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Chest pain, anxiety attacks, rumbling feeling on sternum. Had holter monitor, normal. Worry about?

Hi, I have been to the doctor several times since Ive been 16. Im now 24. for chest pain, anxiety attacks..Ive had to wear the holter monitor and they have found nothing. My mother died when she was 26 of heart problems. That might be alot of my worry.. but for 2 days now I have had a weird runbling feeling about every 5 mins right where my sternum is.. Like a kicking feeling..Its very uncomfortable but being I havr been to doctor so.many times I just wonder if this is something to worry about?
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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welcome to Healthcare Magic.

Anxiety disorders can manifest with not only psychological symptoms but with a variety of physical symptoms also like: Tingling, numbness, hot and cold sensations, palpitation, chest heaviness, choking sensation etc. are common physical symptoms of anxiety.

In history you mentioned that, you had already evaluated by cardiologist and tests are fine, then we should suspect anxiety or stress for cause of current. Excessive health worry is also a symptom of anxiety.

There are better medicines available for long term control of anxiety like SSRIs. It is better to get concurrent evaluation by psychiatrist/cardiologist and start treatment accordingly.

Wish you all the best.

Dr Ashish Kumar Mittal
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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