Can anxiety cause fleeting sensations of chest heaviness? PCP says heart ok.

Anxiety shows itself. In may ways. One can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e..g, ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. Please stay w/doc also.

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