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Can anxiety attacks cause tight chest muscles/arms? And feel the after effects the next day?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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In brief: Possibly

Panic attacks sxs: anxiety; rapid, pounding heart; chest tightness/pain; shortness of breath w hyperventilation; hot /cold flashes; butterflies in stomach, nausea or vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; ^ sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking, difficulty swallowing or tight throat; They usually peak w/i 10 mins.
There may be a sense that you aren't real or that the

In brief: Possibly

Panic attacks sxs: anxiety; rapid, pounding heart; chest tightness/pain; shortness of breath w hyperventilation; hot /cold flashes; butterflies in stomach, nausea or vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; ^ sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking, difficulty swallowing or tight throat; They usually peak w/i 10 mins.
There may be a sense that you aren't real or that the
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
world around you is surreal. You may be afraid you're going crazy or that you'll die. Panic attacks usually peak w/i 10 mins & than v, but can leave you exhausted or w residual anxiety. Must rule out medical causes.
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