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chest pain as TMS? it's quite scary...

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by Xanamcx, May 16, 2019.

  1. Xanamcx

    Xanamcx New Member


    Just a quick introduction, I have been struggling with my weight and eating for more than 15 years and I just couldn't follow through a healthy eating/exercise regime without feeling TMS pain in the form of back pain, stomach pain, other musculoskeletal pain and now chest pains. So basically, I haven't had any success with my endeavor. Although I dismiss my physical pain that I feel when I am in the middle of healthy program as TMS still it's quite difficult for me (yes, excuses excuses!). Recently, I tried another program, and there it went, then the chest pains came, like proper heaviness, shortness of breath and changes in my ECG. As in I was scared that I was dying. The doctor said it is not that morbid so just to take it easy and just come back when it's persistent.

    Okay fine. So I started to go back to mindless eating and now I am feeling so bad about it but I don't have any chest pains. But I have so much pain as disappointment and feeling like a failure in my being. Same shit really.

    I don't know, chest pains are scary and I don't know I am really really sad about my never ending battle.

    Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
  2. sam908

    sam908 Peer Supporter

    It could be costochondritis, which is usually TMS.
  3. Xanamcx

    Xanamcx New Member

    Yes it could be. But sometimes I forget to survive the doubt if it’s a real thing or just tms.

    This is so difficult.
  4. Dfw

    Dfw Peer Supporter

    Exploring panic attacks would be an avenue to explore. There are too many ways to address your questions/comments. Have you tried doing it one small step at a time. Working your way up the ladder one step at a time rather than jumping several steps at once. There are 100’s of sites out there with information on starting a healthy regime. Start with 5 minutes walking each day, then 10, then 15 etc. Start eating one weight reducing/healthy option at each meal.

    These may allow your anxiety to transition with your own transition to a healthier mind and body.

    Good Luck, I know it’s hard. I quit smoking 20+ years ago, it was hard, but with persistence, I was able to do it. Apply the same principles to your situation and I know you can do it.

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