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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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I have been having episodes of heart palpitations and shortness

I have been having episodes of heart palpitations and shortness of breath. Usually they appear when I feel nervous or afraid. Yet, I get them at random too for no apparent reason. I had an episode last night with rapid heart rate ,body chills , heavy breathing, weak arms and legs. Is this anxiety or what could this be?
Thu, 27 Sep 2018
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