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I have had anxiety since I can remember, at least around age 5 and its gotten more complex as I've gotten older. I recently have been under A LOT of stress and have been going through some family troubles etc... but over the past few weeks or so I have been having this tight, uncomfortable pain in my chest. The pain is sharp and dull at times and radiates from my chest to my shoulders and back. I also feel like I'm not getting enough air. No matter how deeply I breathe in I feel not enough air comes back out and I am easily winded when talking. I also constantly feel like I have a lump in my throat (like right before you cry)

Is this all stress or something worse??? I am also terrified of going to the doctors office.

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replied June 25th, 2010
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Thanks for using this forum...

Tightness of chest and difficulty in breathing can mean a lot of things...It may be srious or just a viral thing,I would recommend you to go to a doctor and get a few tests done without worrying too much...time lost will only increase your anxiety and it will relieve you to know whta's happening inside you.....

take care,

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