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What Causes Numbness In The Mouth Along With Increased Heartbeat?

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Posted on Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Question: Daughter is 31. Panicking. Can't seem to catch her breath. Rapid heartbeat. Numbness in mouth area. Compression in chest and stomach area. Healthy. Works out. Takes birth control and acne medication. Breathing heavily.
She has calmed down now. Panic attack? She claims she had a good day, had showered and was hula-hooping when this attack came on. Still has tightness in her chest.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Yogesh D (25 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Needs to be examined and ECG needs to be done to rule out cardiac issue.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for your query.

Based on the description, it resembles a heart attack closely.

It could very well be a panic attack but heart issue needs to be ruled out before saying it is due to panic.

I urge you to take her to the nearest ER and get an EKG/ECG done and Trop-T and Trop-I tests done.

If both are normal then you can go ahead with treating the panic attack.

I hope this helps.

Please do write back to me if you have any doubts.

Best wishes.
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Yogesh D (50 minutes later)
Hello? She has trouble talking. Says her brain is swirling. It's been 45 minutes and I haven't heard anything. But you did take my $15.00.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Yogesh D (10 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please call 911.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I understand your concern and I request you to call 911 right away.

She needs emergency care.

All the best.


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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Yogesh D (3 minutes later)
Thank you. Will follow up with personal physician in morning. She is calm now. Heartbeat back to normal.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Yogesh D (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Even if she is calm right now, she does need to get the ECG done.

Detailed Answer:
Please do not delay going to the ER.

Heart attack needs to be ruled out immediately, even though she is calm right now, you should take her to the ER or call 911.

I hope you understand the urgency of the matter.

Wishing your daughter good health.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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What Causes Numbness In The Mouth Along With Increased Heartbeat?

Brief Answer: Needs to be examined and ECG needs to be done to rule out cardiac issue. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for your query. Based on the description, it resembles a heart attack closely. It could very well be a panic attack but heart issue needs to be ruled out before saying it is due to panic. I urge you to take her to the nearest ER and get an EKG/ECG done and Trop-T and Trop-I tests done. If both are normal then you can go ahead with treating the panic attack. I hope this helps. Please do write back to me if you have any doubts. Best wishes.