Anxiety or heart attack

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460185 tn?1326077772 How can I tell the difference between angina and other "disorders" like muscle spasm, stiff shoulder, indigestion, etc.? There is so much conflicting information that it is causing me a lot of stress. I know that taking nitro will stop angina for awhile but it won't stop a shoulder pain caused by pulling a muscle.
Avatar m tn I woke up that morning feeling faint of breath I thought it was because the way I was laying (on the couch with feet up) so I went and laid down in the bed while I was sitting up I felt faint like I was gone pass out so I quickly stood up and I felt A rush of adrenaline my heart quickly started to beat hard and rapid I was so scared I thought I was having a heart attack we called 911 they came out but no heart attack.
Avatar m tn I had a severe panic attack in 09, that left me worried I was gonna have a heart attack any day. They said it was anxiety. Took me a few months to feel like myself again but pushed through it. All the while still having shortness of breath constantly. I only seem to get rid of most of the issues when I start lifting weights again. Now 6 years later my grandfather passed away in november and all my panic and anxiety have come back in full force.
Avatar m tn Many of us that have anxiety think we have heart problems, or some other kind of ailment. What happens when your anxious is your chest muscles tighten up. You can also get palpitations. I understand it can be very hard to except that fact that you have anxiety. Are you seeing a counselor? If not, I highly recommend doing so. They can help you find out why you're having anxiety and also help with some techniques on how to deal with the anxiety.
Avatar n tn Anxiety and panic will NOT make your heart stop or make you stop breathing, no matter how scary the sensations feel. There would have to be a very serious underlying heart condition to cause your heart to stop, and in almost all cases, you would have symptoms that something was wrong. Are you having problems with anxiety that we can help with?
447939 tn?1235061943 Hi there! I read your post adn OH so thought of myself!! I have been going through this **** for about 17 yrs or so i guess. I am an alcoholic and I used to drink more to try to forget the anxiety, my "heart" problems, etc... It got to the point where whenever Id drink alot, the next morning my heart was racing SOO fast, it petrified me! After one good time, I quit drinking for a long time.
1504778 tn?1321394645 hey im 18 , 8 months ago i used to drink and smoke loads and i had a panic attack i have now quit drinking and smoking completely , since the panic attack iv felt weird i havent felt like myself i keep thinking something is wrong with me the smallest things i think o my god im gona die thats it or a panic attack is coming or a heart attack , black out or the usual that i seem to think a stroke . . .
671285 tn?1292660161 My heart was racing and it didn't stop for a while so I went to the ER. The staff ran numerous bllod tests on me and gave me an EKG which indicated that I was having a sinus tachychardia attack. I was also given an IV with some fluids to prevent me from dehydrating. After several hours I was sent home with a case of "ANXIETY". I felt very sick. And my heart tacing has caused quite the stir in me. It was beating rapidly and uncontrollably. I am only 27 years old.
Avatar f tn could well be a heart condition i was told i had anxiety for 2 years untill diagnosed with svt, google SVT, PVC & PSVT SEE IF ANY OF THE SYMPTOMS MATCH WHAT YOURE EXPERIENCING. GOOD LUCK!!!
716924 tn?1235869479 I thought I was having a heart attack or I was going to pass out, but when I got there and they ran all the tests I was fine. My physician couldn't explain the symptoms I had so he told me to just ignore them and breathe into a paper bag. I eventually went to a therapist who told me I had anxiety and panic attacks. It was upsetting that my physician didn't diagnose me because panic attacks are as real as any other disorder. I've had to educate myself through the internet basically.
Avatar f tn I am a 29 year old female. I don't smoke (any more), I don't drink caffeine (any more), and I consume absolutely no artificial sweeteners or soda (any more). I've suffered off and on with panic and anxiety for about 9 years. This past October, I started having panic attacks again, and they all felt like a heart attack. I had random pains in my chest and under my sternum. My arms hurt and my jaw sometimes feels tight.
Avatar f tn Im having a tingling in my left arm and i feel kinda funny behind my left breast could this be a heart attack...i do hae small vessell ichemia,,,and i also have bad anxiety,,im on ativan,risperdal and remeron.....
Avatar m tn t going to have a heart attack. He then listened to my heart and told me that it was just stress and anxiety. Can you help me out please and relieve me of my worry?
Avatar m tn All the time while I am in an anxious state. My anxiety usually lasts for about a month. Panic attacks usually come and go by about week two of the episode. The tingling feelings in my arms and legs are with me the entire time. A nuisance but I just ignore them. The unreal feeling usually hit me after the panic attacks. I've had some bad ones over the years but I just try to remember it is a build up of stress. Do you experience the same things? Send me a personal message if you like.
Avatar f tn numbness on both hands i panic thinking stroke or heart attack i went to the er got a ekg came back fine doctor told me it was anxiety n panic attack, a week later i went to primary doc, she said it might be hyperthyroid, because i lose weight n get shaky hands, so she prescribe beta blockers, i took them n cause some chest pain so i stopped taking them, so she said it might anxiety, plus my blood results came back normal, after i started getting pain on my right temples, headaches, pain on che
Avatar f tn I'm a 17 year old male and I've been suffering panic attacks since I was 14. My first panic attack happened at night I felt like my heart was beating too fast and I had my mom take me to the ER because I was panicking . I had blood tests done, EKG, and an X-ray of my chest. Everything was absolutely fine my EKG was good blood test and xray all came out fine.
Avatar m tn On friday I started to think that I was going to have a heart attack or a stroke, when i had the panic attack i thought I was having a stroke....mild.. it subsided and I dismissed it with intensions of going to a Dr that night to see what was going on. I finally get around to seeing a DR on Monday, tell em everything that's going on. They think it's anxiety. Perscribe medication but i can't take it with my job. I call a dr (sort of a second opinion) and he aggrees.... anxiety..