can anxiety make you feel like your having chest pains??

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   Posted 10/7/2009 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Do any of yall ever experience any slight chest pains when your stressed or anxious??        Josh

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   Posted 10/7/2009 10:07 PM (GMT -6)   
....Josh, from my own personal experiences i have had chest pain from high anxiiety..... i would however talk to your doc about this to set your mind at ease.....let us know how you make out.............Lyn
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   Posted 10/7/2009 10:11 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey Josh,

Glad to see you found the Anxiety Forum OK.  You will find the members here warm and caring.

Many people here have chest pain and/or concerns with tacycardia with their anxiety.

Stick with us and we will help you through.

Hugs at ya,



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   Posted 10/8/2009 1:50 AM (GMT -6)   

Yep Josh, I get the chest pain and tightness, classic anxiety symptom.

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   Posted 10/8/2009 8:36 AM (GMT -6)   

Yes!  and when it is really bad, I feel like my rib cage is being squeezed.



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   Posted 10/8/2009 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
yea I don't know whats going on with me anymore.  I feel like sometimes Im losing hope and control.

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   Posted 10/8/2009 10:10 AM (GMT -6)   

I know that feeling.  Like everything is wrong, when really everything is ok.  That is a very uncomfortable feeling for me.


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   Posted 10/8/2009 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   
yeah i was having chest pains too, Right in the center, it felt really tight, but now it feels fine, until i get all panicky again.

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   Posted 10/8/2009 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
A really helpful exercise for this common anxious ailment is to get a bolster (a yoga one is perfect, but a bunch of pillows that raise up high will do) and lay your back over this bolster.  open your arms up and just breathe.  Your chest will be raised higher than your neck, bottom and legs.  It opens up the chest and rib cavity and feels very, very good.  Another good practice is to lay flat on your back, bottom against the wall and legs up the wall.  Do this to soothing, soft, wordless music.
"Life is not about comfort.  It is about living."  Dr. Howard Liebgold, Freedom from Fear

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