So I hoped after my brain tumour fears were gone that I wouldn't be back here as I spent quite a while fretting over every single headache sign and symptom that has now pretty much dissappeared, after being reassured with an MRI that I didn't have a tumour.
Now however I have heart worries! I work as a cardiology secretary so as you can imagine, taking my mind off this is pretty much impossible. It all started with palpitations. I have had them for a while an usually ignored them (before I become so anxious) Now I can't stop fixating on them. They occur at random times, I get them most mornings and I just feel an uneasiness. When I check my pulse it pauses and then starts again with a thud. This can last from 5 seconds to a minute and I have random episodes throughout the day.
Then, just over a month ago I started getting pain behind my sternum which I tried to ignore as best I could.. but you know what it's like! I kept touching it, which then made the area sore. I then kept getting a dead arm. Not necessarily with the 'chest pain' but randomally, at work and sitting at home on sofa. It felt quite painful and heavy. Having these three symptoms terrified me and I immediately thought 'heart'! I went to the GP and they reassured me with an ECG which was normal (I didn't have the palps at the time.. typical) and said it sounds anxiety related as I'm young and healthy. I had bloods.. all normal.
So it continues and I can't stop fixating on it. My chest pain varies from sharp pains on the left side, around breast, sometimes on the right side and more often like a stinging sensation in the centre of my chest. Yesterday at work I had a really painful arm and shoulder blade. I can't see what could be causing this and although the GP has tried to reassure me, I just can't understand what it is!
The palps really scare me and I just want them to stop as they seem to happen even when I don't think about them. My mum gets them too and was told it's just normal. I noticed also when I drink alcohol, my palps become really bad. Which is a shame as I don't want to not have a social life!
I just want to be content and get on with my life but this is taking over. My BT fears were around xmas and it ruined my xmas, now 4 months on I have something new and it's my birthday on Monday. This anxiety is sucking the life out of me :-(