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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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15yrs old teen having chest pain, please help her

TEEN - Chest pain HEART AREA? anxiety panic.. problem also whats up ? im a teen age 15 i get a lot of panic attacks, and am always in a panic mood during the day. now i ve noticed my chest around the heart area is starting to hurt. should i get that checked? i really dont want to die, because my panic attacks can get pretty bad and make myheart go really fast. can your heart handle a panic attack? i m completely healthy teen, no drugs no nothing ever in my life. is this just normal, am i just growing? or is just my anxiety thats making me think somethings wrong with me.. cuz im allways panicing that somethings wrong with my heart, and yeah. haha
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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Panic attacks make you feel short of breath, and if your heart rate becomes really rapid could make you feel like you are having chest pains. Your heart is probably OK, but you really need to see your doc to control the anxiety and panic attacks. Getting a handle on the anxiety will probably make the chest pains stop and you will feel better in the long run. I hope this was helpful.
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