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Hey there. Was wondering if anyone could help ease my anxiety a little bit? For the past few months, I’ve had some really bad anxiety about having a heart attack. I’m not sure why, but it’s just a fear I developed randomly. Ever since then, I of course googled the symptoms. One night I woke up abruptly out of a dead sleep with a racing heart, cold sweats and I couldn’t breathe. I since then had heart palpitations at random, and ended up going to the er. They did an ekg and chest x-ray which they said were perfectly normal and that it was just anxiety. Well, now for the last month or so, i’ve been waking up with pain in my left arm every morning, and when I looked it up it said heart attack. What do I do? I seriously feel like this is just a never ending battle. I’m now terrified, again. Is it my anxiety taking over, or should I go to the er again?

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    • Chatterbox

      670d

      From my experience I've had this quite a few times two different times went to the ER and my potassium level was low but I still get bouts of this even with my potassium being normal I believe mine is anxiety..i suffer from health anxiety..

    • Chatterbox

      670d

      From my experience I've had this quite a few times two different times went to the ER and my potassium level was low but I still get bouts of this even with my potassium being normal I believe mine is anxiety..i suffer from health anxiety..

    • koke

      671d

      When I get anxious about heart problems it usually ends up just making it worse. I get palpitations often when I'm stressed or anxious, which sometimes comes bundled with heart attack symptoms. I wouldn't worry about it too much since almost every symptom leads to a heart attack on google.

    • Gmz

      672d

      That's anxiety. I had it when I started taking different SSRIs and was nervous they were hurting my heart

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