Heart attacks in flight

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Avatar n tn The fear is intense. Your body responds with an extreme flight or fight reaction..heart pounding, sweating, high blood pressure, tight chest etc. You are responding as if you just met a lion while alone in the middle of a dark jungle. Yes it is treatable both with medication and psychotherapy. Hope you are not having a panic attack...maybe you are just being a bit anxious or worried about something...some problem in living that is creating some stress.
Avatar m tn I am a 48 year old white male, and I have already had a total of 5 heart attacks (all within the last 5 tears). At first my doctoer thought it was due to my low HDL, as it has been lower that 28 for the last 5 years. But after my last attack, about 3 months ago, the doctors are now thinking that my body is trying to reject the 3 stents the have pkaced in me. This last attack was pretty serious, and we are planning to have a defibri;ator implanted later this month.
Avatar n tn Interesting topic. I never really thought about it until I read these notes. I wonder if all that pacing has to do with "fight or flight" . Now that I think about it, the few I remember having in the house, I got up immediately and began looking for the cell phone to make my way out of the house with cell phone in hand, as if to ... (don't really know). Maybe I was going to call someone and then get in the car and drive somewhere safer??
Avatar n tn I have a irregular heart beat which is made worse by pannic attacks,I live in a constant state of panic because of the thought of having another one. my mind races all the time, it is a big deal just to get out to the store, for fear of having another a panic attack while I am out. I get dizzy, my heart pounds, I cant breathe, my eyes dont want to focus,I feel hot all over I feel like something bad is happening to me .I am on lorezapam, have been put on lexapro but I couldnt take it.
Avatar m tn I usually feel lethargis and drained AFTER a PA. I always call it my panic "hangover", DURING a PA, it's just full blown fight or flight for me..heart pounding, racing thoughts, sweaty, you name it.
633284 tn?1271714418 my husband left for over seas and returns in 2 weeks I just started getting these weird attacks I feel lik this constantly and I don't know what to do I try to kp myself busy and it only helps for so long and then when an attack come outa nowhere thats all I think about and I am freakin either jittery all day even from the time I wake up ......
Avatar n tn The first symptom I had with my blockages was being short of breath. I still waited until I had chest pain and dizziness (3 months) before going to the ER. (I had never had any cardiac problems before then, just PVD). By the time I got in to see a cardiologist my right coronary artery was 90% blocked and I could have had a heart attack if I had waited any longer. My heart attacks didn't happen until I had stents put in.
214864 tn?1229715239 ScienceDaily (Oct. 2, 2007) — Older women who experience at least one full-blown panic attack may have an increased risk of having a heart attack or stroke and an increased risk of death in the next five years, according to a new report. Panic attacks involve the sudden development of fear, anxiety or extreme discomfort accompanied by four or more additional symptoms, according to background information in the article.
Avatar n tn I used to be a newsreader on radio until I left several years ago after experiencing panic attacks on air. I just lost my nerve. I would hyperventilate and cut the news short. It happened over a 2 to 3 month period. I know a lot of things conspired to produce this response - bad diet (caffeine nicotine, sugar excesses), lack of exercise, lack of confidence, encountering too many fight or flight response situations etc.My question relates to wanting to go back into radio.
592117 tn?1219046927 could i have some heart problem from the drugs that could of went undetected in an ecg. i researched panic attacks it says something about the heart beating very fast but mine is like a big shooting pain i feal like its just going to stop.
Avatar n tn 2) I am phobic of flying and experience severe anxiety/panic attacks while in flight. My work travel has increased recently. While in flight, my heart rate races far above 100+ for the duration of the journey. I also experience shortness of breath, palpitations, chest pain, etc. I know these episodes are due to the anxiety of flying, and not a cardiac condition.
Avatar m tn Panic attacks, along with the sense of impending doom, walls closing in, shortness of breath, and chest pressure, also include palpitations, which is due to the excessive sympathetic response (flight or fight) due to adrenaline in the blood. The palpitations can be just due to the heart beating stronger from the increased stimulation, or can actually be abnormal beats caused by the adrenaline over stimulating heart cells which then activate early or abnormally.
