Anxiety Chestpain?

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   Posted 10/21/2009 4:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
Not sure if this has been asked before but, does anxiety cause random bouts of pain in like the chest area, not so much like my heart I don't think because I have had an EKG recently which was normal. Ill get these sharp pains that have been coming and going for a couple weeks. no pain in my arms during the attacks. It will hurt for a few minutes and go away, i mentioned it to my doctor and he thought i was my acid reflux problem. I have been getting heartburn for a long time and it has never hurt like a sharp pain before...I know stress and anxiety can cause lots of weird things but I was just wondering if anyone else has had this happen. actually i dont even seem to be stressed out when it happens.

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   Posted 10/21/2009 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I've heard of pleuritic pain caused by anxiety.

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   Posted 10/21/2009 8:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Ghost i've had chest pains while i was having an panic attack but not just random chest pains. But to answer your question yes anxiety can cause chest pains and tightness in your chest too. Have you been having any shortness of breath or anything. If you have had a normal EKG then you are probably ok but i would keep watch on it and seek a second opinion if the pain doesn't subside. More than likely it probably is anxiety because like you said stress and anxiety can cause alot of wierd physical symtoms.

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   Posted 10/26/2009 10:12 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks for the reply Panike and Gcoin no never any shortness, of breath but they have seeemed to have stopped : ) so i dunno what it was all about weird

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   Posted 10/27/2009 5:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning and glad to hear your chest pains have stopped.

If you looking for a good comprehensive list of the sx of anxiety here is a link for you from our resource thread above.

Anxiety Symptoms, Anxiety Attack Symptoms (Panic Attack Symptoms), Symptoms of Anxiety:

Take care and hope your day is pleasant.



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   Posted Yesterday 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
wow anxiety matches alot of things i am going through, it seems as though all my symptoms point to anxiety, i do suffer from anxiety this i know...but can these symptoms effect the body even when anxiety doesn't seem to be effecting the body?

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   Posted Today 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Just wanted to say that the A/P aggravate my Costochondritis. . . You should speak to your physician about this to get the help that you need.

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   Posted 10/31/2009 2:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I get strange shooting chest pains sometimes as well. They seem to come out of nowhere sometimes. Sometimes they last for a few minutes going all the way through to my back! But I'm ok. It comes and goes. I'm kinda used to it. I've had my heart checked and I'm pretty young to be worrying about this so I think its really nothing. Maybe anxiety related, maybe just a strange harmless body sensation. I tend to over react about strange body sensations but I'm used to this one. Hope you continue to feel better and if it does happen again, I hope this information helps you get through it! Visit your doctor if you really feel the need though.

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