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Anxiety Attacks And Heart Attacks
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
Risk factors: You have to examine yourself, ask the risk factors: hypertension, male sex, smoking, high cholesterol, other diseases (dm, obesity, rheumatologic such as sle) and family history and age.. Then look at the symptoms of chest pressure, severe sweating, dyspnea, radiation of pain. Again reassess the risks, have a baseline ekg. Don't be overconfident of anxiety unless assesses properly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I honestly cannot distinguish the difference between anxiety attack, heart attack, and my allergic reaction. Help please?
How can I differentiate panic attacks or anxiety from heart attack if they have the same symptoms?Normal 2decho jan 2013, ecg, threadmill stress test
SCARED?: You sound like excess anxiety and panic attacks have you worried. Unless you have a pretty specific defect a heart attack is unlikely to be a danger. However, the emotions are giving you some real distress. Getting help when youre not doing well alone is perfectly honorable and really makes sense. Anxiety and panic can be controlled. Psychotherapy and meds will do the best job. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
So im either having a panic or anxiety attack or im havin a heart attack im shakey feel like i cant catch my breath but doin 15 a min and im dizzy?
Panic Disorder: “im havin a heart attack, shaky feel like i cant catch my breath, and dizziness” are likely due to Panic Disorder. This does not seem heart attack. Breathing 15/minute is normal. Feel Blessings of 3 Million Air Sacs in your lungs due to which you have Breath of Life every 4 seconds. Discuss with Psychiatrist: •Diagnosis •Ativan or Xanax (alprazolam) for Panic •Therapy for Stress •Relaxation •Visual Imagery ...Read more
Panic attacks: Panic attacks are psychologic reactions which can have symptoms which mimic those of heart attack. A real heart attack is caused by a heart blood vessel blocking off and damaging a part of the heart. Heart attack can be fatal. Panic attack usually isn't fatal but can be psychologically incapacitating. ...Read more
Panic vs. Heart: The symptoms for both MAY look the same. Please go to your doc to rule out any medical condition and then see a mental health pro who treats anxiety disorders. He/she can teach you strategies to deal w/panic if that is what's going on. Peace and good health. See www.relaxationresponse.org for some self-help. ...Read more
What should I do for recent anxiety attacks? Had to call 911 cause i thought it was a heart attack?
If otherwise healthy, can an anxiety or panic attack lead to a heart attack if your heart is racing extremely fast during that panic?
I get random panic attacks and i always feel like i'm gettinga heart attack or something. I'm scared and i feel like i'm going to die. The doctors said that I have anxiety. What should I do?
Yes, it could be: It sounds like your doctors have found that your heart is doing well. Panic attacks can truly feel like heart attacks -- in fact many people having their first episodes go to er's because of that. Panic can produce many physical symptoms, like chest pressure, shortness of breath, dizziness, etc. See a psychiatrist for eval and treatment; cbt w/psychologist is important too. Be well. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can a panic attacks leads to a sudden heart attack? My doctor told my heart is fine now after a successful heart operation. But I still feel anxiety &
Am i at risk of heart attack or stroke if I have high cholesterol and anxiety and panic attack?Mormal 2decho jan 2013, ecg, threadmill stress test
cn nightmares cause heart attack? 22, no history of heart probs, frequent anxiety panic attacks, insomnia,
BP normal, blood glucose normal, ECG irreg
Do you have the ability to prescribe me medication for anxiety and recent increases in panic attacks? It seems to typically be a combination of a PTSD, my hyperthyroid, and then I just get stuck in my head and panic. Almost feels like a heart attack.
Anxiety attacks will radiate to the left face left shoulder and arms that you will suspect heart attack? I hav normal stress test, ecg, 2dechoe, c- trop.
Can i smoke marijuana a few days after a anxiety/panic attack? 2 days ago i had a panic attack while smoking marijuana. I went to the hospital out of fear that it was a heart attack. I had an EKG done, chest x-rays and blood work and the results came back
Probably NOT!: There are two major classes of psychoactive ingredients identified in mj: thc which induces hallucinatons and euphoria or dysphoria/panic--being stoned. Cannabinoids which are not intoxicating and which may aid focus and pain relief. Current cultivation of high thc plants has given rise to greater anxiety/panic/paranoia and psychosis in susceptible persons. Negative circumstances can contribute. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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