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How long can anxiety chest pain last for?

How long can anxiety chest pain last for?

You may experience: Pain as long as you are acutely anxious as well as less intense symptoms chronically. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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How long is chest pain from anxiety supposed to last? I've seen websites say only as long as the anxiety lasts but I've had pain for days.

How long is chest pain from anxiety supposed to last? I've seen websites say only as long as the anxiety lasts but I've had pain for days.

Anxiety can share: An anxious person can also have other problems - some that are purely physical. So, you may have a chest cold or something else - even a pulled muscle or internal bruise. Also, you may have formed a sensation habit. Not that you want chest pain, but that it's become chronic and meaningless. See a doctor for an eval. Best! ...Read more

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What type (kind of pain) of chest pain has been recorded for anxiety? Also, how long and severe are they on average?

What type (kind of pain) of chest pain has been recorded for anxiety? Also, how long and severe are they on average?

Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is but one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks likewise are frequent causes. You should always ask the doctors who see you what they think is the problem you came for and what to do about it. Needle pricking pains are usually musculoskeletal. ...Read more

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I suffer from anxiety. I get chest pain with it also, is that normal? It is a sharp pain that last for a few seconds then it goes away.

Yes but needs checke: Yes you can get chest pain due to anxiety and panic attacks. But other causes needs to be ruled out. Consult your doctor ...Read more

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Been having chest pain off and on for the last 4 years at the sternum area. Hurts to press on the sternum and SOB that I think is related to anxiety?

Chest pain: The fact that it has been going on for 4 years make a serious problem unlikely. Also, the way you describe it with pain to touch makes a condition call costochondritis, an inflammation of the chest wall, more likely, although this condition can also be worsened by anxiety. ...Read more

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Rapid pulse and chest pain upon waking lasted 5-10 min. I have had this in past with clean holtor. I have pots. Is this something to worry or anxiety?

Rapid pulse and chest pain upon waking lasted 5-10 min. I have had this in past with clean holtor. I have pots. Is this something to worry or anxiety?

Likely due to POTS.: If you have had a clear holter, then I suspect this is due to your pots. It does not sound like a panic attack, and generalized anxiety is nagging long-term anxiety. It is not in a social setting, so it is not social anxiety, and you don't mention trauma, so unlikely to be ptsd. It is not an obsession or compulsion, so it sounds like pots with worry due to the pots symptoms. Talk to your pots doc. ...Read more

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Still worried about chest pain and nausea all day long. Exhaustion after walk. GP says all anxiety.

Still worried about chest pain and nausea all day long. Exhaustion after walk. GP says all anxiety.

Sounds like you are: Worried that your physician has missed a medical problem. Did you have a medical workup? If you had a comprehensive evaluation and there was no evidence of medical cause - the symptoms could be related to either your major depression or your anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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Could small stressful arguments cause mild chest pain, tightness, & left arm mild pain that last few hours as a result of anxiety.

Could small stressful arguments cause mild chest pain, tightness, & left arm mild pain that last few hours as a result of anxiety.

Yes but. ..: Stress of any kind can cause chest pain and angina. The heart doesn't care if its physical or emotional stress. If youhave risk factors and these symptoms you should see your dr for an eval. ...Read more

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Is it possible to distinguish long lasting (several 30 minutes periods in 3 days while resting) mild chest pain over the heart for anxiety patients?

Is it possible to distinguish long lasting (several 30 minutes periods in 3 days while resting) mild chest pain over the heart for anxiety patients?

Yes: Yes but it will require seeing a doctor for tests. The likely hood that chest pain in a 29 yr old is a result of blockages of arteries in the heart is pretty small. The possible causes include more than anxiety and need more than 400 characters to figure out. Go see your doctor. ...Read more

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I vomited last night & have chest pain and tightness since-I can't tell if it is anxiety (prone to) or the vomiting. Can breathe/swallow ok. Thoughts?

I vomited last night & have chest pain and tightness since-I can't tell if it is anxiety (prone to) or the vomiting. Can breathe/swallow ok. Thoughts?

Chest pain: What provoked the vomiting? . Vomiting can cause mechanical injury to the esophagus with resulting chest discomfort. Conditions that provoke vomiting can also cause chest discomfort, further history that is important. Persistent chest discomfort should be formally evaluated ...Read more

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Moderate/severe chest pain on/off since 3pm its now 3 am, heart fluttering at random I drank heavily last night could this. Be anxiety or a-fib?

Moderate/severe chest pain on/off since 3pm its now 3 am, heart fluttering at random I drank heavily last night could this. Be anxiety or a-fib?

It could be many: Things including a heart arrhythmia and even a heart attack or a anxiety attack. Go to emergency room asap. Talk to your parents, friends or 911 if alone. ...Read more

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Can feel pulse left side under ribs in sync with heart whn sitting or lying down. Been at a&e last night for chest pain they say anxiety/reflux. Is this normal? I was examined and doc didn't say anyt

Can feel pulse left side under ribs in sync with heart whn sitting or lying down. Been at a&e last night for chest pain they say anxiety/reflux. Is this normal? I was examined and doc didn't say anyt

Common.: Anxiety can make you become hyperaware of your heart beating, rapid pulse and worry that they are having a heart attack. Reflux esophagitis can actually cause chest pains. If your doctor examined you and found a problem in your heart, I am sure he would have warned you. Do not be afraid to ask questions and get some explanations. ...Read more

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Face /arm tingling, occ. Chest pain, brief headaches. High amt of stress over last two weeks when began. Have high cholesterol as well as anxiety.