615350 tn?1272598969 I have been having more panic attacks in my sleep recently. I have told my psycologist about this. We are having a very difficult time with my anxiety and panic because we cannot seem to find a trigger fro them and she says that normally people do not have panic attacks in their sleep. I just wake up with palipitations and extreme fear. My flight respons is on all cylinders and all I want is to get away. I often go outside to get freash air.
Avatar n tn I have had anxiety attacks for about 3 years. I also get charlie horses in my upper right abdomen when I do sit ups or crunches. Can the charlie horses be the cause of what is thought to be anxiety attacks. The anxiety attacks aren't pulsating heart anxiety attacks. It literally feels like a two ton elephant sitting on my chest all day long, everyday.
1979414 tn?1337803349 So, recently, I've been having some trouble sleeping. It's like I'm afraid to fall asleep for fear of waking in panic or not waking at all :( even when I'm so exhausted I could sleep on the floor, I go lay down ready for bed and I just can't fall asleep. I've been having more intense and frequent PAC's and I've had about two anxiety attacks in the past week. (I had been doing good, like maybe one every 2 weeks). I awoke just recently in a panic.
Avatar n tn I am going on a 8 hour overseas flight in 3 days and cannot get in to a cardiologist in the interim. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.Should I be cancelling my travel plans? Thank you.
1294115 tn?1272527068 true chest pain is caused by a lack of bloodflow to the heart muscle wall; in adults this is usually caused by Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), in the young, chest pain is usually due to some form of a severe form of Congenital Heart Disease, such as a Cardiomyopathy or structural abnormality.
Avatar f tn I have been in the hospital for 2 weeks with blood clots in my lungs. Since returing home I have had these attacks and thought I was going to pass out and die. My regular doctor told me I was having anxiety attacks. It makes me feel better knowing I 'm not going to pass out and die. Never had any pronblems before...
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14991338 tn?1447193706 I suffered severe anxiety which is now cooling off. I mainly had my worst attacks during or shortly after exercise. I noticed the pattern and now know its the exercise causing them. ive had all my heart tests done etc and nothing was found. I was told to carry on and ignore certain stress related symptoms. what I want to find out is if fight or flight DURING exercise only, is dangerous?
Avatar f tn But last time I flew, due to depression I have 3 oanic attacks on a 30 minute flight. My heart was racing like crazy and everytime I looked out of the window I felt dizzy. I was sooo relieved when the plane landed!! So due to this bad experience I am terrified of flying and am already nervous about it. I want to take start taking something the day before I fly and then the whole day for the journey which will be 7 hrs. I have tried xanax 0.5 mg at home just to see how I will feel.
Avatar f tn Panic attacks are often confused with heart attacks and is common for first time sufferers to seek inmediate medical attention, which is understandable and required in order to discount potential heart and circulatory issues. When first diagnosed, the most usual course of treatment is a combination of psychological and pharmacological therapy (antidepresants and antianxiety meds such as , prozac, diazepam and Xanax).
Avatar f tn t sleep I was up late and my left arm had been sore like a sort of dull pain for maybe the full day and I started thinking it was to do with my heart, as soon as I got that in my head my heart rate shot through the roof again it was racing for like an hour then I calmed down, these past few nights I can't sleep because I feel like I can hear my heart beating so hard and feels like I have a pain in my chest, I went to the doctors today and she didn't really help me she gave me some anxiet
Avatar n tn I am no longer anxious 24/7 but I suffer massive anxiety at work when it gets busy. Recently I read that there research linking panic attacks to heart attacks ,in young women too( due to spasms of coronary arteries, hardening of arteries etc). This is throwing me right back to constant anxiety as I cannot stop obsessing over the possibility of heart attack.
Avatar m tn One of my friends has currently been having some puzzling heart problems. She would be sitting in class, and all of a sudden her hear would race. She would immediately report to the infirmary, where the nurse would take her heart beat into record. I think the highest it ever was was pushing 120, almost into 130. It wasn't like she was doing anything physically strenuous. The only other symptom was a slight tingly sensation in her face, no specific part just all over.
Avatar f tn Our body goes through a fight or flight response when faced with fear or we are in danger. Anxiety works on this system in an overload effect. It stays in a constant fight or flight state pumping adrenaline into your system and leaving behind the terrible uncomfortable symptoms such as racing heart, sweating, dizziness. When your body is flooded with adrenaline your breathing pattern can change and your oxygen saturation to your body is depleted.