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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   HI
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   ive been having alot of pressure in my chest lately
Doctor :  
User :   and they told me its panic attacks
Doctor :  
User :   but i constantly have this pressure on the left side of my chest
User :   im only 18
Doctor :   I shall help you in this.
User :   i keep thinking my heart is going to explode or something
Doctor :  
Since when are you experiencing these?
User :   the last two weeks
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
Have the ECG and chest XRAy been done?
User :   yes
User :   and they said they were fine
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :  
Are you on any medications?
User :   prozac ativan
User :   and a few other anxiety meds
Doctor :  
is it helping you?
User :   not really
User :   well the prozac i just started
User :   so i know it takes time
User :   but im so afraid to go to sleep i think im XXXXXXXX die in my sleep or something
User :   and i keep feeling like i cant breath
User :   and its and all day thing
Doctor :   Ok.

User :   and all i can think is my hear is going to explode or something
User :   heart*
Doctor :  
These symptoms are definitely panic attacks.
User :   ok
Doctor :   And they are usually temporary.
Doctor :  
They usually last for few weeks and slowly disappear.

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