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Heart palpatations, chest pressure, back pain, aching left arm, nausea and headache....
I don't want to as I was diagnosed with 'anxiety' 6 years ago and it seems like every problem I have had since then has been put down to that. I actively avoid going to the GP now. I have had palps, chest/back pain for months now but have not had it checked out as I know the GP will say it's anxiety.
I feel really bad today though and very scared - maybe my poor overworked heart has had enough .
Thank you all. Been and back now. I was seen within 5 mins! Blood pressure, ECG and blood test all came back clear so it was another massive panic attack . Docs very nice and understanding.
Thyroid problems were brought up which have been a bone of contention of mine for a long time. Whilst living abroad I had a 'goitre' and was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid and prescribed synthetic thyroid medication (small pink pills). We came back to the UK shortly after and GP here insisted on blood tests before prescribing and refused as blood test 'normal' so was diagnosed with 'anxiety'. Canadian GP was 'wrong' apparently . I did feel better on the pills though . I will have to go back to GP methinks.
Glad to hear that you are back home and not in any danger. You did the right thing to get checked over, the pain in the left arm was a worrying feature of your symptoms I felt. Take things easy for a few days TTTT.
I do think you should chase up the thyroid thing. My friend had problems for years- which all pointed to a classic underactive thyroid but the test kept coming back as normal and so she was told she had MS and all sorts. Eventually when she got really ill she went to a new GP who referred her to an endocrine specialist and although one of the tests still came back normal another one showed she did in fact have thyroid problems. She got medication and after a year or so of adjustment says she feels like a new woman and feels 10 years of her life were wasted feeling crap.