Worrying about my heart: tests normal, but I'm anxious

Posted by tngirl1 @tngirl1, Jan 27, 2019

This is my first time posting on here. I have been worrying about my heart ever since I went to the ER three months ago. I had a EKG blood work CT scan. All test came back normal. Then I had a echocardiogram and a nuclear stress test. All came back normal. I am not sleeping good at night due to worrying that something in my heart has changed since having all the test done. I am dealing with anxiety. Doctors have told me that I’m ok and that my heart is good. I have been having tightness on the left side of my chest and a burning feeling on my left side. It makes me worry more. I don’t know what to do.

Hello I was not sure why all that came out about me. I am trying to get myself together after my melt down in October. I am still struggling. That was my feelings over 30 years ago. I was taking all 3 children to church I could hear the ravings and rantings. I decided that day never to go back to that church again. It actually changed my life for the Good. I learned from this new knowledge. Thanks for the support.

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@tngirl1

@jenniferhunter thank you for your reply. It has been a rough three months but I’m taking medicine for my anxiety. I’m having a hard time sleeping because that is when my anxiety is the worst. The medicine that I was taking to help me sleep would cause my heartbeat to beat all over my body and I couldn’t sleep. I am so physically and mentally drained.

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@tngirl1

Have you talked with your doctor about the side effects of the med you are currently taking? Often a switch in meds can be quite helpful. There are many meds to help with anxiety, perhaps your doctor could switch you to another?
It is certainly worth a phone call to your doctor's office.

Will you call them?

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Hello @tngirl1

Have you talked with your PCP about the continued symptoms of tightness in your chest and the burning feeling? There are other problems, such as gastrointestinal problems, that can cause these symptoms. You might consider asking for a referral to a GI doctor to see if there are any stomach related issues that might be causing the problem. It is important to be our own advocate when it comes to our health when we are dealing with health issues.

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@tngirl1 I agree that you can worry about your heart when nothings wrong. I, too, went to the ER with chest pain. Turns out it was anxiety. I went to a cardiologist for a full workup and he found nothing. He said the chest pain was likely from esophageal spasms. He told me to use mylanta and an anti-anxiety whenever it happened. Last week when it happened again, I didn’t have the medicine with me. My therapist talked me Thur some relaxation techniques and it went away. Better than medicine! Try relaxation. I sure hope it works for you

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@becsbuddy

@tngirl1 I agree that you can worry about your heart when nothings wrong. I, too, went to the ER with chest pain. Turns out it was anxiety. I went to a cardiologist for a full workup and he found nothing. He said the chest pain was likely from esophageal spasms. He told me to use mylanta and an anti-anxiety whenever it happened. Last week when it happened again, I didn’t have the medicine with me. My therapist talked me Thur some relaxation techniques and it went away. Better than medicine! Try relaxation. I sure hope it works for you

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What kind of relaxation techniques did they teach you? I could use some of those right about now

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@hgarm

What kind of relaxation techniques did they teach you? I could use some of those right about now

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@hgarm you main thing I’ve learned is EFT or The Tapping Solution also mentioned by @lioness. The best thing is to google “tapping solution” and you’ll find an into and information. My therapist taught me because I hate MRIs and I can virtually do in while I’m getting the MRI. It also helped to settle me down that day. She also has me do relaxation breathing and then picture a beam of bright light coming in my head and spreading all over as I breathe. Practice when you are already relaxed. Let me know how it works!

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@hgarm

What kind of relaxation techniques did they teach you? I could use some of those right about now

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@hgarm Glad @becsbuddy sent you into Ive been out to P.T this will help you immensely

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