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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Heart Rate and Rhythm Disorders
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User :   I am only 16, i'm not sure how to describe it but my heart keeps thumping hard or missing a beat or irregular beating is occuring, this is making me panic and i am quickly having to jump up and catch my breath. It only started a few months ago and was happening a few times a week but now it's a few times a day. At the moment it is continuously doing it and i really feel short for breath. Should i be worried?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. xxx
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   ok
User :   well?
Doctor :   This should is very unusual for a person at this age
User :   should i be worried?
Doctor :   And since the frequency is more I suggest you to get evaluated by the doctor locally
User :   is there nothing i can do to stop it until i can get to the doctors?
Doctor :   First of all the possibility is a social anxiety
Doctor :   I suggest you to seek your parents help
Doctor :   Calmness can reduce your symptoms
User :   my mum said to get an early night but i dont think this will help as i'm afraid to go to sleep
User :   i try to stay calm but it's been happening for the last 20 minutes
Doctor :   No need to be afraid
Doctor :   You wont die
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