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!

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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. Read more...

What is the best way to tell a really bad panic attack from a heart attack? What are some symptom differences to be able to tell which to tell?

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Get help. Don't try to fight this yourself as the stress and anxiety level may worsen rather than subside and your physical health will suffer. You need professional help from your physician or a psychiatrist. Stress management is needed and medication may be prescribed at least short-term. Read more...

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