It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Anxiety Message Board

I'm so worried about a heart attack I'm going to give myself one

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-10-2010, 10:46 PM   #1
Senior Member
StaceyLee's Avatar
Join Date: May 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 142
StaceyLee HB User
I'm so worried about a heart attack I'm going to give myself one

I seriously am stressing and freaking out so much over this. I'm paranoid I'm going to have a heart attack. Not because panic attacks make me feel like I'm having one (haven't had THAT kind of an attack for awhile) *knock on wood* but because I get chest pains and other known heart attack symptoms. Like, arm pain, back pain (shoulder blades), jaw pain, elbo pain and today burning chest for a sudden moment..once. I know, I take every symptom I have as "OMGOSH what if it's a sign of heart attack?!". I worry over every ache and pain and instantly think heart attack. Couple months ago I did go ER because of chest pains, I got the "your normal", and something was slightly abnormal on ekg (yet they say it's normal to be abnormal?) and they told me it's PROBABLY reflux. Maybe, I am gassy (burp a lot) but tums, and prescription prilosec does not help the pains at all. Chest pains not as, but not 100% gone these days. Improved a bit after seeing a chiro. I don't know, I'm just constantly paranoid I'm going to have a heart attack and it really stresses me out on top of all my other stresses. Ugh. What do I do to overcome this dwelling feeling?

p.s. i know title is spelled wrong, dunno how to edit it...

Last edited by StaceyLee; 07-10-2010 at 10:48 PM.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 07-11-2010, 03:12 AM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 43
5088 HB User
Re: I'm so wooried about a heart attack I'm going to give myself one

Go to a bookstore and get an anxeity book, while you are there buy "you can be happy no matter what , " by carlson .

Anxeity is an evil disease , it can mimic heart attack symptoms .

Get your heart checked (for peace of mind )

Pray about it .

Exercise .

It seems everyone with anxeity is obsessed with pulse rate , heart attacks , ect .

The good news is you can get better .

Prayer was the answer for me .

When you are saved , dying loses all its fear .

I take 15 mg prevacid in the morning , it helps alot .

When i did get attacks ,i exercised , my doctor said " if you run 2 miles and are still alive ,its not your heart ".

Walk , or move around ,if you are having a true heart attack , you will not be able to do this .

Im not a professional , just experenced in this disease .

Last edited by ms_mod; 07-11-2010 at 08:31 AM. Reason: Removed unnecessary quote. Ms_Mod

Old 08-30-2010, 04:38 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: IL, USA
Posts: 256
tulum HB Usertulum HB User
Re: I'm so wooried about a heart attack I'm going to give myself one

get regular massages for your muscles

the things you described sound like that

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
costochondritis or heart? pixietwin Costochondritis 1 08-27-2008 09:32 PM
Tell me about your heart attack!! confused32 Heart Disorders 2 03-15-2008 07:17 AM
Heart Problems? TWA1022 Heart Disorders 5 02-03-2007 05:24 AM
Is this a heart problem? really? sepheitous Heart Disorders 1 07-26-2006 06:59 AM
Heart Flutters? sivyaleah Heart Disorders 6 06-16-2006 11:48 AM
Fear of having a heart attack...everyday!!!! help confused32 Anxiety 7 05-24-2006 09:53 AM
sleep apnea and the heart solardust Heart Disorders 3 01-20-2005 08:14 PM
anyone else out there with heart-related anxiety? jerry78 Anxiety 14 02-11-2004 11:25 AM
The symptoms of my heart attack on 11/10/02 - not what I expecteded Data Bob Heart Disorders 4 12-15-2002 08:03 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:09 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!