Someone Finally Described What I'm Feeling!

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   Posted 7/16/2014 6:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I read a post that someone hadn't been on in about a year. I've been having bizarre chest symptoms and didn't know how to describe it. I came upon this:

''I'd like to first thank anyone who can give me some clarity and thank you in advance. Because I'm scared out of my mind right now.

What occurred no more than 45min ago as I was sitting in a class, has happened before. I had one of these attacks as I'll call it last year around October maybe? The one previously was 6+ month prior. They usually occurred at night.

Well not this time, and this was possibly the worst one yet. I felt like I was going to die because of how my body was reacting. It started with a tough time breathing. And not that I was struggling to suck in air, it was just like my throat or maybe the chest was constricted in some way, but didn't 'feel' like it if that makes sense. After a little while of the breathing problems, I suddenly get this odd feeling come across my body. Almost as if the blood had been drained out of me and it's just so difficult to describe what this feeling is. This feeling like the previous times, results to the next stage. And that is HUGE heart beat increase out of no where. This last maybe a few minutes( the max speed of it ) then it slows down big time, almost to point where I feel like it's going to stop since it's so slow. Then it goes back to a regular, but still elevated heart rate. I then feel very weak after it, I have some problems being able to speak as I feel so drained and my hands are shaking a bit ( I assume from the adrenaline being pumped as I am panicking of course. )''

This is exactly what it feels like to me as well, almost as if I've had a heart attack and I'm about to die. I'll attempt to do some breathing exercises that don't seem to help and after about four hours it goes away. It's happened to me twice in two weeks. If anybody knows what I'm talking about, please, please tell me your story and if you have any clue to what may be causing this. Thank you.
Diagnosed 2014 Hypothyroidism and Lupus
Currently only taking 0.025mg of Levothyroxine
New to it all and completely freaked out!
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