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Pre-heart attack or panic attack ?

I ve been having what I thought were panic attacks lately ( I have not had confirmation from a doctor but from what I have read they have either been panic or anxiety attacks). Anyway, I found this in an answer to a heart attack question: A heart attack usually provokes shooting pain on the chest that extends to the LEFT arm and also shortness of breath , palpitations, dizziness , loss of consciousness and many more obvious symptoms My question is do you get sharp shooting pains in your chest, near heart area, for panic attacks? Or is that strictly a heart attack symptom? I feel that I am too young to have a heart attack, but I am pretty overbooked, thus overly stressed. I haven t had an shooting pains in my left arm though, and I know that is a trademark for Heart Attacks. So does anyone know whats going on with me? Here are the symptoms I have had for reference: -Chest Pain -Shaking (Not always) -Headache -Dizziness/Nausea -Trouble Breathing Thank you for your help!
Mon, 14 Dec 2009
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You dont need to be young to have a heart attack...and you know what im going to write next.....go to your doctor just to be sure....and if it is stress he will give you advise on what to do.....like hell !....if your breathing doctors think your ok.!!...lol
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