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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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Doctor :   hello
User :   Hello,for about half a year now I have been having pressure in my chest and feeling like I cannot breath it is not asthma I am sure of that.
Doctor :  
how can i help u?
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
whats ur age/sex?
User :   It happens maybe 3 to 4 times a week but now for about a week straight I have been feeling a slight pressure.
User :   20 Male
User :   6'1 129 Pounds.
Doctor :  
User :   I believe it could be Panic Disorder. But I am not sure.
Doctor :   do u have chest pain?
User :   No.
User :   I also have hot cold flashes.
Doctor :  
only difficulty in breathing?
User :   Numbness on the tips of my fingers.
Doctor :  
User :   Oh
Doctor :  
User :   And I have heart papulations.
Doctor :  
User :   Heart palpitations*
User :   Sorry
Doctor :  
do u feel ur own heartbeat?
Doctor :  
its ok
User :   Yes.
User :   It jumps from 84 to 120
Doctor :  
any trigger for the attack?
User :   Not really it just happens out of the blue.
Doctor :  
User :   Also I have a fear of death when it happens really badly.
Doctor :  
will u have sweating?
User :   But for the past week it has just been mild chest heaviness.

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