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A 24-year-old female asked:

Early this morning i had a burning sensation in my chest a long with tingling and restlessness, i went outside now am in bath tub still feeling the burning. is this a heart attack or panic attack? 24 yo

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Get eval to know.: Heart attack would be unusual at your age. Panic attacks often last 2 to 10 mins. Possible sx’s: anxiety/panic, chest tightness/pain, rapid /pounding heartbeat, areas of numbness or pins & needles type sensation, hot flashes or chills & ^ sweating, tickle sensation in stomach or nausea, feeling dizzy /faint & shaking. The person may fear that they are going crazy or are out of control.

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Last updated Jun 1, 2020

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