Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

191 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

My chest feels tight and heart pounds. Is it anxiety?

My chest feels tight. My heart pounds. Is it anxiety?
Tue, 28 Jun 2011
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
  User's Response
tightness in chest:
i.is associated with dyspnea/sweating/fatigue??
ii.B.P.
iii.is thyroid/lipid profile normal
iv.then treat as anxiety
Rheumatologist Dr. Raheesh Ravindran's  Response
Dear sir , Feeling of tightness may be one of the signs of a cardiac disease. If this symptom is associated with profuse sweating, and if this symptom worsens on routine or less than routine activity you should consult a cardiologist at the earliest.These may be early warning signs of an impending cardiac catastrophy. Please dont neglect these symptoms especially if you are a middle aged individual..! hope you find my answers useful.
I find this answer helpful
  User's Response
jan's  Response
only a cardiologist can tell and then only after some tests. i have a pacemaker, triple bypass and my dr. told me that there are a number of reasons for the condition you describe. it can also be a reaction to caffeine from soda, coffee, or tea. it can be arythmia. you need a specialist for an accurate answer and some results.
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

I suffer from panic attacks but don t get them often. I am not sure if this is a panic attack because it seemed scarier than ever. I woke up about midnight because it was a bit stuffy and my allergies were bothering me causing my breathing to be uncomfortable. I got up to use the bathroom and got really shaky and my heart was beating fast. I felt a bit of indigestion also. I went and grabbed a mint, and a sip of orange juice because some times I get hypoglycemic. I just started feeling worse and worse. Heart pounding. Couldn t get a deep breath, really shaky. I had to go outside and get some air and just walked around trying to calm down and almost started dialing my cell to 911....about 5 minutes I started to feel myself calming down....my heart getting back to normal, got a deep breath in....now I feel relaxed. Was that a major anxiety attack? Another thing I noticed is my mouth went completely dry. When I started calming down, it went back to normal.

doctor1 MD

16 female 125 pounds (athletic) I ve always been a very healthy person play sports (soccer/ cross country); however , i ve been experiencing multiple symptoms that are beggining to worry me. Chest Pains (not severe) Shortness of breath Nausea Loss of Apetite I Feel Nervous all the time Fear of Dying/Heatr attack Imsomia Numbness etc etc I ven been feeling this symptoms for 2 months now Is it just anxiety or could it be a heart disease ?

doctor1 MD

I can t sleep at night, when i go to bed my heart rate speeds up and feels like it s pounding, i get chest pains, my left arm feels like it goes really warm and starts aching slightly and my fingers get pins and needless and go numb, i have had four attack similar to this where my heart rate goes up to 180 in resting phase, each one worse than the next.... I have this strange almost heavy feeling in my left side of my chest and feel incredibly tired all the time. PLS HELP. I have been for an ECG - appart from rapid heart rate and a sligtly elevated PB they couldn t pick up anything else, they say it might be anxiety attacks yet when this happens i am completely lucid and able to think rationally even putting my kids to bed and making bottles and keeping my husband calm... while getting ready to go to ER because my heart wont slow down, I sweat profusely when this happens and sometimes feel slightly lightheaded, i get incredibly cold when it happens and actually shake from the cold. I m female, 28, smoker, consume a fair amount of coffee and tea every day, not over the top stressed but i do have days when it gets tricky, i have a family history of heart disease, my gran (died- from a heart attack, age 38), my dad and my uncle all have really bad heart disease. These attacks started about 2 months ago out of the blue... I m starting to feel like a hypocondriac or just a crazy person...                                                                  

Recent questions on  Anxiety

doctor1 MD

I don t know what is wrong with me. I have been having moderate diaherra for the past 3 days now and I can barely keep water down. Just recently I have been having panic attacks/heart racing for the last 3 hours now and I don t know if I should go to the ER.

doctor1 MD

recently, i feel like i have to pee about every half hour to 45 minutes. however, when i do, very little comes out. this occurs during school or when im out with my friends, but not when im at home. do you think this is a medical condition? or maybe just anxiety?

doctor1 MD

MY partner had a pituitary apolexy 7 weeks ago which he had an operation on, but some of the tumour is still there. He is now on thyroxine 100 mcgs od and hydrocortisone 20mgs morning, 15mgs lunchtime and 5 mgs pm. How much alcholol is he allowed to consume in a day. Also is it possible that the pituiatary gland will work again as it was not all removed. Can hydrocortisone make you aggressive, especially when drinking alchohol his age is 42 years he is 178cm and 102 kgs

doctor1 MD

i m a clinical social worker. 14 year old client has micradenoma on or near pituitary gland. Some hormone levels were elevated but she was examined by neurologist and no surgery necessary they say. Has all kinds of symptoms -- racing thoughts, visual hallucinations at times, out of control anxiety, rage outbursts, trouble reasoning and little access to insight, preoccupied about her body and somatic complaints, defiance. However she doesn t really seem bipolar or schizophrenic, though she was Dx d bipolar. I don t think it looks psychiatric, it seems so odd and doesn t add up to any one Dx. Neurologists told parents the tumor had nothing to do wiht any of this, what do you think??

doctor1 MD

Hi. I am a bit concerned about the dose of lorazepam that i take. 1mg split in 0.5 morning and evening. It's been 1 month since i started this treatment, along with 10 mg of Cipralex . My psychiatrist said to stay another month on lorazepam due to...

doctor1 MD

I have fluttering in My upper stomach while sitting. Don't notice while standing. It appears worse when I breath out. Does not hurt just flutters

doctor1 MD

I just got a recall back from a mammogram app. I'm very scared, what could it be if not cancer?