About 3 days ago my chest was hurting really bad on my left side, and then yesterday I was making some breakfast and my heart started racing really fast, then I could hardly breathe, then I started to feel very uncomfortable, I never had this feeling before, then as I was walking to my room to lay day I started to get light headed. And today it's doing it again. My heart is racing. And I'm only 18.
If you are experiencing an abrupt increase in your heart rate associated with symptoms (light-headedness, shortness of breath, etc), I would recommend seeing a physician for further evaluation. There are a number of things that could be causing your symptoms - but given your young age, it is possible you are experiencing a supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). Other possibilities include anxiety/panic attacks. However, the best way to determine the cause (especially if it has happened more than once) is to have a holter monitor which can record your heart rate and rhythm over a period of 1-3 days.
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