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Heavy feeling in chest, eases on relaxing shoulders, diagnosed to be anxiety. Can it be something else?

Every night for the past 3-4 month I have felt like a heavy feeling in my chest and when I notice it and try to relax my shoulders it goes away for a while but then suddenly comes back I m a 23 year old male 5 4 11 stone 4 and quite active, I suffer from anxiety but mainly after alcohol, just feels like a elephant sat on my chest and its reAlli irritating and nearly sends me into panic attacks does anybody else feel this way and have any answers I feel like the doctors are wasting my one because every time I go they sorta relate it to anxiety or just shrug me off really annoys me to b honest .
Asked On : Fri, 14 Dec 2012
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

You have not stated your personal habits, family history, or co-morbidities, even age or gender...which could influence the diagnosis and outcome...

     A thorough history and physical examination is the first step -
ECG (Electrocardiogram / EKG) – Routine 12-lead – is part of clinical examination.
      TMT – Treadmill exercise ECG; may be with thallium isotope – is often necessary to evaluate ischemia (reduced blood flow / Coronary Artery Disease)
     ECHOcardiogram is necessary to see the heart valves (Mitral Valve Prolapse) / heart muscle (Cardiomyopathy) and heart function (Ejection fraction, wall motion abnormality) / clots...

You are alleging alcohol as the cause. Then, the solution is simple – stop it!

Take care     
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Mon, 19 Aug 2013
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