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Ellesee

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I am a 26 year old female. I think I suffer from health anxiety or death anxiety I'm not sure...
It all started about 3 months ago, I experienced some chest pains and got very dizzy and scared and convinced myself I was having a heart attack and went straight to A&E. They carried out various blood tests and an ECG which showed nothing and sent me home. Ever since I have been having these chest pains and back and forth my doctors who have assured me nothing was wrong. I even paid to see a private cardiologist who told me there was nothing to worry about based on my age and no family history of someone having a heart attack this young. But I cannot get rid of this feeling, when a chest pain come on I am convinced it is a heart attack and then start experiencing pain in my legs and arms and I start thinking maybe the doctors are wrong and they have missed something out. I have a 5 month old baby and I feel like I am missing out as I am constantly worrying bout dying. I'd love to hear if anyone else experiences the same sort of thing
 
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Sorry you're going through this.

It sounds like the panic attacks one of my sisters gets. She found CBT very helpful. Have you spoken to the doctor about anxiety, or what to do if it is a panic attack? I hope you manage to get to the bottom of it soon.

By the way, welcome to the forum
 
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Hi, sorry to hear of your experience. Believe me I had this around the same age as you. All the tests etc nobody could convince me that there was nothing wrong. 31 years later I'm still hear writing this, what you are experiencing is anxiety or panic attacks brought on by your fear of having a heart attack. It WILL pass but as Purple Chaos mentioned CBT is very good for overcoming that. Deal with it now and hopefully in 31 years time you won't end up like me still suffering with things like this. Good luck!!!
 
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