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Ireland Baldwin Says She Lives 'In Constant Fear' She's Having a Heart Attack Due to Anxiety

Ireland Baldwin Says She Lives 'In Constant Fear' She's Having a Heart Attack Due to Anxiety

Ireland Baldwin is opening up about her anxiety.

In an Instagram post on Thursday (January 6), the 26-year-old revealed that uses a blood pressure machine to make sure she isn’t having a heart attack, which she attributed to her “cardiophobia.”

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“This is not an ad for a blood pressure machine. This is not at ad at all. I am posting this for whoever suffers with anxiety and anxiety disorders like I do,” she wrote alongside a photo of herself holding the device.

“I ordered a blood pressure monitor to accurately read my heart rate and blood pressure because I live in a constant fear that I’m dying from a heart attack … also known as cardiophobia,” she continued.

Ireland added, “The heart palpitations and chest pain brought on by your typical anxiety attack convinces me that I am a 26 year old with an underlying heart condition that I don’t have.”

She went on to say that while she doesn’t take medication for her anxiety as she does “not believe in it,” she’s accepting of those who do decide to medicate.

“I have worked with anxiety specialists and I have gotten into breath work … but nothing brings me more comfort than an EKG,” she said.

“To answer your question, yes … my anxiety has gotten SO BAD in the past that I have called ambulances and have had hospital visits where paramedics and doctors assure me my heart is ok,” Ireland continued. “I know it may seem silly to you, but this little machine has brought me the utmost comfort.”

She explained that the device has been a huge source of comfort for her and that those going through similar mental health struggles are not alone.

“I just want anyone who suffers from their own anxieties to know that I am here and you are not alone,” she said. “It can be so embarrassing and isolating at times. My anxiety has made me miss out on a lot in this life and my true 2022 goal is not let it get in my way. I have anxiety that is caused by food, my digestive system, my heart, big crowds, talking about anxiety, airplanes, you name it. You’re not alone.”

She continued, “Hold on to your comfort item right. Don’t let people make you feel guilty for having to take a walk or take some space or stay home because you’re not feeling good. Surround yourself with people who understand or at least try to. And if you’re feeling anxious right now … deep breaths. You’re going to be ok. :)”

Ireland recently shared her thoughts on the tragic accident that took place at the 2021 Astroworld Festival.

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