what is anxiety and what is this ?

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Long story shor for the past couple a months following a tragic accident with someone i know i havne't felt myself , i first started getting heart palpitations ( i even get it now too ) ,pounding heart,fast heart rate and even fluttering i felt discourged and didnt want to do anything ... anyway i've been to the doctor more than 10 times these two months i've done all kinds of tests be it hear,lungs,kidney..etc bloode pressure,blood tests,urine,stomach and been exmined by the doctor many times and it all came back perfectly normal nothing to be worried about , but i can still feel my heart beating , the heart rate is in the 60s-70s range so pretty normal but i can feel the beats , and i get pain in my left side , left arm and chest sometimes middle chest and stomach , the doctor said i have absolutly nothing wrong with me and its mental , could anxiety cause all these symptoms ? even when you're chilling infront of the tv and have absolutly nothing on your mind ?

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    and one more question , does a bad mattress have an effect on chest/stomach and arm pain ? if i have an old bad mattress could it cause me paints and discomfort ?
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    Hi there, firstly sorry to hear about the accident, I hope you have physically recovered, I say physically as things like that can have an effect on uour mental health on the form of Post Traumatic Stress which manifests itself with anxiety.

    All the symptoms you describe can be associated with anxiety  which takes many forms and can produce symptoms even when relaxing as anxiety can be triggered by things at a sub concious level, it may be something you saw on TV even. This doesn't mean you will feel anxious all the time it can come and go depending on what stresses you have in uour life.

    Anxiety is the bogies fight or flight response and is highly tuned and under normal circumstances is a healthy response to danger however it can become an illness if it is yriggered at inappropriate times due to perceived danger which isn't there. Anxiety is often associated with depression as they often go hand in hand with each other.

    Regarding heart beat if the BPM is normal then that's probably not anxiety, but you hearing or feeling it is likely to be anxiety in so much as you have become "aware" of it beating, as normally you would tune it out and ignore it. Pain in arm etc could well be an old mattress related but also anxiety as the response is to tense up musvles ready for action so they do ache at times, especially arms and stomach.

    You can be sure that you are okay as you have had the tests and all clear, anxiety can be treated effectively so I would recommend a visit to your GP for referral for CBT which is a talking therapy which will focus on identifying triggers and dealing with the anxiety response when it isn't appropriate to feel it.

    In meantime take care of yourself, relax and get that old mattress changed! Lol. Neil 

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    its adrenaline due to your anxiety it bullies our hearts
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      yes, head, neck. chest  stomach   digestion tight scalp jelly legs shaking hands, feeling sick,   sence of doom hot can.t breathe  pins n needles in  arms feet legs numbness vision disturbed     and lots more    but these are not likes if you get what I mean  ahhh heart racing palpiltations missing beats       waking up with a racing heart    longing to be calm and well  no one wants anxiety,  looking back to when we used to be carefree, and getting even more anxious about how long we have been in this   state . not wanting to get up and face another day of all these symptoms wishing it would all go away and never come back    but that is unrealistic  in our sensitive state   I am sure you can add lots more to this list   get well soon  
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