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Old 09-27-2003, 11:30 PM   #1
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Question Anxiety or Angina?

I have a problem that really bothers me on a regular basis, and it seems that no matter how many times I try to get my point across to my doctor, he never understands what I'm talking about, and he certainly doesn't worry about it.

Often, I have a strange feeling in the left side of my chest. It's not just in my chest though. It feels as though there is something under my left armpit. Yeah, it's definately somehow under my armpit and down a bit, as though it's not really on the front of my chest, by the left side of it.

Anyway, it's more noticeable when I'm emotinally charged about something. I don't know whether this is because I expect it to be there. Also, it becomes more noticeable if I'm hot or really tired.

Does this sound like it could be heart related? I've had the EKG's and the blood tests, and everything shows up fine.

Is it possible for it to be anxiety? ANYONE? Please let me know what you think; it's driving me nuts.

PS. Soar, how are you? How's it going on the meds?

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Old 09-28-2003, 11:56 AM   #2
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if your doc refuses to take the problem seriously, I suggest you see another doc
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Old 09-28-2003, 02:07 PM   #3
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come on people, no one has ever felt anything like this? i'm starting to feel a bit like a freak show now.

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Old 09-28-2003, 02:30 PM   #4
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If you've had all the tests for your heart and everything is fine, I'd say it's probably just your panic disorder.
My heart used to skip beats all the time, but once I realized the more I thought about it the worse it got, I just believed what my Doctor and the tests showed...that there was nothing wrong with my heart and it was all coming from my panic disorder.

I do agree with hry33 though, if your Doctor doesn't take you seriously, it may be time to find another one.

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