I have been sufferinmg from acute panic attacks for the last 10 years. They come from nowhere few times a year and last long 15 to 20 minutes. When I taek anax or Ativan, I get back to normal with in minutes. duirng and attack My heart rate goes up to 110 the most 120 during an attack But normally it is 65 to 70 due to hyperventilation.
My blood preassure also goes high during an attack up to 140- 80 the most 150-80. so I always ask my physician to do the ECG. So he does. He retired this year recently. His office sent me all my records to give to my new doctor who I will be seing this may 2009. I was looking at my old records and saw that all my ECG records are normal accept in 2005, my ECG in 2005 showed as follows:
ST-T changes at inferior leads, these changes are equivocal significance only. Summary: Borderline normal.
But my doctor back than said that it was normal. I never get chest pain at all. 2006, 2007,2008 and most recently during a panic attack when I went to ER on Feb 2009 all the ECG records shows nothing all of them says normal.
I was told that I was healthy and need to see a psyciatrist to manage my anxiety.
So Was there anything wrong with me in 2005 and I recoved since than or are they missing something?
Or Am I again panicing myself? I do have a new doctor now, but have not seen him yet. I can not wait till I see him since I do have panic attacks. Could you tell me what that ECG in 2005 mean? do I have to concern?
Panic disorder can cause hyperventilation and oxygen level to drop in your blood. That is probably related to your panic attacks. Especially since you have all other ECG tests normal and have no chest pain. I would not worry about it.
Thank you for your answer. I was told I have ventilation problems. I breath fast during an attack than try to slow it down. My question to you is, is it something dangerous to me and what should i do to prevent it? Should I see a cardiologst too? I was told everything was fine and would not even know this if I would not get my past test records due to my doctor;s retirement. But This is only in 2005, since than all EKG came normal every year. I am so cinfused and panicing now.
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