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Have anxiety problems. Heart palpitations and fluttering. Why is it hard to breath?

i have anxiety problems but lately my symptoms have changed. heart palpitations and fluttering every day, hard to get deep breath, and pains in chest and right arm with acid reflux as well. i also have recently pulled my right shoulder and have bursitis there now. i have been to my family doctor dozens of times this year and she thinks its still anxiety. should i get second opinion or am i just being paranoid?
Asked On : Fri, 17 Aug 2012
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Dear patient,

I always think that if you are uncertain as a patient, a second opinion from a good colleague is positive; once you see 2 different colleagues with a similar (almost impossible to be identical) perspective about your medical problems, then it builds more confidence and gives you peace of mind; this is particularly important if anxiety is the underlying cause.

Truly yours,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN
Answered: Thu, 27 Jun 2013
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