Did you know that anxiety
attacks sometimes triggers the same kinds of pathological responses that a heart attack
does? But the difference between an anxiety attack and a heart attack is that an anxiety attack won't kill you, but a heart attack would.
can also be caused by excessive stress
, genetic deficiences, blood chemistry, even anemia
. Sometime ago (about 3 yrs ago), I suffered an attack of trachycardia -- abnormally high heart beat rate, for which I was hospitalized for 3 days. I experienced the same symptoms as yours, though I did feel nauseous and dizzy as well. I felt as if time had become suddenly warped, but I was aware of what I was going through. There was a detached sense that something was happening but wasn't quite sure what. Pathological reports suggested it may have been something I had eaten or maybe even stress. One even went so far as to suggest I had overdosed on sleeping pills! That, however, wasn't the case.
Bottomline is, I've experienced anxiety attacks before and came close to a heart attack as well. I know what it feels like to go through both. And yes, I'm young as well. I was 25 when I had that attack.