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I get this feeling of squeezing sensation of my heart

I get this feeling of squeezing sensation of my heart (right in the middle of my chest) Im a 22 year old female. Recently stopped smoking/ caffeine intake. I was rushed to the ER about 3 weeks ago and was diagnosed to have panic attacks. They did what they do at the ER. Ordered a Chest CT scan, Chest X-ray, blood tests and EKG and they said i was fine. Im still getting these sensations that feels like something is gently squeezing my heart (right in the middle of my chest) and i get so scared. Please i want to know if this is stress/anxiety or panic attack related. Let me know. im scared.
Asked On : Wed, 30 Dec 2009
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  Anonymous's Response

If your reports are fine enough, there is no need for you to worry about it. It can be due to anxiety/panic attack and you should calm down and relax yourself for a good outcome.

Answered: Wed, 30 Dec 2009
  User's Response

I am 16 never smoke and cant stand caffine and i get something very similar. I just recently had to go the hospital because of my heart, it beats to fast or somehing, and i had an ECG, chest x ray. They all came back fine but because there is a heart problem in the family and im suffering from dizziness, tightness of chest, odd sensations in the heart, they are doing more.

From my experience, i can advise you to yes relax and take you mind off it When you do have a sympton or odd experience, write them down along with what you are doing. If the problem gets worse, and you have more things wrong, i would suggest you see your doctor, let him/her know when you get them, how long they last for etc and say how it effects you. They should do something about it, eg. more tests, keeping an eye on you.

Hope that helps. xx

Answered: Thu, 31 Dec 2009
  User's Response

Thank you so much, Megan. Please update me as to whatelse they are doing to you such as tests and the results.. I really would appreciate it.


Again, thank you so much!

Answered: Sun, 3 Jan 2010
  User's Response
I woke up this morning to that squeezing sensation. It scared the mess out of me. It only lasted for a few seconds, and I feel fine now. I was on a beta blocker, but I weened myself off of it. My palps used to scare me to death. I feel I have them under control now. I think most of my palps were do to indigestion. I stopped eating most of the food that I loved due to I would be afraid of having palpation's later. I tried ever vitamin in the book to stop my palps, and nothing seemed to work. So once I figured out the palpation's would occur more frequent when I was gassy. I began taking a pro biotic, and within a few days I felt like a new man. No gassy feeling, and NO PALPATION'S. I was feeling gassy all this morning, so I think that could be the cause of my sudden squeeze attack. I had milk last night, and I don't digest milk well. So try an pro biotic it really helped me. Garlic and fish tablets are good also.
Answered: Tue, 19 Oct 2010
  User's Response
OH! And lower your heart intake and drink plenty of water. Trust me. Its helps alot
Answered: Tue, 19 Oct 2010
  User's Response
I meant salt intake. lol
Answered: Tue, 19 Oct 2010
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