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Anxiety Or Congestive Heart Failure?

i am a 27 yrs old female, 5.2 ft with no apparent physical problems
except for being tired and weak for the last 6 months and having some
chest pain at times. From time to time I get lightheaded but I do not
understand how significant this is. Are these symptoms something to
worry about? My primary care doctor told me that this is mostly due to
anxiety but I might have to go and get checked by a specialist if there is
something wrong with my heart. One term he used was congestive heart
failure, but he didn't sound that it is very serious.
Am I worrying to much about this? I do have some stress in my life (i
am a graduate student), but I want to go to the end of this situation
since it takes a toll on my school performance.
Is this congestive heart failure something serious? Is there a higher
risk for heart attack if you have this? Thanks a lot!

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replied November 30th, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
These symptoms are consistent with anxiety disorder. Congestive heart failure is decompensated heart failure.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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