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chest pain when emotionally hurt. am i weak?

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After I argue with my girlfriend if I am emotionally hurt I get a chest pain until I feel better. During this time I don't want to eat anything. Sometimes it can be for a few hours or a day. When I told her about this she told me that I am a weak person and depressed and should see a doctor. Is she right about that?


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replied November 30th, 2016
Mental Conditions Answer A59650
Hi,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

The symptoms that you are having are due to anxiety attacks rather than depression. Symptoms of anxiety neurosis include sweating, headaches, nausea, muscle tension, muscle aches, trembling and hot flashes.

Psychologic counselling helps a lot. Anti anxiety medicines are needed only when the symptoms persist even after psychologic counselling. Indulgence in yoga and meditation also helps. You should consult a psychiatrist and get it evaluated.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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