A 27-year-old male asked:
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heart palpitations, tightness in chest, odd sensation left arm. two er visits. ekg, blood test, chest xray clean. symptoms persist. what now? please.

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Anxiety/panic attack: In light of normal evaluation twice in ER, it's time for you to see your Family Doc and discuss possibility of anxiety and/or panic attack as cause of symptoms. Check out http://www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/guide/mental-health-panic-disorder & http://www.adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/panic-disorder-agoraphobia for more info. Good luck! PS Avoid benzodiazepines if possible b/c highly addictive
Answered on May 18, 2015
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