Posting again, Sorry just need some reassurance

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I'm feeling terrible again , I keep blaming everything around me like my job but actually it's me that has the problem.

I have been experiencing neck pain, back pain , arms feel heavy , crying , shaking inside , constant worry that I'm having a heart attack , I am constantly on google checking my symptoms and they match that of a heart attack , I've had ECG recently about 3 weeks ago went to hosp with suspected PE that was all fine , I'm sure I've experienced all these symptoms before and survived but can't help the what if's , what if this time it's serious and I'm having a heart attack.

This is taking over my every thought !!!!

Is anyone else the same 😢😢😢

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    its not your heart at all, but you really know that by now. We would all be dead long ago lol. No what ifs to be honest. All your tests are clear and good. And you know what if something like that happened you body would not be busy  having ongoing panic attacks and  nor would you have the time to comeon on a forum. Its anxiety mixed with depression as you feel so sad. Treat it for what it is. 
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    Hello natalie

    Your concerns are real in you own brain although you need to accept your GPs diagnosis of anxiety. Your GP and any associated specialists are the only ones who can give you a diagnosis so you need to listen and take onboard their advice.

    Your condition could be posture, putting stress on your neck and spine, also this can cause pain in your shoulders, hips and legs. If you are seeing a CPN they can arrange physio for you so you do not sit or walk badly.

    Good Luck

    BOB

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      Thanks Bob, yes I went to the GP yesterday and he said muscular but since it's gone into my arms and across the top of my chest , so me being me I have to have worst case scenario.

      Thanks for the advice Bob x

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      Hello natalie

      Ys what you describe is posture or muscular the chest and ribs can suffer referred pains from the spine caused by posture. If you are young these pains can be uncomfortable as your structure has not fully developed until about twenty six years old. If you are older than that physio can help taking the stress of the neck and collarbone, you will have referred pain down your arms as well

      Try the gym your GP can now give a prescription for exersise and a personal trainer to get you used to build up muscle and tone your body, and posture

      BOB

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      Thanks again Bob , goss I wish I was young I'm in the middle age club.

      I've always wanted to go to the gym but I'm so lazy I can't be bothered but many people have said it makes you feel better, so I'm going to have to get the energy and try it.

      X

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    Natalie

    Try not to worry, I've been same and mind run away from me I even got ambulance to hospital convinced test would show heart attack all test (4 ecg s two blood test to look for damage to heart) all came back fine, I have stabbing pains in armpit (left) aching shoulder, top backache they keep telling me it's anxiety and I think deep down there right but every new ache or pain makes me doubt it, and yea Google was a frequent look (and still is if honest) but try and remember (easier said than done and I know) more you panic worse it gets, I'm just starting to accept doctors diagnosis, mine is a definite health anxiety

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      I am exactly the same it's awful , they have told me mine has now turned into OCD health anxiety , it's constant consumes my every thought , sometimes my family will be talking to me , I can't even hear them I'm totally zoned out thinking about every ache and pain and convincing myself I'm severly ill. I have really had enough now i don't want to be like this anymore.

      Thanks it's comforting to know your not alone , take care.

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      Exactly the same Natalie, my poor wife gets brunt of it to, but she's great with me, I also get zoned out and trouble focusing on conversations etc I could even cut myself and I start thinking of blood poisoning etc I have my faith to rely on and prayers help me a lot personally. I find it helps that your family knows about it so in my case if I need or suddenly leave they understand as I find sometimes hard to explain why I have to go, I'm up for a echocardiagram soon but I think there just doing that to calm me as so sure I've got heart disease,

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      Yeah family is important and your right the closest to you always get the worse deal, I'm at work constantly texting and phoning my partner and my mum for reassurance. I'm sure that's why they do the tests in me to shut me up lol, it does for about a week then I'm back on it again with a new symptom.

      Good luck I'm sure your ECG will be fine 👍 X

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      Yep I'm same, new symptoms wise and ty always keep in touch if want to I think all people on here help each other even just talking, doc actually recommended me to come on a forum and so glad I did, ty as well

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      Hi I feel your pain. I've had anxiety for 6 years. I have given myself every horrible illness and all tests have been clear. It used to be my heart now it's my kidneys I'm convinced they are failing because of BP issues even though all my tests have been good.

      I believe we just have to trust our Drs and the test results. I know it's hard because the symptoms are so frightening. I used to get awful chest pain with heart flutters 6 years ago when I first became ill I didn't die I'm still here!

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      Hi Jon. I'm very new to all this. Mine started just a few months ago, and has really knocked me off my feet! I just want to back to bring 'me' without the constant fear of bring seriously ill! It's actually very reassuring reading everyone's stories; people literally are putting into words what I'm feeling. I have faith too, I just wondered; has your faith helped? Have you considered CBT or a therapist? (From a Christian therapist?) I'm going down that road, but interested in other people's experiences/perspectives.

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      Hi Natalie. I'm very new to all this. You're describing exactly what I'm feeling. No chest pain etc for me, but a 'internal shaking' or vibrating on the inside which drives me mad. Also burning sensations and sometimes tight throat (scary) Makes me think I've got a neurological degenerative disorder. I'm seeing a neurologist next week. I'm hoping that will put my mind at rest. Do you have these symptoms too? I just wondered; have you considered CBT? Do you know of anyone on here who has, and it's worked? (I only joined this site today)

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