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A 17-year-old male asked:

I have anxiety disorder. i have arm pain, shortness of breath, chest pain and have experien. all the symptom of a heart attack. im 17 years old. could this pain just be common with people who have anxiety disorder and depression? this is often. 2 ekg

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Dr. Mary Gealow
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Yes. : Anxiety can cause panic attacks where you feel like you are having a heart attack. Others just get the feeling they can’t breathe. I know a few people who faint during their anxiety atttacks and have had many normal ECGs and ER visits. You should see a therapist and consider medication for your anxiety.
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