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Symptoms of heart and anxiety attacks - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I'm not sure if I've had a heart attack. I overexerted while running..
User :   anyone there?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX
User :   hello doctor
Doctor :   Do you have breathlessness associated
Doctor :   And pain in the chest
User :   no.
Doctor :   Your age?
User :   pain i felt twice but for a few seconds.. felt like it was from my heart
User :   23
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Let me breif you the symptoms
User :   ok
Doctor :   Excessive sweats
Doctor :   pain in heart mostly in the right side
User :   i did sweat a few times
User :   no pain in heart right now
Doctor :   Pain deviating to right side shoulder and tip of fingers
User :   no
User :   my legs are tingling
Doctor :   And severe breathlessnss on exertion
User :   should i try to exert and check?
Doctor :   do you have any of those
Doctor :   Nonot rerquired
Doctor :   In that case there will be breathlessnes on minimal day to day chores
User :   i read it might be an anxiety attack
User :   i'm not sure
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i'm scared
Doctor :   Then need not worry
User :   i came back from exercise at around 9:30
Doctor :   Regarding overexertion it mainly due to poor stamina i guess?
User :   my legs trembled and i was sweating a lot suddenly
User :   i felt pain for around 2 seconds in my chest
Doctor :   I guess you could have also had an hypoglycemic attack
User :   i ran too hard.
Doctor :   I guess you were not equally nourished before excercise
User :   i had food.. banana cereals and milk after i returned
Doctor :   That what had made you dehydrated
User :   but i wasn't feeling giddy
Doctor :   Resulting in those symptoms
User :   and i drank water regularly while exercising
User :   i read about how some heart attacks occur without pain
User :   how do i know it's not that?
Doctor :   Even though you might have lost essential minerals during excercise
User :   ok
Doctor :   In that case will require to go for an ECG as you have nill symptoms
User :   should i?
Doctor :   In case the matter is making you more anxious better go for it can releive your anxiety
User :   true
User :   i don't want to tell my parents and unneccessarily make a fuss
Doctor :   Thats a wise option
Doctor :   And neither you need not worry
Doctor :   Considering your age i feel you dont have any issues at present
User :   i could sneak out by myself i guess
Doctor :   And do you consume alcohol? or smoke?
User :   no..
User :   is everything here confidential?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   I can assure you
User :   i od ed on weed in august
User :   i had similar symptoms then
Doctor :   Plz breif your explaination
Doctor :   od ed?
User :   overdosed
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Ok
User :   confidential right?
Doctor :   always overdose of narcotic substance will have paliptations and tiredness
User :   ok. but it was in august
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i don't do it now
Doctor :   then your sign is purely due to overexertion
User :   should i wait for any symptom before i go for an ecg or will it be too late then?
Doctor :   You have one for your satisfaction
User :   ok
User :   how much does it usually cost?
Doctor :   Around XXX rs
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   i don't know if it's anxiety. i feel slightly better after talking with you
User :   i hear some kind of clicks in my head
Doctor :   Just keep coolm
Doctor :   It normally heard in every one but rarely And i am sure even you face it once in a while
User :   how does taking an ecg help diagnose heart attack?
Doctor :   There will changes if there is any changes in the heart muscles
Doctor :   Genrally it records the electrical activity of heart
Doctor :   So will show up any deformity
User :   it's almost 2.5 hours now
User :   how long is it before all symptoms generally show for mild heart attack?
Doctor :   I guess you haven't had proper dinner
Doctor :   Or did you smoke in excess today ( cigarette)
User :   no i didn't
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is there also headache?
User :   how long is it before all symptoms generally show for mild heart attack?
Doctor :   Or did not have sufficient sleep?
User :   no
User :   but i suddenly feel this rush up in my head
Doctor :   Atleast two hours before will haev symptoms suggested
User :   ok
User :   the heart rate varies
User :   suddenly gets high-- was high for a while
User :   is kind of normal now
Doctor :   will rapidly increase so that will haev palpitations
Doctor :   * have
User :   oh
User :   if someone has no symptoms, does he die with no symptom?
User :   i was just wondering
User :   or do they occur before death?
Doctor :   Never there would symptoms which he left unnoticed due tpo carelessness
User :   hmm
User :   and what are symptoms of anxiety attack?
Doctor :   Excessive fatigue
Doctor :   Nervousness
Doctor :   palipitations
Doctor :   excess sweats
Doctor :   tremors
User :   sweating and palpitations happened
User :   but they were symptoms for heart attack also no,..
User :   is pulse rate affected by heart attack?
Doctor :   With pain and breathless the main part
Doctor :   Tremors are not present in heart attcks
Doctor :   Yes pulse rate do varies in heart attcks
User :   if i have heart attack and panic attack at same time?!!
Doctor :   Its not possible
User :   could be possible no
Doctor :   Its not possible
Doctor :   In case you had an heart attack you will not be able to chat with me now
Doctor :   You will have fainted
User :   i felt giddy for a few seconds
User :   just now
User :   like i was going to faint
Doctor :   Did you have your dinner
User :   i had 2 bananas milk and cereals
Doctor :   That will not sufficient after such sternous excercise you did
User :   i don't know what to do!
Doctor :   Need not panic
User :   if i take my bike out now, my parents will wake up!
Doctor :   You are obsuletly normal
Doctor :   Just have bed rest now
User :   all hospitals will be open in the night no?
User :   and they all have ecg?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   They will have
Doctor :   All you require now is rest
Doctor :   Let me ask you a personal question
User :   but what if something happens?
User :   ok
Doctor :   Shall I
User :   sure
Doctor :   Are you intoxicated at present
User :   o n
User :   no
User :   *
User :   i am not
Doctor :   Alcohol/ weed
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I was wondering what had caused you so much of anxiety and panic
User :   now my heart is not beating very fast
User :   i can't even feel it
Doctor :   Ok means you are alright
User :   sure?
User :   or should i go get an ecg
User :   how long will that take?
Doctor :   You will not reqire
User :   thanks for kindly talking to me btw. i appreciate it
Doctor :   Just 5 mins
User :   5 mins left?
Doctor :   No i meant 5 mins to take an ecg
User :   ok
User :   the only other time i was this anxious was when i was on weed
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and that time also i thought i might be having a heart attack
Doctor :   Avoid it the substance is really addictive
User :   yeah i don't want to experience such anxiety. so i stopped
Doctor :   Thats great
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Good night
Doctor :   Bye for nw
User :   bye
User :   thanks
User :   sure nothing will happen?
User :   any last words?
User :   i did feel that pain in my chest
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   You are fine
Doctor :   Bye for now
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