Hi and Welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your question...
You need to elaborate more on the duration and nature of your 'anxiety' and 'depressive' symptoms. Also, though some of the symptoms that you have mentioned may be due to anxiety, symptoms such as shortness of breath
, chest pain
and palpitations can be due to medical causes. Hence, these symptoms need further exploration and assessment. For example, do you get the shortness of breath and chest pain only on exertion... how long do they last... what relieves you of the symptoms... etc. etc.
You first need to have a detailed medical assessment in order to rule out any underlying medical problems, as that would be the first priority. If your medical assessment and investigations are all normal, then your anxiety symptoms can then be managed appropriately, after consultation with a psychiatrist
. There are various options available for managing anxiety problems... medication, psychological therapies, behavioural therapies, self-help techniques, etc.
Please consult a doctor and have a proper evaluation done at the earliest.
All the best.
- Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar