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To start off, I'm a 28-year-old healthy weight female. A week ago, I woke up and before I even got out of bed, I had a stabbing pain in the center of my chest. It went away shortly after, but gave me awful anxiety. It was on and off for a couple of days until Wednesday when I felt chest pressure that led to a full blown anxiety attack. I was at work and my director assured me I would be okay and it wasn't a heart attack, and sent me home a half hour early to rest. The sharp pain has been less frequent, though still occurs, sometimes in the center, sometimes the lower right side, sometimes closer to the left. I've also felt it in my back near my left shoulder blade. Starting yesterday, I occasionally feel like I can't take in a full breath, like it just stops me from breathing deeply, and goes away if I move. I have had a cough for a while as well. I work with children so this time of year I am always sick.
I went to urgent care a few months ago for a different episode of chest pain but since I have no health insurance until January, he suggested to not get an EKG done because he didn't believe I needed one and it was all due to anxiety.
Could my current symptoms be anxiety too? Or maybe an illness that is causing pain/discomfort in my lungs which is then causing me anxiety? I'm not sure if I should pay out of pocket for a visit (which could get costly if they want tests), or if I should just wait until my insurance kicks in.
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