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A 19-year-old male asked:

im 19 been having chest tightness and trouble catching breathe for three weeks on and off. i'm overweight and have anxiety. what could it be?

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Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Great question: Anxiety attacks are one possibility, however there are medical conditions that can also cause your symptoms as well as the misuse of drugs such as amphetamines or cocaine. The first thing is to have an evaluation by a primary care physician. If you have no medical conditions that are causing your symptoms, seek a psychiatry evaluation - this can help a lot with your symptoms.

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Last updated May 3, 2016

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