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Tight chest/feeling shaky - a common anxiety problem?


Beagle Boy

Nov 9, 2020
I've had anxiety for many years and take citalopram for it. I mainly cope reasonably well - good weeks/bad weeks - and have diazepam for serious anxiety episodes.
For the last couple of months I have been having a tight chest and a shaky/trembly feeling virtually every day.
At first I thought it could have been due to low Vitamin D - as I had low energy and shakiness a few years ago that was because of that.
I had a blood test and everything was okay.
But still have the tight chest and trembly feeling, so am thinking now that it is an anxiety thing.
The feeling of anxiety in the past have not been as pronounced as this for such a period, so wondered if this (tight chest and shaky/trembly) is a common prolonged side effect with anxiety?


Well-known member
Apr 6, 2020
Yes. I have had a very similar situation happen to me.
I got used to my anxiety symptoms and new how to cope with them. Just this last week I encountered a new one that I can’t control. If feels like my throat is being choked but like there also something stuck. After talking to folks I discovered it was anxiety

Beagle Boy

Nov 9, 2020
Thanks for your reply Meaghan.
Reassuring to know that at least one person here has experienced similar things.
It seems anxiety can cause so many weird things to happen with the body!
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