Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
125 Doctors are Online

26 year old with pain in the back and arms. Concerned about heart attack. Due to anxiety?

I have had weird symptoms over the past few months. I have been to different doctors to get different opinions and they all have told me it was anixety related. The problem I have is that I don't usually feel anxious until these symptoms occur, not the other way around. I had an EKG a couple months ago and it was normal. My blood pressure last week was 110/70. I had blood work done as well and it was all normal. I have recently over the past couple of months also been having back and arm pain so I keep freaking out that I am having a heart attack. I am scared to exercise even though I know I need to because I am overweight and out of shape. Please give me some insight on what this might be because I am so scared all the time and it is making me miserable. I am also only 26 and woman, but I am only 5'1 and weigh 168 pounds.
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  29
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

Thank you for all the information you have provided. You do need to lose weight which will make a lot of your problems better. I hope you have had your thyroid functions tested. I think your problems are related to anxiety as well and using medications and therapy will help. Please see a psychiatrist and a counselor for the necessary recommendations. Yoga pranayama and daily exercises can be helpful as well. I hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day !
Answered: Sat, 6 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor