Will I ever stop worrying

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Hi this is the first time I've posted on a forum but feel like I need some help .

I'm constantly thinking I'm going to have stroke or heart attack , I've suffered with anxiety for years and take 10mg propronolol often but lately I've really become increasing worried about my health , I've had 2 ecg,s , blood tests and all fine but I keep getting pain in my shoulder and arm and convinced I'm going to have heart attack I've been wanting to go to a& e all week and get another ecg as the doctor will not give me another one as it was 2012 when I last had one.

At the moment I'm thinking I may have a stroke as I've got a head ache .

And my heads burning .

Help I'm really suffering

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    Oftentimes there is an underlying problem that you don't realize is there which causes these health related

    anxieties. I used to be very fearful that I would catch some fatal disease or burn in a house fire. It was an

    awful burden to live with. I was engaged to marry at that time but after I broke my engagement for other

    reasons the fears slowly abated. I'm an elderly woman now probably with more reasons to be anxious

    about my health but the fears of those early years have never returned. Perhaps seeing a psychologist

    would help you to find the underlying cause of these fears. If you believe in God, prayer would be helpful.

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    Hi Burgess,

    Yes mate it's all anxiety,it's such a clever thing it can cause your body to mimic all those things you speak of,like Vicky says above,age is no barrier,it comes and goes when it pleases,leaving its mark,and as you live with it through your life,you kinda learn to accept it,and although the symptoms are still prevalent,you find ways of coping,either medication,counselling,exercising,meditation or a combination of those things.

    However the right medication is key,anti-depressants never work for me,not long term anyway,I take 400mg Pregabilin,best drug for it I've used over my 50yrs plus of problems,but I may have to change as anxiety etc ramped up recently again,saw psychiatrists Friday.

    Anyway keep fit,eat well,lay off beer etc if you do drink,and get a good book or a good hobby and they'll help,try and lessen those thoughts that whizz through your head and the physical symptoms will ease.

    Good luck

    Regards Malc

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    Thanks for your replies , my age is 41 and been like this for about a year although I've had anxiety for most of my adult life but this health anxiety has just crept upon me, and nothing will seem to stop me thinking the worse. It's terrible I just want to enjoy my life as when I'm older I'm dreading how lll be , that's if I make it to that age .

    I'm going to stop drinking wine which seems to make it worse , and get cbt , plus do yoga few times a week and run and hopefully things will improve



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    Hi Deborah,

    I hadn't realised you were a lady,not that it makes any difference,but like I said I'm 64 and have a real case history of this lot,you will get by,I used to drink no end to make myself better,took stuff too,but you can't beat it that way,don't see anything wrong with a drink of wine really,I no longer drink alcohol on a regular basis,although I'm tempted very often,but i've had another up and down week,guess it will always be that way,but tell you what it is not going to kill me,nor ruin my life,least not today.

    One day at a time,that's my motto and not to dwell on things (not easy,but required).

    Yours Malc

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