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A 43-year-old member asked:

What can cause chest pain triggered by stress or anxiety?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Many possibillities: Possibilities include muscular pain, cardiac, psychological or stress itself. Go see your dr for an ekg and blood test which will test for diabetes, kidney, liver ailments and cholesterol level. If there's strong family history of heart disease, your dr may recommend a treadmill to rule out coronary artery disease. Take care.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
If you rule out "medical" causes, the chest pain might be from the anxiety itself! It's 1 of the most frightening symptoms of anxiety/panic
Mar 9, 2013

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Possible to have chest pain triggered by stress or anxiety? What to take for it?

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Dr. Abby Caplin
Integrative Medicine 40 years experience
It's possible: But first you must rule out significant illness by seeing your primary care practitioner. You may need an evaluation by a cardiologist. Once it has been determined that stress/anxiety is the trigger of your symptoms, there are many things you can do to help yourself! anxiety is often triggered by thoughts, beliefs. A psychotherapist, counselor or mind-body medicine practitioner can help you.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Does stress cause chest pain?

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Dr. Brian Fishman
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Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
It Can: Chest pain can be caused by a number of factors that are not cardiac in nature. Physical stress or exercise, for example, can cause costochondritis. (check for pain that is reproducible when pushing on the chest.) emotional stress, anxiety, and panic can also cause acute chest pain that may feel like a heart attack but isn't. See your doctor to discuss symptoms and get a baseline ekg.
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A 17-year-old female asked:

What is the treatment for chest pain caused by anxiety?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Anxiety disorder: The treatment is that of the underlying anxiety disorder and a psychiatric professional should be consulted to help with this if a symptom like chest pain is being produced.

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