Can beta blocker make you short of breathe? (minax 50) or me having panic attack about heart attack again?

Maybe (not) . . . Some beta blockers can affect lungs leading to shortness of breath (opposite effect of beta agonist such as albuterol). Metoprolol shouldn't do this but individuals vary in sensitivity. Of course, panic attacks can also make one feel short of breath. Best to go see your family doc about your concerns. There are safer options (ssris) to treat panic attacks w/o addictive benzodiazepines.

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Was having a bad panic attack after I ate so I took two beta blockers but I still feel it pounding somewhat. Am I having a heart attack?

See your doctor. It is very rare for someone your age to have a heart attack. Talk to your doctor about your symptoms and appropriate treatment. Avoid the use of caffeine especially high energy drinks. If you smoke, quit. Palpitations can be a symptom of panic and anxiety. Your doctor can order an EKG and check your thyroid. Avoid any illicit drug use especially stimulants such as meth or cocaine. Best wishes! Read more...

How can you tell the difference between a heart attack abd panic attack?

Sometimes very hard. A panic attack looks a lot like a heart attack...They are quite difficult to tell apart. Thus, if you have symptoms of a heart attack, even if it ends up being a panic attack, you should not hesitate seeing a doctor or calling 911. Heart attack symptoms can be chest pain, trouble breathing, dizziness. These can be the exact same symptoms of a panic attack. Read more...

What to do if I can't tell if I am having a panic attack or a heart attack! How do I find out?

Panic attacks. See your dr, get an ekg and workup as he recommends. Panic attacks are a diagnosis of exclusion, that is when all other causes have been investigated. Read more...
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Really cannot differentiate if it is a heart attack or a panic attack. How to tell the difference?

Tests. Ekg and blood samples are needed. Most homes don't have this capability so you'll probably need to consult your doctor. Read more...
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What's the difference between heart attack and anxiety panic attack symptoms?

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...

How do I know if im having a mini heart attack or that I have anxiety or panic attacks?

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...