Hi, this is Kitt.
I'm sorry that your anxiety is so bad and really affecting you in a negative way.
Those of us with anxiety are prone to worry, and one
of the most consistent worries is the idea that we may have a heart health
problem. Because the heart is the key to life, people with anxiety often focus on the way their
heart feels and convince themselves that they have a heart health issue
whenever they start experiencing any symptoms that resemble what you might
expect from heart disease.
You will need to come to terms with your health anxiety, and not a heart problem. But you should also never leave your
heart issues up to chance. Always visit a doctor and get clearance about your
heart's health before moving forward, because even if the chest pressure is
from anxiety, it's important to know how healthy your heart is. I was pleased to read you have an appointment with your Dr.
But once heart problems hopefully have been ruled out, you
need to make sure that you understand that anxiety genuinely does cause chest
pressure and even chest pain.
Take this one step at a time and see what shows up on your medical screening exam. If all checks out well then do talk with your Dr. re the best choice for you in learning how to deal with Health Anxiety.
We have a great Anxiety/Panic Forum and the members of that forum are quite wise and wonderful. We would love to have you join us there.