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Do I have anxiety?

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  • Posted By: MarcoTokes
  • June 6, 2009
  • 11:03 PM

I am 18 years old. Today is Saturday June 6th, and this all started Tuesday June 2nd. Around 10pm some friends and I smoked marijuana. I went way over my limits and smoked a large amount. I began having a, "bad high", I had to leave the movie theater because of the loud noises, and went to my friends car to sleep. I lost all sense of direction, and reality, but figured by the time I woke up the next morning I'd be fine. I woke up the next day with symptoms such as rapid heart rate, difficulty breathing, paranoia, and disorientation, and extreme tightness in my chest. I had no choice but to goto the emergency. While in E.R waiting room, I had an extreme panic attack which led me to run up to a medical attendant begging for help. The doctor performed an EKG on me, and hooked me up to heart monitors. He said nothing was wrong with my heart, shot me with a painkiller and let me go. Today the tightness and discomfort in my chest returned, so I went to the clinic. The doctor told me i had, "Intercostal Neuralgia" which is a virus that inflams the intercostal muscles. I am sitting here now not satisfied as i am expierencing symptoms such as excessive worrying, restleness, difficulty concentrating, tiredness, trouble falling asleep, chest pains, difficulty breathing and I can't get the thought of death off my mind. The tightness in my chest makes me constantly think about death, also the left side of my face is not numb, but feels different.

-If you have read this you must be interested so please has anyone experienced anything similiar, and finally could this be anxiety?
Thank you, Marco

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