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When I get stressed, I feel sharp chest pain and can't seem to breathe properly. Is this normal?

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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not normal

Either hyperventilation from severe anxiety, or else angina.
Need to consult with your doctor.

In brief: Not normal

Either hyperventilation from severe anxiety, or else angina.
Need to consult with your doctor.
Dr. Eric Toloza
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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Probably

Chest pain and difficulty breathing are common symptoms of a panic attack.
However, for patients with cardiac risk factors (diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol) and those over the age of 40 really should see a physician to be certain these symptoms are not related to a heart problem.

In brief: Probably

Chest pain and difficulty breathing are common symptoms of a panic attack.
However, for patients with cardiac risk factors (diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol) and those over the age of 40 really should see a physician to be certain these symptoms are not related to a heart problem.
Dr. Luke Hermann
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