I would like some advice, obviously an anxiety forum is the place to go:)
I am a 24 year old male, 6ft1 185lbs in decent shape even though i smoke. I do not drink and i take prescription pain medication (oxycontin and percocets) because of an accident i was in a few years ago , i walk with a cane now because my knees were destroyed basically. I also suffer with a severe anxiety disorder. I'm on edge 24/7. Somedays i have full blown panic attacks, somedays i don't but the anxiety is always there. My main concern is for my heart, it always feels like theres some kind of strange pressure in the center of my chest. And my chest muscles feel tight all the way up to my throat. Occasionally my left shoulder and arm will hurt and i find myself constantly aware of my breathing. Sometimes i get short of breath and hyperventilate. I've been to urgent care twice over the past 2 months and both times i had a ECG and it came out normal. But i cannot shake the feeling. I'm totally convinced i have a heart problem and am on the verge of having a heart attack. Since i take pain meds for my knees i've been worried about them being the cause of a heart problem so i've cut down taking them which is not good for my anxiety because i'm in extensive pain if i do not take them. I cannot take any ativan or xanax because i refuse to mix medications out of fear of having a fatal interaction. I don't know where else to turn to. Whenever i see my doctor he chalks it up to anxiety. I've asked for blood work and xrays just to be certain but he won't send me for any stating that it is all just anxiety. The only tests i've had done were 2 ECG over the last 2 months. Anyone going through a similar scenario as myself ? any advice would be greaty appriciated.