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Health scare or anxiety??

Monday, November 19, 2012

I have been good about getting to the gym the 3 days per week. I determined that even if I just do the treadmill, that is fine. Usually once I get that done then I feel like doing a few machines or free weights also. I overdid a little on Saturday, so am feeling it this morning.

Friday afternoon I was working on typing, pharmacist was filling, and one person was helping customers out front. All of the sudden I got an extremely tight chest, different from when I have the allergy induced asthma. I stepped back from the computer to go drink a glass of water, take an anxiety pill, and remove myself from the area for a minute. It took about 15 minutes for the tightness to completely leave. My first thought was anxiety/stress, since that is what has been really high lately when certain people are working. My mom got really concerned and asked me to be sure to let my doctor know about it when I see her next month. The concern comes because heart attacks in women do not show themselves like it does in men. I put it on my list of things to talk to the doctor about, we will see what she says. If it was the heart, stress would certainly be my first thought for the cause, so I am going to take the anxiety pills every day while working to keep the stress reactors lower. I hope that it was just the anxiety and stress came to a head from building up the past 3 months in particular. I will just try to relax for now.

Hope all have a good Monday. I am off to work.
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JBINAUSTIN 11/20/2012 3:03AM

    Oh, dear. That does sound scary. If it happens again, you should have it checked out right away. Your mom is right about women's heart attacks being different. I hope the anxiety pills keep the stress at bay until you get some time off.
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Comment edited on: 11/20/2012 3:04:09 AM

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