A 29-year-old female asked:
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Felt like heart was pounding. threw up. pounding feeling gone but now chest hurts and feels tight. history of anxiety. (never threw up from it)?

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Anxiety can produce: catecholamine secretion (fight or flight reaction) and these hormones often produce nausea or vomiting. Heart pounding would be an additional affect of the hormones. The act of vomiting can strain the muscles and bones of your chest leading to discomfort. Counseling would be helpful to address the source of your anxieties and avoid future episodes.
Answered on Feb 28, 2017
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