See your doctor/ER: Please get this evaluated as soon as you can as there may at least be something developing. Sometimes heart attacks may happen to those 30 or younger, so get checked as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more

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My brother hasn't had a ECG in a long time he has a heart murmur and also a leaky valve, he gets chest pain sometimes, is it anxiety or heart problems?

Too many scares: There is no good way to answer this without data. You know it, but your brother needs to re-establish care with his physician and to get this figured out! ...Read more

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I had heart ablations done a year ago, ihave anxiety. Im24 in shape the last 2 days I've had: sporadic chest pain, pain in shoulders/arms, body very weak?

I had heart ablations done a year ago, ihave anxiety. Im24 in shape the last 2 days I've had: sporadic chest pain, pain in shoulders/arms, body very weak?

Ablation: It is late to be seeing any complications from ablation. As far as what the cause of your symptoms is, there are many possibilities and from the cloud cannot reasonably suggest what is going on but it isn't necessarily heart related. ...Read more

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36 M with echo stress clear, acid reflux several EKG Chest pain left one point My doc says anxiety, but scared of heart attack Miserable for last 12 m?

36 M with echo stress clear, acid reflux several EKG Chest pain left one point My doc says anxiety, but scared of heart attack Miserable for last 12 m?

Anxiety: I'd suggest sitting down with your Dr. And discussing your concerns. If getting reassured that you are at low risk doesn't help, then you likely need professional psychiatric help. ...Read more

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Could you have chest pain daily with anxiety?

Yes.: It is possible to have chest pain daily due to chronic, severe anxiety. Anxiety has been associated w/ an increased risk of coronary artery disease and stroke in some studies. You should get evaluated and treated for your anxiety disorder and also seen for your chest pain to make sure you do not have an underlying heart condition. ...Read more

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Centre chest pain 24 female anxiety sufferer?

Centre chest pain 24 female anxiety sufferer?

Anxiety: This is most likely related to your anxiety but since you have not disclosed any other relevant information including medical history, medications or social history, it is not possible to offer you a relevant response. I recommend you consult your physician for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I tell if chest pain is related to anxiety?

How can I tell if chest pain is related to anxiety?

Excellent question!: Doctors will look at your age, general physical condition, medical history and family history...Listen carefully to how you describe the pain, in your own words, ask you about other symptoms, sources of stress and whether or not you fear some future event or situation...Examine you, review your labs and then go over the probability that your chest pain results from anxiety. ...Read more

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Please tell me whether chest pain on and off for weeks is my anxiety or serious problem?

Please tell me whether chest pain on and off for weeks is my anxiety or serious problem?

You need check up.: Chest pain in someone your age should never be taken lightly. You teed a check up including a history, physical exam, and appropriate testing such as an EKG. It could be a serious problem and even if not, until you are checked, it will worsen your anxiety. ...Read more

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Is it anxiety causing my chest pain? Never happened before and I have no injury or anything.

Is it anxiety causing my chest pain? Never happened before and I have no injury or anything.

Injury: Like most injuries a strained wrist is caused by excessive force or repetitions. The sounds should subside if you give it time without further aggravation. ...Read more

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I had chest pain all day and It apprared out of nowhere and I get anxiety but I don't know if its just anxiety chest pain and my pain is dull/achey?

See doctor: At 16 years old dull achy chest pain that lasts all day is not likely related to your heart. It could be related to anxiety, but if it persists please see your doctor as soon as possible. Consider yoga or meditation classes to try and help with your anxiety. Walking or other exercise for at least 30 minutes every day can help decrease anxiety as well. ...Read more

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Feeling lightheaded, had chest pain which is gone now is this anxiety?

Chest Pain: These could be symptoms of anxiety, however, they are the same symptoms that could be associated with a heart attack. You should see a doctor to help sort out which it was. There are many variables that would make it more likely to be anxiety, but to be safe, heart attack must be ruled out by a physician. ...Read more

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Chest pain, anxiety, depression could this be sle?

Chest pain, anxiety, depression could this be sle?

Yes: Sle, (systemic lupus erythematosus), an autoimmune disorder causes multiple symptoms because its inflammation attacks multiple organs in the body - skin, joints, kidneys & blood vessels. It can be very severe and even disfiguring & treatment can be quite toxic. This severity often leads to depression, the most common emotional response to sle. Treating depression helps improve outcome in sle. ...Read more

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How can I get over the chest pain in anxiety?

How can I get over the chest pain in anxiety?

Treat the anxiety: If your chest pain has been worked up for cardiac pain and all tests were ok, the natural conclusion is to work on your anxiety. You may not be able to do it by yourself.
Please seek help. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more