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I'm a 31 year old male and been battling anxiety for just over a year. Like a lot of people, I don't know why it started but right now it's controlling my life.
As the title suggests, I am paranoid about my heart, although I have no real good cause to be. I've had a blood test and all came back normal. I have had ecg's in the past and again, all normal.
My problem at the moment is that as well as having anxiety I have costochondritis and reflux issues. As you can imagine I am constantly getting pains in my chest area. There is no real fix for costochondritis but to take anti inflammatories, which in turn can trigger the reflux issue.
Anyway, the pains in my chest don't always feel the same. they can be sharp, dull, ache and each time I get any of the pains I am convincing myself that it's my heart. This in turn makes the panic kick in... Fast and hard heart beat, sweats... you name it.
For 2 days i have had a pain in my chest that feels like I have strained it. I really hope that's all it is but I can't help but feel that I'm about to drop to the ground.
Does anyone else have any kind of paranoid thoughts like this?
Sorry if I have missed anything or not made much sense. It's late and I'm very tired. But thanks for reading
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