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What's wrong with me?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 19, 2006
  • 09:48 PM

This all started back in Aug 8th. I was sitting in my car and I felt my heart rush, it only last about five seconds. Afterwards I felt very flushed and had difficulty concentrating. I went to the ER to make sure everything was ok. The did an EKG and it came up with a mild tachycardia. Since then I have experienced periods of rapid heart rate or a pounding heart, chest pain, pain in my arm, and a constant feeling of dizziness/lightheadedness that sometimes gets so bad I feel like I'm going to pass out. I've also experienced numbness in my fingers/toes/lips and severe headaches and slightly blurred vision. I've had several EKGs all come up normal. I had a chest- x and a chest CT both which came back fine. I aslo had a head CT that came back fine and lots of bloodwork ruling out a thyroid problem. I have hypertension for which I am taking a betta blocker. I'm 22, overweight and not in the best of shape, but other than that I thought I was a relatively healthy person. This has been going on for three months. The doctors said I was suffering from anxiety/panic attacks and sometimes when my heart rushes and and I have a really spacey feeling I've come to recognize this as anxiety. Xanex helps to relieve the symptoms when I am having an anxiety attack. What I'm wondering is if this can be something other than anxiety. There is not a day that goes by that I don't feel bad. I usually wake up dizzy and feel unbalenced. I have constant chest pain in the far left side of my chest that sometimes travels down to my abedoman and my left arm. My vision is usually unfocused and I constantly have this very surreal/disconnected feeling. Any ideas?

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