I posted a few days back about my HORRIBLE heart attack fears. I started Lexapro last week, so I am not sure if my anxiety has gotten worse because of this or if Im just losing it.
I have noticed the last few weeks at the gym while running on the treadmill that I became very short of breath. It progressively got worse throughout the week. If I would walk up a flight of stairs, I felt like I was trying to catch my breath. It freaked me out. I may have been more in tune w my symptoms since it did freak me out, but it was bad enough that I called my cardiologist on Friday. They told me to come right in. They did an EKG which was normal, but said that my symptoms are worrisome and I need further work up sooner than later stating that I could have a blockage or cardiomyopathy. It was scheduled for Wednesday!!! To me thats not sooner than later! I asked the dr if I was going to drop over during the weekend...his response "I dont think so, but if you get crushing chest pain, call 911 immediatly." REALLY? Thats supposed to make me feel better?! So all weekend I was scared to sleep or over do it with anything! The pain I had down my arm and in my jaw yesterday had me in full blown panic. I am convinced 100% there is a problem. I just find it hard to believe that I am young, work out 4x a week, and eat somewhat healthy, dont smoke/drink...and he mentioned the word blockage. Scared Im going to drop over and leave my young children behind. Wednesday can not come soon enough and pray I make it to then. This is all makeing me crazy. Does Lexapro make your anxiety worse, before it gets better? Advice please