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Light headed, tight chest, panicy feeling, overwhelming feeling. had this for a few days. could this be anxiety?

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Dr. Janice Seward answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Yes this could be: All the symptoms you've listed are consistent with anxiety.

Answered 2/4/2016

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Dr. John Michel answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Most likely: Stress could be one answer. These sound like anxiety when they all occur at one time See your doc if needbe but try to get yourself under control. At your age medicine is not always the best answer.

Answered 3/18/2017

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Dr. Richard Raubolt answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Yes given the sudden: Panic disorders, a variant of anxiety, can come on suddenly mainly in physical symptoms that feel unusual and have no previous history. The light headedness , tight chest and and panicky feely may be the result of hyperventilation that is consistent with restricted breathing and is a common involuntary reaction to anxiety. Our tendency can be to "freeze" when we feel threatened or off balance.

Answered 5/10/2016

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Dr. Steven Griggs answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Yes. There are 33: Sx's of anxiety and you just described four of them. So consult with an MD to eliminate any possible physical causes, but if this is truly a psychological condition, then seek out a psychologist. At your age, there are many, many things that could cause this. Here's a primer in the meantime: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html This is for adults, so ask your parents...

Answered 5/10/2016

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