by Vlasta Kuster
Chest pain as anxiety symptom is described as a sharp, stabbing sensation that is triggered suddenly. So, when chest pain is actually an anxiety symptom ?
Individuals occasionally face anxiety, fearfulness and nervousness. It is, in fact, a typical response to the unusual situations and events of our daily lives.
However, some people experience anxiety quite often and it may be the case that they unintentionally and unknowingly associate the symptoms of their well-being with other pain or disease conditions.
One of the typical and unpleasant symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks is chest pain. When we first think of it as a heart attack, we can be very scared, but we should know that not every chest pain is a sign of a heart attack. Sometimes these are unpleasant and painful symptoms, symptoms of anxiety.
A study at the University of Texas found that one in ten people who experience a panic attack experience chest pain.
Many people experience pain and as a result, describe the panic attack as one of the most difficult experiences they have ever experienced.
Anxiety chest pain is described as a sharp, stabbing sensation that is triggered suddenly, and the person is usually subjected to stress or anxiety before the onset of chest pain.
Chest pain caused by anxiety or panic attacks usually lasts about 10 minutes, but in cases where the person is panic-stricken, the symptom can be aggravated and the pain can also last up to 15 minutes.
Common symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks are:
Chest pain is one of the characteristic symptoms of angina and a heart attack, which is why we can switch one pain for the other.
However, there are some obvious differences:
When we are anxious, there is a physical reaction in our body - we start to sweat or we feel short of breath. In a sense of anxiety, the body and brain trigger a stress response that involves a physiological change.
The body becomes tight and tense.
A stress response can also include a psychological or emotional response, which means that we become more aggressive or more easily upset.
When we are stressed or anxious, our body prepares to fight or flight.
Unless the stress or fight-and-flight stress is often experienced, the body should completely recover within 30 minutes.
However when such stress is experienced too often, the body cannot regenerate. This leads to increased muscle tension and pain in the chest.
In a stressful situation, the heart rate increases and because the chest muscles are tight, this leads to unusual pain.
We can help ourselves with some simple techniques such as:
It is good to take care of your body as well as your mind.
We can never know for sure whether or not we will ever feel anxious chest pain.
Knowing and mastering a variety of techniques will help us and give us the feeling that we are ready and that it will be easier to manage and quickly alleviate chest pain and possible panic attacks.
Better yet, there is a technique that can help relieve anxiety by triggering chest pain and, as a result, triggering panic attacks with EFT therapy.
This is a significant difference and the fact that EFT therapy cannot be compared with the above mentioned guidelines, which offer only a current solution.
Using EFT therapy is the most profound relief, since EFT therapy does not relieve or eliminate symptoms, but with its help we focus on the causes of the problem we are facing and completely eliminate it and relieve ourselves emotionally.
Vlasta Kuster, holds an MA degree in Basic Medical Sciences and uses her 3-month EFT therapy in her work to help people to do away with panic attacks and anxiety for good. She has more than 10-year experiences in EFT therapy and achieves at least 90% success in permanently eliminating anxiety and panic attacks. You may contact her through her website freeofpanic.com