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yflorence87

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Hello everyone! I sometimes feel a pain in my chest or my head.. I panic and go to the hospital for them to tell me its nothing. I know my anxiety is bad but what I am feeling is real to me. Does anyone out there with anxiety often feel like they are about to have a stroke or dizzy . Only to go tobthe hospital and they saybjts nothing?
 
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Yes its not new for an anxious person to have pains in chest or hands getting numb or being a bit dizzy... But i would still say have a Normal ECG once and you blood pressure and sugar levels checked.. if all comes fine you need not to worry anymore.
 
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Hello yflorence. Welcome to the forum.

I don't really have the same experience you have. I do have a severe case of anxiety, but mine is... well. Less usual. What you're describing is pretty common. When you have a panic attack, your heart rate goes up and you begin to hyperventilate. When you hyperventilate, you begin to feel dizzy, and the increased heart rate is often thought to be a heart attack.

People who suffer from panic attacks often think they are having a heart attack, or a stroke, or some chronic illness. It is scary, sure. But what you're experience is a normal response of your body. Your body thinks you are in danger, so it gets you ready for a flight, fright or fight response. Increased heart rate and faster breathing is some of it.

When you feel it coming... think of you doing sports. When you're doing physical activity, the same thing happens. Your heart rate goes up, your breathing gets faster. Yet, when you're doing physical activity, it doesn't generally mean you're having a stroke. So no, you are okay. You're not having a heart attack, or anything. Just your mind and body thinks you are in a threatening situation (which isn't the case). Try to breath, and focus on that. Just in.... and out. You're okay.
 
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Hello yflorence87, welcome to the forum.
 
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Thank you so much. It sometimes last on and off throughout the day. I go to the hospital and they run all these test and its nothing. Thank you so much.
 
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Hi and welcome to the forum, I am sorry you suffer so bad when you get the anxiety and with me I can get just a bit dizzy but not too bad.
 
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