Heart attack or panic attack?

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Dreamermarie1995
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   Posted 4/30/2013 12:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been stressing out about a lot of things. If this guy I like likes me back. I just got out of an abusive relationship. Very horrible past. Friday I felt werid all day not myself. I thought i was because of this dream I had the night before. Saturday night I was laying on my couch laughing when I started getting a sharp pain in my chest. I thought it was heartburn so I rolled over laying on my left arm watching youtube videos on my phone when my left arm started to hurt a little bit and tingle then got ice cold. My heart began to race and the pains came back. Now here it is three days later and my heart keeps fluttering my left arm still gets cold and tingles. I get really light headed when I take deep breaths sometimes feeling like im going to pass out. My fingers also feel tight. Last night I also had a strong metallic taste sort of like blood in the back of my throat. Im also shaking a bit. I don't want to go to the hospital if it is only a panic attack. Does anyone know what is going on? It is really starting to scare me. Sorry for the bad grammar and misspellings.

Dreamermarie1995
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   Posted 4/30/2013 12:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Now I am feeling the need to vomit.

worriedabouthubby
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   Posted 4/30/2013 6:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I would get checked out.  Go see your physician, or if you don't have one, go to an urgent care center rather than the emergency room.  It will calm you mind and let you know what is happening.  It sounds like it needs to be addressed- whether it is a panic attack or something else. 

stkitt
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   Posted 4/30/2013 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   
 
Hello and welcome to HW.  I hope you made an appointment or went to an urgent care today if your sx continued.
 
Getting out of an abusive relationsip was certainly anxiety provoking as well as a stress to your system.  Please feel comfortable posting in our A + P forum if your Dr. does not find anything physically wrong with you. The people in the Anxiety Forum will welcome you with open arms and they know a whole lot about Anxiety and panic.
 
Kindly,
Kitt
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BeRock
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   Posted 5/18/2013 2:41 AM (GMT -6)   
They treat panic attacks at the hospital, too. My hubby has panic attacks and I've taken him to the ER several times for them.

stkitt
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   Posted 5/19/2013 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
To all members looking for info on heart attacks - the very first thread at the top of the page is pinned there and will answer most of your questions re heart attack symptoms.  Just click on thhis link:
 
 
Remember, HW is not meant to take the place of seeing or talking with your medical professional.
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Shang
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   Posted 5/30/2013 9:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm new around here, but has anyone brought up "Transient Ischemic Attack" in this context?

TIA can resemble the onset of a stroke, or a heart attack, or for that matter TIA is similar to the symptoms of a panic attack.
Anyone who hasn't experienced a panic attack has no idea how it can scare the bejezzus out of someone--you're fairly sure you're going to die, it's just a question of how soon, and who is going to take care of your cat ! Dreamermarie describes the symptoms pretty well in the initial post on this thread.

Unfortunately it is difficult for the Star of the Show to differentiate between TIA, panic attack, or gawd forbid, a stroke or heart attack, since their judgment is impaired at the time.

Probably the best thing to do is call for the big white taxi with the red crosses on the back, pay the co-pay, and hope for a better day.

The good news is that if it is TIA or a panic attack it is scary but more or less harmless, and serves as an alert that the person needs to see a doctor PDQ.

stkitt
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   Posted 9/21/2013 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
 
Good Afternoon and welcome to HealingWell and the Heart Forum. HealingWell is a thriving online community focused on mindful living and healing well with a chronic illness. 
 
Our members reach out and find support from others dealing with similar health challenges.  We ask that our members choose the forum that meets their needs  the best. If you have more than one issue please feel free to post in the ones that are affecting you so you may help one another.
 
We also ask you to take the time to introduce yourself in a new thread before  responding to the topics already in progress.  This is easily done.  Simply click on the "New Topic" button and the program will open a box for you to post your intro. This will help members see your first post and extend a hand to you. 
 
This forum is the Heart - Cardiovascular Forum.  We do have a Anxiety - Panic Forum if that is your major challenge however the original poster of this thread only posted the one time and has not been seen since the end of April.
 
I am going to lock this thread down so other members don't think this is a thread about panic attacks.
 
Kindly,
Kitt
 
 
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