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Persisting chest pain, headache feeling during driving post avoiding moment of car collision. Help?

Hi today i was almost involved in a head on collision where this guy was overtaking another vehicle my husband and kids were in the car and i was driving...i suddenly got severe chest pains difficulty breathing headache and nausea as our lives flashed before my eyes as the guy was coming around a blind corner....i managed somehow to avoid it by the grace of god....i am still having minor chest pains headaches and feel tense while driving...what should i do? I am 32 yrs old
Asked On : Sat, 15 Dec 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Thanks for your query. It is possible that you are suffering from panic attacks that manifest as chest pain, palpitations and pain symptoms. An ECG is required to rule out cardiac causes. If normal, further assessment by a psychiatrist is essential. Anti-anxiety medication as well as psychotherapy would be useful in this regard. Wish you speedy recovery.
Dr Sundar Gnanavel
Answered: Sun, 30 Dec 2012
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Psychologist Dr. K. V. Anand's  Response
Dec 2015
Dear connectneishag,

Chest pains due to anxiety happens and they are to be ignored.
But you must make sure that your chest pain is due to undue anxiety.
Consult a physician and get an ECG and TMT (if necessary) done to confirm that your heart is working find.
Then follow a healthy life style and avoid anxiety and tension.

Good luck.
Answered: Fri, 21 Dec 2012
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Psychiatrist Dr. Sudhir Hebbar's  Response
you are getting minor anxiety symptoms while driving. First convince yourself that there is no problem with your heart and brain by visiting doctors. If you have any doubts about your health, your anxiety will not subside. Once that is done just neglect these symptoms while driving. If you are able to do these things anxiety naturally subsides.
Dr Hebbar
Answered: Fri, 21 Dec 2012
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