scared to fall asleep. I've not gotten more than 4 or so hours of sleep a night since. I can't find any information about it so I thought I'd ask here.

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    Hi really sorry your struggling with health issues because no matter if it's anxiety related it still feels really bad, I'm not exactly sure what you mean by numb, is it just a sensation like you can't feel it if you pinch the skin or ? you don't mention pain though, have you been to see your GP and asked them or if you haven't then you should, not because I think it's anything serious but just so that you get peace of mind because until you do that your mind will keep telling you what it is, I have had anxiety for many years and hands and legs feeling numb and weak was a common symptom, make an appointment today and get it out to rest before it becomes all consuming

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      Went to the ER and had several tests done. Head CT, chest xray, ecg, and blood work. It all came back good but I still feel the same. I want to go to a counselor or psychiatrist but the closest is an hour away and I'm afraid to dive that far right now. Just last month I could but I'm afraid I'll have an attack while driving and get in a wreck. I don't have anyone to drive me either. I just want this to be over and also get some sleep.

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      Hi the main thing is that your heart is sound for one thing and that you actually had the courage to go and get tested, the feelings you are getting are anxiety, predominantly health anxiety which is causing you to feel these things, you need to decide whether you are better at diagnosing yourself or the people who have spent year's studying to be specialists know better.

      Eventually you have to except that what they are telling you is the truth and that your mind is telling you different.

      A feeling of numbness is not a sign of a heart attack either so please stop thinking it is, how old are you, you didn't answer my question before, I do know about health anxiety I let it completely rule my life

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    Anxiety can cause all sorts of physical symptoms including sleep deprivation!

    First u need to rule out if u have any heart issues so u need to see your/a Doctor asap!

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