strange feeling in left pec
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Posted 7/24/2013 2:16 PM (GMT -6)
im a 23 yr old male fit and healthy for my age. a couple months ago after a night out i experienced heart palpitations about 12 hours after i stopped drinking which my heartrate got so fast i went to see a doctor straight away as i was panicking as i thought i was going to die.. this started off my anxiety as since then ive been experiencing tremors 24/7 and my head tremors slightly too and sometimes tinglyness on occasion in mainly my left arm since that day which i put down to smoking cigerettes as thats what my doc has convinced me it is. doc says limit my drink to small amounts , so after a month i gradually tested my ability if i could drink like i always have done before i started having plapitations which i was wrong as it came back with a vengeance. so now i have wised up and stayed away from alcohol but i am always experiencing this noticeable sensation under my left pec is solid which is more or less where my heart is , or that area , when my right pec seems fine an normal , this sensation is almost every day and can pop up any minute and the only way i know how to get rid of this feeling is by moving my upper body , which is very embarassing when im in company so i have avoided alot of social gatherings because of this. if i try to tense my left pec to see if i just make it do whatever it is doing so it goes away but it doesnt it then feels like the only way i can describe it is blood rushing through it, so i tend to just move all the time. i was wondering if anyone has experienced this before ? so i can get advice how to overcome this or is there any meds i can buy at the chemist to prevent this weird sensations from happening? i am refusing to get treatment from my doctor as it affects my career which i care alot about and trying not to let my anxiety win. i have asked this forum because i cant find any forums that have the slightest symptoms that makes me so anxious. i try not to worry but because its always reoccuring i cant . any advice would be much apreciated
Posted 7/24/2013 4:04 PM (GMT -6)
Hi mrlarge and welcome!
I am sorry to hear of your anxiety/panic and the resulting symptoms that you have been suffering.
If I am understanding your post...you have been checked out medically...but do not want to be medicated because is could affect your standing in your vocation?
That is understandable...but know that there are many other ways to anxiety recovery...so there is hope!:)
Anxiety can cause a whole list of physical symptoms, and muscle tension and tremors are fairly common. To combat and reverse these effects, Progressive Muscle Relaxation could really help.
In our Resources (main page, 1st post) we have a video link that gives instructions for this...as well as other stress reducing exercises such as breathing techniques and meditation for relief from your symptoms.
Give these a try for a week or so and see how you feel.
Therapy is also a great form of treatment if you find that you need more help in managing the anxiety levels. I went from having panic attacks and many physical symptoms, to managing my anxiety well with the help of therapy.
Keep posting here as well if you find it helpful. Having a supportive group of others who understand and care is also very healing.
Talk to you soon,
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"
"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom
Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT
Posted 7/24/2013 4:36 PM (GMT -6)
Without meds the free resources is about all thats left, but they are really effective give it a shot.