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cc89

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I have had chronic chest pains since I was 19. It comes and goes. It feels like I'm having a heart attack. I have been to the ER several times for this but they never find anything wrong. They have told me it's anxiety. I have been on anxiety medication since I was 15 and I know what anxiety attack is and how it feels. The pain in my chest starts right above my left breast and goes into my neck down into my left arm and wraps around into my back. Does anyone else have this? If so did you find a diagnosis? The Drs make me feel like I'm crazy and just seeking attention but I'm not! Some please help me I am at the end of my rope!!!

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    • KitKat1450

      695d

      I’ve had chest pains on my left side and gone to ER and doctors and they brushed it off as anxiety too. Recently realized that my chest pain correlated with POTS flares and my hiatal hernia (but now can tell the difference between them and can manage the chest pain a bit better). Look up POTS and see if you have symptoms and may give you some more direction to figure out what’s going on with you and possibly some things to try to see if it helps to manage. But I agree it definitely doesn’t feel like anxiety or panic attack it’s like body going haywire which yeah seems like a heart attack-I haven’t an actual heart attack🙏🏻 but not sure how else to describe.

    • KitKat1450

      695d

      I’ve had chest pains on my left side and gone to ER and doctors and they brushed it off as anxiety too. Recently realized that my chest pain correlated with POTS flares and my hiatal hernia (but now can tell the difference between them and can manage the chest pain a bit better). Look up POTS and see if you have symptoms and may give you some more direction to figure out what’s going on with you and possibly some things to try to see if it helps to manage. But I agree it definitely doesn’t feel like anxiety or panic attack it’s like body going haywire which yeah seems like a heart attack-I haven’t an actual heart attack🙏🏻 but not sure how else to describe.

    • wise

      700d

      I'll tell you this right now: if there's any question whether or not you're having a heart attack, it's not a heart attack. that's a super distinct feeling and the pain and anxiety are completely unlike anything you'd ever experience. The pain of a heart attack is also in the center of the chest and comes with immense pressure. If the EKG is fine, it could be your anxiety disorder evolving or you may need a new medication for it, or it could be something benign but scary feeling like costochondritis, which usually occurs in the exact spot you're describing and radiates the same way

      • cc89

        699d

        @wise thank you

        • wise

          699d

          @cc89 of course! chest pain is scary and I just so happened to have had a heart attack before, I know what they feel like 😂 if you're still worried, you should be able to access a patient portal that has all your EKGs so you can read them yourself and look up what you don't understand

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