Chest pains, xanax...QUESTIONS....

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

TammyGrl0528
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 1345
   Posted 7/8/2007 8:06 PM (GMT -6)   
So, I am going to be going back to the doctor this week, because of some issues.  But, I have a few questions that maybe you guys could answer first to either ease my mind, or educate me before I go to my appointment.
 
I have been getting like a tightness in my chest, up to several times a day, and when it happens, I tend to grab a Xanax, and within a little bit of time, the sensation goes away.
 
I have been feeling concerned about my heart for a while now, because of this discomfort that I have been really dealing with for about 3 months now.  The doctor didnt' say much about it at my appointment, he wanted to see my blood work.
 
I get a tightness on the left side, and a sore feeling all across my chest, and sometimes my shoulders feel crappy too.  It happens everyday.  Not from physical exertion.  In fact, most of the time, I wake up with that feeling.  Then, like I said, I go to the Xanax, and the feelign goes away.
 
Does this sound heart related if Xanax is making it go away?  I fear it isn't anxiety though, because like I said, I often wake up like this, or will get the feelign while sitting or laying around even. 
 
I am going to have my doctor look into this more, obviously, but until I get in to see him, I figured you guys could give me some words of wisdom!!!
 
Thanks.  And, by the way, I haven't been posting lately, how is everyone doing?  I hope everyone is doing GOOD!!!!  Better yet, GREAT!!!
 
(((((HUGS)))))
 
yeah   yeah yeah yeah smurf yeah yeah yeah yeah
Dealing with panic and anxiety for 8 years off and on...right now more on than off.  Major health anxiety as well!
 
New found issues with agoraphobia...working on that too.
 
I am NOT weak, I am just down right now.  I am doing what it takes to get my life back!!!
 
Best Wishes to all...Tammy


debaser
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1745
   Posted 7/8/2007 8:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I wish we could answer that, but only a cardiologist can rule out heart problems. If you're taking Xanax several times a day, though, I've heard people say they get rebound anxiety when the dose wears off. If you find yourself taking lots of that stuff you may ask your doc about switching to a long-acting benzodiazepine. They're a little easier on you.

Good luck!
My Brain: My friend, My enemy: A blog to chronicle my attempt to recover from anxiety/panic disorder
anxietypanicdisorder.blogspot.com/


TammyGrl0528
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 1345
   Posted 7/8/2007 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi. I know that a cardiologist is the only one who can give me an answer...I realize that, but I was wondering if anyone ever heard of what could cause chest pains that go away with Xanax...that is all. Not looking for a diagnosis...of course.

Thanks for your thoughts though!
Dealing with panic and anxiety for 8 years off and on...right now more on than off.  Major health anxiety as well!
 
New found issues with agoraphobia...working on that too.
 
I am NOT weak, I am just down right now.  I am doing what it takes to get my life back!!!
 
Best Wishes to all...Tammy


Sunshine1108
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 268
   Posted 7/8/2007 8:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Hun,
 
Sounds like the tightness could be coming from your anxiety.  I would definately bring this up to your doc.  Maybe he can refer you to a cardiologist to have some test done just to be sure it is not cardiac related. 
 
When my anxiety was at a peak, I was convinced it was my heart.  I had a great deal of tightness in my chest 24 hours a day.  I went to the cardiologist and had a stress test and echocardiogram.  They came back normal and it was a weight off my shoulders.  
 
I think an exam by a cardiologist would give you some peace of mind!
 
Keep us posted.  Take care sweetie.
 
Hugs,
Mary
 

TammyGrl0528
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 1345
   Posted 7/8/2007 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Mary...thanks. I too have the tightness almost all the time. It has gone down some since I started the Lexapro...and of course, when I take a Xanax, it goes away. I am going to get in with the doctor this week, and maybe even to a cardiologist as well...we will see what happens.

Thanks Mary....Thanks everyone for talking to me.
Dealing with panic and anxiety for 8 years off and on...right now more on than off.  Major health anxiety as well!
 
New found issues with agoraphobia...working on that too.
 
I am NOT weak, I am just down right now.  I am doing what it takes to get my life back!!!
 
Best Wishes to all...Tammy


stkitt
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 7/9/2007 8:30 AM (GMT -6)   

Good Morning Tammy

I am glad your going to see you physician. If the Xanax is helping you I would talk to your physician about a longer acting med that will help with the anxiety.

Your physician should be able to advice you on the chest pain and if you need follow up with cardiologist. I am sorry you are having these episodes.

You will get better, one step in front of the other.  I made it and so will you.

((((((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))


Respectfully
Kitt
 
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
*~* Not a mental health professional at all *~*

Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression 
______________________________________________________
"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” 
~Rosalyn Carter


TammyGrl0528
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 1345
   Posted 7/9/2007 9:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks a lot Kitt! I have a call into my doctor, so we will see where this goes. As always, I am happy to be able to come here and get great advice. Thanks to everyone!!!
Dealing with panic and anxiety for 8 years off and on...right now more on than off.  Major health anxiety as well!
 
New found issues with agoraphobia...working on that too.
 
I am NOT weak, I am just down right now.  I am doing what it takes to get my life back!!!
 
Best Wishes to all...Tammy

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Tuesday, September 30, 2014 8:45 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,230,109 posts in 248,146 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 157096 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, DAN WINDOW.
380 Guest(s), 21 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
sayyadina, jpjr50, Canada Mark, Tricky Dicky, James7878, Utahgal, Michael_T, TuhPus, cd3764, happyday, Revive, UserANONYMOUS, DAN WINDOW, PamSmith, w0hll, CaliLyme, khaiz1202, paulroy, annadee, kamakya, LanieG


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest  Follow HealingWell.com on YouTube
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2014 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer