A 29-year-old male asked:
i have chest tightness at least 2x a week ive had ekgs,stress test,echo,blood tests done everything normal can it be anxiety or gerd?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Lynne Weixel answered
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes: You already take a drug for GERD - does your provider have other recommendations for it? Also it was good to have those tests, but you need to respect the results. Really. A Health psychologist can teach you how to understand and handle your body's reactions - using them as guides, not being punished by them. It can take time to find a therapist fit, but try. CBT really help w/ anxiety too.
Answered on Sep 27, 2014
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata answered
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Can be gastric or: anxiety related depending on when do you feel the chest tightness? When you get up, or all day, or at night? Also, do you have someone to work with you regarding your stress levels, and help you overcome this feeling? Cognitive behavioral therapy may be helpful. Also, does Omeprazole reduce chest pressure when treating GERD? Speak to your PCP about this. That is best.
Answered on Oct 14, 2016
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