A 24-year-old male asked:
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what the difference between my anxiety symptoms and angina? the left side of my body goes numb after eating. i've been examined in the er and the doctors said i have no signs of heart attack, stroke, or cancer. i didn't notice i was depressed. could i be

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
When it happens: Angina means heart pain which is much much more likely to occur in older people and during physical exertion while panic attacks are often random, or due to some specific trigger such as supermarket/closed space likely elevator etc...During a panic attack, the symptoms are quite like angina. Being 24 and had work-up without cardiac involvement, panic is likely. Consult doc for treatment. Good luck.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Dr. Bac Nguyen commented
23 years experience Family Medicine
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Yes, there very effective treatments available for panic/anxiety problems--meds such as lexapro/zoloft/prozac/paxil/celexa etc...are quite good. Consult doc. Good luck
Aug 28, 2012
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Yes.: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity as tolerated.
Answered on Jul 7, 2019

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