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dbac
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   Posted 12/21/2008 5:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been reading some of the postings here with a good bit of interest and it all seems familiar to me. I sometimes get pains in various parts of my chest , around the breast bone, shoulder, back, I have IBS symptoms. I was just at the dr for a complete checkup including heart and everything is good. I think I have some anxiety issues but he will not put me on medicine as he does not believe in this. But with all my symptoms (above) I think I do have some issues with anxiety. The pain moves around, comes and goes, or if I am busy doing something, I would never know I have aches.
 
Any suggestions on what I can use for this or how to control?

jazzy29
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   Posted 12/21/2008 5:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, it sounds like anxiety to me i get very similar things and then when im distracted they go until i remember again!!
CBT is a great way to challenge any anxious thoughts.
Keep reading the threads, loads of support here to help you thruough any anxiety issues, have you explained fully hoe you feel to your doc? or has he suggested anything else instead of meds to help you?
Keep us posted.

dave333
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   Posted 12/21/2008 6:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I have recently being experiencing the same. Shortness of breath and chest pains. Sometimes in my arms too. This goes when I'm not thinking about it which leads me to believe that I probably don't have heart problems (apart from my broken one rolleyes ) . What concerns me is why now all of a sudden? I also start thinking progressively alarming thoughts like "Is this it.." "Am I having a heart attack.." etc. Its very frustrating apart from anything else...

Green Grove
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   Posted 12/21/2008 6:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Dbac and Dave333!

Nice to meet you all and welcome to the A/P Forum. You will find a lot of great people and resources on here to help you deal with your anxiety. If you look around you will find a lot of threads that have some positive ways to cope with this problem :)

If you feel like your doc is wrong Dbac, it is perfectly normal to go and get a second/third opinion even :)

And Dave333, on here you will learn to leave them "What If" Scary/Warpy Thoughts behind!

Good luck to both of you :)
Much Love, Hugs, Peace and Comfort!!!
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Aries8
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   Posted 12/21/2008 10:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Anxiety causes so many different physical aches and pains. It's difficult to keep track of all of them. Since you've had the ok from your doctor, that should make you feel better! I had a doctor tell me to take Benadryl for anxiety. I love that stuff. But I don't have to take it as often now. Of course read the label and ask a pharmacist if you have any questions.

Dave333, I hope your heart is healing!

Shia
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   Posted 12/22/2008 2:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Dbac
My doc didn't want to put me on any meds either he didn't believe in them. However, my other doc does believe in them and decided to put me on a low dose, still haven't taken it. I also see a therapist once a week...

chi-chi
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   Posted 12/22/2008 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Dbac , I know this is a late reply,but like they say,better late then never . I would go and get checked for an ulcer .

Ulcers can cause that kinda pain . Do you ever relieve the pain by having a few sips of water and it actually works ???


Chi - chi

chi-chi
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   Posted 12/22/2008 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Dave333 ,

When you get these pains it could very well be a warning sign that you do have a heart problem and are eventually going to have a heart attack .

I have a big medical book at home that used to be my mothers and that does not sound very good to me at all .

When you get the pains in your arms , does it feel like you have a snake wrapped around both your arms and as it's squeezing tighter and
pain is worsening ????

I am sorry Dave if I am giving you an anxiety attack right now,but I could also be saving your life if you get this checked out .


Best wishes & good luck

Chi-chi :-)

percycat
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   Posted 12/22/2008 9:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Dave and Dbac,

I agree with getting a good check-up from the doctor. My first panic attacks had a lot in common with heart conditions, and my doctor was very thorough about making sure my heart was healthy. In my case, though, acid reflux symptoms were causing the shortness of breath, which I then panicked into far worse fears and trips to the ER in desperation. Dbac, you may want to ask your doctor about other physical conditions that have similar symptoms, and whether there are any other tests that s/he recommends to rule those in/out. Oh, and I did need to seek out a second opinion because the answers I was getting just didn't quite fit with how I was experiencing my own body.

Now that my physical triggers are under control, I'm getting a lot better at recognizing my actual anxiety triggers for what they are, and taking those baby steps toward overcoming my anxiety.

percycat

Aries8
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   Posted 12/22/2008 12:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I had a doctor tell me that if a symptom happens and goes quickly, it's probably nothing to worry about. I've had the same sorts of weird pains. I'd get pain in my chest, back, legs, etc. It's annoying. The doc told me to find a hobby, that I was spending too much time watching my body. He was right.

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   Posted 12/22/2008 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   

If you get a clean bill of health from your physician, here is the link to CBT online free therapy.

http://moodgym.anu.edu.au/welcome

The MoodGym Training Program

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations,  and events. The benefit of this fact is that we can change the way we think.

Dave and Dbac I will be waiting to hear how you are doing.

Blessings to both of you during the Holiday season.

Kitt


 

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dbac
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   Posted 12/22/2008 7:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been both to my GP doc and the ER once for the related symptoms and everything checks OK. Had the heart tests done and says it is in great shape. I have ot say I have a stressful job and also go to school at night so there is alot of pressure. Trying to find other thigns to deal to decrease this.

dbac
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   Posted 12/23/2008 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I am noticing some rib pain on the right side today that flashes and goes away. I ate a big lunch when I started ot notice this. Also my back on the right side is bothering me. I was thinking possibly my gall bladder but I would have thoguht something showed up on my recent blood work I had done. I usually feel better a couple hours after eating.I cannot pinpoint one specifi thing to my pains that is why I thought anxiety, however I do not fell anxious about anything. Job is good, life is good, school is good...etfc.
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