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Unhappy Fear of a Heart Attack. - March 6th 2010, 06:37 PM

(Before I start, I put this in depression because I really had no idea where else to put i, and it does make me depressed. Although more worried.)

So, basically:
I think I have engulfed myself in a fear of having a heart attack.

I am a very lowgrade hypochondriac and have been ever since I heard a news repost about a woman that had died from a minor fall on a ski hill near when I lived. I hit my head skateboarding a short time after and was scared for my life over something that hurt for barely 10 minutes. Ever since then I've gotten wrapped up about most pains and aches; thinking of the possibilities of appendicitis and brain tumors.

I had been doing vere good for the past little while on not worrying about anything, and even got my self checked up with my family doctor and he said everything was OK. But now I have been having the slightest chest pains around my heart area and it has really been getting me worried.

I, myself, am 15 years old and have lived in a house where both parents smoke a moderate amount, but I have never had any health-related issues due to such. (No asthma, lung problems, etc) and I'm actually quite a good runner.

Anyway, I would like to hear some thoughts on how you guys feel about how worked up I am about this. Should I be this worried? I wake up every morning hoping to not have a pain, but then I get one and get scared for the rest of the day.

If I am skateboarding with friends or just hanging out I wont think about it and it will go away, and I never had these pains when I was younger so I am really hoping its just that whole "if you think it will happen, it will happen" theory where people worry about things too much to the point where it really does start to physically affect them.

Anyway, I have been having these pains for I'd say 3 weeks to a month, and I have not had anything ever go wrong in the case that I have had to tell my parents about it.

Anyway if you read everything, thank you, and please give me you're advice. Am I just making this up in my head or is there anything I should be worried about?

-Liam

EDIT: I have a regular hbpm and blood pressure, incase anyone was wondeing.
   
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Re: Fear of a Heart Attack. - March 6th 2010, 07:24 PM

Does the pain come and go?
Because I think I had the same thing.. turns out it was a molar (accidentally facebutted a desk) that was giving me trouble and somehow transferred the pain through my jaw and into my chest..
It was like a short, pulsing and sometimes pretty intensive pain..

Or you could just talk to your parents about it, you shouldn't have to go around worrying about it all the time.


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Re: Fear of a Heart Attack. - March 6th 2010, 07:52 PM

Hey, just a quick reply. I will add more if I get some more time :]

I think you should LIVE and LOVE life! Take it in your stride, and have fun - why wait for the worst case scenario??

My had has heart disease. Before you have a heart attack you'll often feel your jaw, shoulders, neck hurting/aching.

You can also get pre-cramps in your chest. If you get a cramp in your chest just count 5 mins, if the pain worsens or doesn't go away then call your EMTS.

But hey - You sound like a normal human! Your young! Your healthy. Don't worry - the chances of you getting any type of illness are so low - you have more change of getting to the moon :P (Well, maybe not quite that far - but you know :L )


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Re: Fear of a Heart Attack. - March 6th 2010, 09:06 PM

A big thanks to BOTH of you! I feel MUCH better now!

Also I'm sorry about you dad Claire, I hope he feels better and recovers as much as humanly possible!
   
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