Posted 12/4/2018 10:18 AM (GMT -7)
In a recent post about this, I noted that a few weeks ago I had a lot of chest pain. At such times, I've always taken my tranquilizer Ativan, also called Lorazepam, 1mg tablet.
It has always stopped the chest pain. The most recent of this was a few weeks ago, and the chest pain was so great that I needed 2 Ativans to stop the pain. I went to the ER to see if it was a heart attack, the nurse reading my EKG said, "If your chest pain was stopped by Ativan, it wasn't a heart attack. The pain was from anxiety."
So, you say, "I was wondering why a medication for anxiety don't really help with my chest pain cause by anxiety."
That's a very good question. So, you have chest pain, and the tranquilizer doesn't stop the pain. Medical people were telling me, the chest pain is from the muscles around your heart, not your heart. I couldn't figure, I'm not nervous before I have the chest pain, so why do they keep saying anxiety is causing your chest pain, since it was stopped by Ativan.
I now think, I have Isolation Anxiety from being by myself most of the time. Socialization relaxes you, I don't get any of that.
So, I think anxiety from isolation constricts the blood vessels in the muscles around my heart, and when the blood flow gets low enough or stops, it causes great pain in my chest muscles around my heart.
So, if you're taking medicine for anxiety, maybe you're so anxious that when you get really anxious (from long bouts of isolation, say) your daily dose of anxiety medicine is not enough to stop the chest pain.
My guess is, at such times as chest pain, take an extra dose of your anxiety medicine. You could check with your doctor or pharmacist.
I think also, if you have Isolation Anxiety, like I think I might, you might want to get out more to get more socialization. This is a non-medical way of relaxation, I think. Can you volunteer somewhere, like a hospital or a library, or talking to people in a senior citizen home?