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I am 26 years old and I am going through the exact same thing you are. About a year and a half ago it all began for me as well. At first I just had trouble taking deep breaths and would wake up suddenly every night over and over again. At that point in time I thought maybe I had sleep apnea and was afraid I was going to die in my sleep. And of course this multiplied the amount of times I woke up throughout the night by ten. After a couple of months of this it began to stop, as I began to convince myself that I didn't have sleep apnea and I was waking myself up.
Of course that wasn't going to be the end.....
I started to feel like I had pressure on my chest and my hand would go numb (left) and I freaked out and went to the emergency room. I too had an EKG and that, along with my blood pressure, was normal. I went home and tried to be rational about everything, but my constant fear was getting in the way. Everytime somebody mentioned any disease I had it! Things calmed down for a while and I felt like I was doing ok, besides the occasional thought of "what if I have that."
All of this ended about a year ago but the real anxiety started about four months ago....
I was on vacation and I started to have tingling in my left arm, hand, and the left side of my face. My jaw was tight and my back felt like it was full of knots. I was having pressure in my chest along with sharp pains, and my legs felt sore. I was convinced I was having a heart attack. My sister, convinced me to not go to the ER.
Since this attack I have had 3 more and the everyday constant fear of death. I too, like you, check my pulse constantly. My jaw will get tight from clenching and I have a hard time convincing myself that its just anxiety. "What if they aren't checking because they are convinced I am having a panic attack." Its a daily struggle.
I am currently on .50mg of Zoloft and in one week they are bumping me up to 100mg. I am also talking to a therapist. Sorry my response is so long, but hearing that someone else is going through the same thing definitely helps. I came on this website because I was feeling anxious and hearing your story helped me, and I hope my story helps you. :)

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