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Continuous feeling of exhaustion, swollen ankles, profuse sweating, chest pressure, breathlessness at night, under stress. Cause?

For the past week I have been feeling exhausted and weak, my ankles are swollen, I seem to be sweating for no reason and I keep feeling pressure in my chest as if someone is sitting on me, I also get quick breathless at night. I have been extremely stressed since the death of my dad in April however I have a gut feeling something isn t right. I m 23 and female.
Asked On : Sun, 12 Aug 2012
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There can be many medical reasons for your problem as well as psychiatric
As you have swelling of ankles and your symptoms developed acutely only from last one week while your father died 4 months back . These are pointers for some medical illness. Get yourself investigated for it by a physician. Once all the related causes get ruled out and no finding in any investigations than you can consult a psychiatrist as you may be suffering from anxiety only and your symptoms can respond to medication easily
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Answered: Tue, 14 Aug 2012
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