A 19-year-old female asked:
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can anxiety cause chest mild pain or discomfort? normal blood work and holter moniter. when distracted im okay. by the collarbone area and back kinda

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Anxiety can cause the symptoms you mentioned. It can be bad enough to be mistaken for heart attack. You may visit this site for info. It would be prudent to get counselling from a psychiatrist as you may need medication in addition to talk therapy. https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-broken-heart-syndrome
Answered on Mar 10, 2019
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