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A 40-year-old female asked:

When having a panic or anxiety attack does it make chest hurt and have hard time breathing and lips go numb and arms go numb?and i get light-headed

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Anxiety: You just gave a very accurate description of a panic/anxiety attack.
Dr. Joseph Shen
Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
These can cause : The symptoms... Hyperventilating and surging stress hormones such a epinephrin and norepinephrine can reduce the blood flow to your heart and brain giving you a feeling of impending doom... With all said and done, you need a proper medical work up to ensure that you have a healthy heart!

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