Why can't I except that its just anxiety?

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I've been on here a lot recently, so apologies. 😂 But I just can't except that this is anxiety, I've had blood tests, ECG's, seen a cardiologist and it still hasn't sunk in that it is all just anxiety. The 8/9 months of anxiously waiting to see a cardiologist has done so much damage to me physically, emotionally and mentally its unreal, I really don't know how I'm going to come out of all this, I feel like I'm sinking. Its exhausting. No matter what I do to try and help myself nothing is working - seeing a councillor, attending positive focus groups. I just feel so ill all the time no matter what I do. I had it all a year ago, a great job, enjoying life (despite thetthings that had happened) I was getting on with it, but ever since these heart flutters, skipped beats, the whole shabang started in December. Its made my panic/anxiety go through the absolute roof. No matter what the doctors say, I just don't believe them, because what I'm experiencing is so frightening, I'm convinced they've missed something. I don't know whats happened too me, I'm the complete opposite of who I was - its heartbreaking.

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    I need some simular stories to mine but with a positive outcome, please?
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    That's just how health anxiety works I'm afraid, no matter what reassurance we get we just can't take it in. All I would say is its good your seeing a therapist, talk about these feelings with them and keep going with it
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    I feel as though I've just read something I'd write I am in the exact same boat as you, no one seems to be taking me seriously i don't believe the drs im determined they'vemmissed something out I've had blood tests ecgs etc I want a brain scan but they won't give me one they put everything down to anxiety and it's annoying me! I feel like there's no way out I used to be so confident I done musical theatre was on stage all the time loved my life and now i won't even go out on my own im scared everyday!! I feel your pain if you want to chat and talk to me properly about how you feel messaged away, ive suffered all my life with this stupid condition and i lt just seems to be getting worse

    take care xx

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    Hi I kno wwhat you mean about physical symptoms I aslo have them and they drive me crazy, I just want to be norma
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    I know EXACTLY how you feel! Ive been to the er, no exaggeration 25 times in the last year. Ive had numerous ekgs, chest xrays, lab wrk, a 30 day event monitor, ct scan of heart and normal stress echo 3 years ago. I wrk in a Cardiology office and have spoke to many of my Drs and still not convinced that they havent missed something....Everyone keeps saying its anxiety, but I just cant understand how it can make you feel soo bad! Im currently seeing a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist to try and help me. Up until early last year I felt "normal". Id do ANYTHING to feel that way again......
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      I think k its just so hard to believe that a non physical thing can cause thee things. I get chest pains,shortness of breath, dizzy,lump in the throat etx,and I know deep down that its all anxiety- but at the same time I still worry
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    Thanks everyone for your replies 😊

    Its nice to know I'm not alone. I always say that I wish I was normal and people always say to me "why would you want to be normal?" Well I could give them a pretty big list 😂

    I always get shortness of breath, tire easily, shake/tremble - I have so much nervousness in me, palpitations the list goes on. I've also demanded that I want another blood test for overactive thyroid because I know the levels in that change and I got nearly all of the symptoms, especially the fatigue and the hyperactivity and not being able to control your temperature. So frustrating. 😞

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