just checking in. I am fine. I finally stopped having chest pains yesterday. I think it was the viscious cycle of shallow breathing causing anxiety, pain, anxiety about the pain, pain made worse from anxiety, etc . You've probably all been there and can relate. That's why I love this site! Brownleaf, I think you are right about the symptoms being brought on by either hurrying mentally or physically or both. That's usually when I get the pains. I got freaked out because they weren't going away, but I've been feeling extra anxious lately so that might explain it. I am supposed to schedule a stress test with a cardiologist because of what happened to my brother (heart attack at 54) anyways. Is that the test you were talking about Brownleaf? I'm nervous about that test because I feel like I will have a PA during it. I guess that's a good thing though, then they will be able to see what's happening?
I've realized lately that my anxiety is starting to reach an unacceptable level for me and I need to be proactive about it. I don't have many PAs anymore, but I just feel very unsettled and anxious. I'm taking yoga class once a week and I just found some yoga shows on tv so I can try to do it everyday. I'm also going to make myself walk outside, even if it's just for 10 minutes. I walked with a friend for an hour today and I felt great. If that doesn't work I may have to do the therapy I've been putting off forever. Times are tough financially right now though, so I think I'll try the free exercise first! Thanks for all your continued support.