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I am suffering from chest pain. Is it only because of anxiety or some heart disease?

Should I go to the ER? Or is this because I am crazy? So yeah, for the past month or so I have been experiencing shortness of breath and chest pains and what not. I could feel my heart fluttering and shit like that. But it;s not like I CANT breathe, more like difficulty breathing. I know I suffer from anxiety , but I still don t know if this is something serious or just the anxiety. I get chest pains all day, sometimes I feel dizzy or naseus. Anyhoo, I made an appointment with my doctor(who I have already seen for this and just had a chest x-ray and bloodwork done) but that is like two weeks away. Anyway, the anxiety is killling me and I am afraid there is something seriously wrong. I am a 22 year old woman and have stupidly been smoking for ten , yes TEN years about a pack a day. I drink coffee as well. So, I wonder if I should wait for the appointment, or go to the ER for the same symptoms I have been experiencing off and on for about a month? Any opinions? Thanks. Yeah, just calm down that s SUCH a good idea, I ll just calm down, no reason to FREAK THE HELL OUT when you think you are DYING. Thanks for the spell check, moron, I appreciate this kind of arrogance when I ask strangers for advice, though I should have expected it. As far as the smoking thing goes, YES I am going to quit, thanks for those little gems.
Mon, 14 Dec 2009
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Okay, I have a 7 1/2 month old daughter whom I just took to the ER today thinking that I really didn't need to take and it turned out that if I hadn't, she would have probably been dead by tonight. So you're always better safe than sorry. If you're worried about it, you should go to the ER. You may be having an anxiety attack or you may be having a heart attack. It could be either one. Just go and you'll be better off if it was nothing than you will be if you choose not to go and it was something. Please, for your own safety, go to the ER. God Bless!
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