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Dizziness, heart pounding, sweating, chest pain. Family history of heart problems. Should I go to the doctor?

I am 19 years old. I have a history of heart problems in my family. I have fainted a few time. I get really dizzy/ light headed & my heart starts pounding I feel like im gonna get sick & feel very weak also my body starts rapidly heating up to the point where im sweating. I get occasional chest pain . I could just be worrying to much because I lost my mom to a heart condition. I have no insurance so i m reluctant about going in to get checked out what should I do?
Asked On : Mon, 9 Apr 2012
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Hi there. Thank you for posting your question with Healthcaremagic. I will do my best to help you.

The symptoms that you describe here sound more like simple syncope attacks or, if you like, fainting attacks. There is almost certainly also some anxiety overlay also as you correctly suggest.

What you need to know is that they do not sound like anything too serious nor are they symptomatic of underlying heart disease. Later on, when you can afford it, have an exercise ECG carried out but there should be no panic about this. You will be fine.

I hope that I have answered your questions fully and been of some help. If you have anymore questions please contact me again anytime.

Dr Andrew Rynne.

Answered: Tue, 17 Apr 2012
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