A 46-year-old female asked:
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feeling numb all over chest tighten up hard to breathe and crying for no reason is that a panic attack?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Most likely panic: This sounds like a typical panic attack. Since you had cardiac symptoms it would be a good idea to see your doc. Perhaps an adjustment of you Effexor (venlafaxine) is in order as well. Best wishes.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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