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Hello I have posted here before but not for sometime. I have been a worryer all my life but only really suffered from Anxiety health and general anxiety for around 4/5 years. My anxiety is bad at the moment due to health issues and a house move 200 miles away which I found very stressful I am 69 years of age.
I am waiting for a nuclear stress test on my heart. I went to my gp because I was having some chest discomforant when walking up hill or in cold weather. I went for and ECG stress test and was very anxious at the appointment. My blood pressure shot up and although my resting ECG pulse and heart rate were normal the doctor said I would need to run for 8/9 mins on the treadmill and said I would not be able to do that. I don't understand why then the gp sent me for this test I could have told her I would not be able to run for 8/9 mins. The consultant said she was not sure if it was angina or my asthma which is usually mild hence the test I am waiting for and freaking out about. In the mean time trying to be sensible cutting out chocolate biscuits etc as I do really need to lose weight and am unfit. Going for a short 10 min walk each day albeit not at a fast pace. My gp has already given me an angina spray saying only use if I get symptoms and resting does not make them go away. So far have not needed to use the spray.
I am on a lot of medication as is my husband (another source of worry) and recently used ibuprofen gel on a back problems (I have arthritis in spine and knees and neck). I think this may have caused digestive problems although they say the gel is safe I certainly can't take the tablets only paracetamol. My question today is does anyone get pain and tightness in the back and chest area as a result of anxi
ety. My chest feels sore and the back is sore to the touch especially behind around the shoulder blades I have to sometime undo my bra as it feels so tight. It is really getting me down and I can't work out whether it is to do with the arthritis anxiety indigestion or the heart. Anyone out there relate to this. I am seeing my gp next week for another reason so will ask then. Was really trying to look forward to Christmas but all the preparations see hard when you don't feel well. Thanks,
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