hey everyone- Sorry this is a little long- I am fairly new at this. I have posted on here a couple times. I had posted before about chest tightness and shortness of breath. It seemed that the reassurance from you guys helped me out. I don't really know anyone that has gone through this before. Anyway- I am having chest pains now, they are sharp pains that last a couple seconds and then go away. They seem to be around my heart which makes me really nervous. They are behind my left and right breast. I have had them off and on since tuesday night. I do still have some chest tightness and shortness of breath but Im pretty sure thats my anxiety, well atleast I tell myself that. I have had an EKG and bloodwork and also a chest xray probably about a month ago and they all came back normal. When I went to the doctor he also gave me some meds for acid reflux, Im not sure if thats whats causing my chest pain now, but I feel like it shouldnt be since I have been on the meds for about 4 weeks. I feel like death is knocking at my door and I'm only 22. I went to my therapist today and I told him about all of my pains and he didnt seem to think anything was abnormal for having anxiety. I just feel like everyone is missing something and Im going to die if I don't get into the doctor. I also have back pain, on my shoulder blade it feels like something is moving, my mom told me its probably a knot on my muscle because I have been tense for like a month when I was diagnosed with anxiety. Everyone tells me that is my EKG and bloodwork and chest xray are clear, IM FINE! But... there is always the what ifs? What if something happened after all my tests were done, then they tell me that its impossible for something just to show up like that. I always have a fear that my heart is enlarged or I have angina or something is totally wrong. I am on celexa 40mg, and lorazepam but I havent taken the lorazepam in over a week. I also have REALLY bad morning anxiety. I feel like crap, don't want to get out of bed because I anticipate being anxious all day and worried about dieing. I wish I could end this hossible cycle I'm in and live my life again. about a month ago when I went to the doctor they had told me that I had fluid in my ears, (I had asked to have them checked because they were always popping..) He didnt want to give me any medicine for it because he said it will go away on its own and the med for it would probably make my heart race, which in turn would cause me more anxiety. Im not sure where to go from here, I feel like I should be going to the doctor otherwise I'm going to die. Has anyone else experienced these chest pains? Is this normal? I feel like I am never going to get better, I am scared and would never wish anxiety or hypochondria on anyone! If anyone could give me some advice it would be greatly appreciated! I need some help here! My therapist told me today that our mind plays tricks on us, so we should always go with our gut... My gut tells me something is wrong, and everyone thinks its in my head. Im kinda scared to go to the doctor again because I dont want them to think I'm crazy. Any advice is appreaciated!!!
P.S. Muscle twitches are normal right? Atleast thats what I have read in some posts on here, the last couple days mine have really been noticeable!