- Feb 15, 2020
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So I’m a guy, 15 years old. I had my first anxiety attack on Jan 11 so I’ve been dealing with this chronic stress for about a month. When it originally happened I was tested with two EKG tests and a chest x-ray, and blood test which all came out clean. However, since the tests and the doctors visit I have been going through a multitude of physical symptoms that get more and more scary. First the main thing was ibs-type issues. I was focused to make sure there wasn’t any blood in my movements or in phlegm. As of late I’ve become really aware of my heart. I have a large fear of having an attack or cardiac issue. Even though the doctor said i have no issues last month, I feel like every little motion makes my heart beat entirely too fast. Really dull headache with pulsing temples and sometimes in back of head/neck. Also as of the last day or so, I’ll have dull ache/burn sensations in my left shoulder blade and arm that will come and go, which is scaring me out of my wits currently because I know that those are very prominent and specific symptoms of a heart issue. I fear that this stress is gonna cause something to happen but the symptoms seem to be more prominent ever-so-slightly and I’ve been in a loop. I have an appointment with a cardiologist that the doc suggested so “i can see that nothing is wrong” but at this rate idk if I can wait until then. I’ve had attack-related trauma in my life from about 5 months ago and the anxiety was been gradual up until my first attack. I don’t have a previous heart problem but my mom has gad and depression. I’ve also had health anxiety tendencies since at least 2017. So the past really suggests that its health anxiety, but my body has been really concerning me and it has been interrupting my life. Also I’ve only had 2 full blown anxiety attacks and I never had shortness of breath which is a prominent symptom of it so I’m suspicious. Just desperate for input/reassurance from people dealing with it until I can secure a therapist and until the cardiologist says I’m okay. Just want to live...