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Chest pain, pain in the body. Have panic attacks. Are these related?

Hi im new to this. I have anxiety/panic attacks. I have been having aches all over my body but mostly on my arms. I also sometimes have chest pain but I think its heartburn . I went to the hospital like last year in octuber for this problem and it turned out to be just anxiety that was causing the chest pains the doctor at the hospital said. Today after I ate my arms started hurting. Ive had this for a long time now but its getting annoying. My arms hurt and sometimes my neck and my stomach . Im 18 and Im a little overweight . What can this be? Thx for answering
Asked On : Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Hi Daniel,

Welcome to Healthcare Magic and thanks for asking a query.

You are aware that you have anxiety/panic attacks. Last year, when you went to the hospital for chest pains, the doctor suggested that it was anxiety. I hope that you have been getting treatment for anxiety.

Unresolved and untreated anxiety will get worse. It can cause physical symptoms, too. Chest pains are one kind of physical symptom. Muscle aches and pains are another. This happens because the muscles get tight due to anxiety and begin to ache. Most common aches are in the lower neck, between the shoulder blades, and legs. Sometimes the pain seems to be coming from deep inside the bones.

I would strongly suggest meeting a psychiatrist for a full mental health assessment and planning treatment.

All the best,

Dr Maneesh Gupta
Answered: Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Sushil Kumar Sompur's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

You seem to having anxiety attacks and chest pain and pain in the body are related to this. However it might be a good idea to get an ECG done as soon as possible to rule out a heart condition. I hope this helps. Take care and see a psychiatrist if things do not get better with relaxation exercises, yoga, pranayama, and regular daily activities and exercise. I hope this helps.

Take care and have a lovely day !
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