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Does anyone know if anxiety/depression can have negative long-term effects on your heart?

Just wondering because the pain and tightening in my chest when I get an "episode" is scary and I feel like I'm dying sometimes. I don't think the stress is good for my heart. What do you think?

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nicolemstacy

Asked by nicolemstacy at 6:00 PM on Jan. 21, 2010 in Health

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  • My doctor is less concerned with my heart but she said the constant stress has burned out my adrenal glands. She says that's not good. They don't repair themselves.
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 6:05 PM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • I wouldn't worry about it, it will only stess you out more.....
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:13 PM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • it can...... google psychoimmunology. What your having sounds like possible panic attacks. A doctor can help you.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:02 PM on Jan. 21, 2010

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