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Can an anxiety attack cause you to cough to the point that you are gasping for air? Symptoms are, rapid heart beat, difficulty breathing.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes it can

Yes, anxiety attacks can make you gasp for air ; have rapid pulse.
However, you also need a medical evaluation for these issues since asthma and other causes can result in similar outcomes. Panic attacks can cause all kinds of physical symptoms -- but please don't jump to that explanation without complete workup. If it's indeed anxiety, please know there are excellent treatments!

In brief: Yes it can

Yes, anxiety attacks can make you gasp for air ; have rapid pulse.
However, you also need a medical evaluation for these issues since asthma and other causes can result in similar outcomes. Panic attacks can cause all kinds of physical symptoms -- but please don't jump to that explanation without complete workup. If it's indeed anxiety, please know there are excellent treatments!
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