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I've had anxiety for 2 years. recently when i get it, it'll come with horrible chest pains that'll last for up to 2 hours. what can i do. i'm a 20 f?

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Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 13 years experience
Therapy: Anxiety can cause many physical symptoms, chest tightness and racing heart among them. The best and most long term approach is to see a therapist who can help give you the skills to manage your anxiety attacks with cognitive therapy. Medications may help temporarily, you should see a psychiatrist for those as they specialize in medications.
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 55 years experience
Anxiety: I feel empathy for you having Anxiety and uncomfortable chest pain. Your Physical and Emotional health are precious. See your Physician for diagnosis and treatment of chest pain. See a Psychiatrist for stresses of unresolved relationship with parents, siblings, friends; separations; school, work and finances causing anxiety. Have Therapy and Medication, Breathing Relaxation, and Visual Imagery.

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Last updated Dec 5, 2015

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