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Hi I'm a 21 year old male who's has anxiety and lately I had extreme panic attacks last Friday. Ever since then, my body has felt weak, tired and always focuses on my heart because I'm worried I'll get a heart attack. Because of that, my heart is pounding like mad and I feel discomfort in the left side of my chest. It's both annoying and worrying! Everytime I feel a small pain in my chest I get another panic attack. I also get a tingly feeling above my heart. I always worry that I might have heart disease or something! It's torture to put up with! The only time it stops is at night (around 9) and that's when I feel like myself again which is strange. Any advice?
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  It sounds like a panic attack. Have you ever heard of cognitive therapy? I would suggest researching that and trying to find a cognitive therapist in your area. I have panic disorder and just started seeing one two weeks ago. I feel much better! Also, for piece of mind why don't you make a appointment with your primary doctor. he can do a EKG and may recommend a stress test to make sure there is nothing wrong with your heart. I had one done and it turned out fine. I was constantly having chest pain and it turned out to be back pain that radiated to my chest.
Thanks! I should also mention that my left arm has felt a bit numb due to my body always focusing on the heart and it's making me worried I might have a heart attack or cholesterol!
Have you gone to the doctor?
Yes. He said that it is my anxiety and that I'm too young for a heart attack, but I'm still worried because of the symptoms I'm still getting. I don't know what to do!
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Anxiety can make you feel extremely weak or give you "jello legs." Here's the problem with the human body - when we get anxiety or really scared (anything similar to those), our brain sends signals to our body that we are in extreme danger. This natural ability comes from thousands of years of evolution of either running from an enemy, animal, etc. Your heart will race and all of that. Your heart will need some time to heal from that; the anxiety will continue to cause pain if not stopped.

What I suggest is you get a peace of mind for whatever is causing you anxiety. If that means going to a doctor, then so be it. You will feel better.
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I know how you feel I also have had panic attacks and they make you feel like you're going to go crazy relax though you are not having a heart attack just feels that way
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Have you had blood work to check vitamin and mineral levels?

Low normal/deficiency in
Vitamin D3
Vitamin B12

Can cause fatigue, pain, tingling, heart palpitations, muscle weakness.

Magnesium relaxes muscles and help many functions.
Sodium and potassium need to be in balanced ratio and will be thrown off if taking more magnesium.
Taking Vitamin B12 will use more potassium

Make sure you stay hydrated

Coconut water has potassium.
Lemons have vitamin C and potassium.

1 Liter water
1 – 1/2 tsp Celtic Salt
juice of 1 lemon
honey to taste
= natural, homemade Gatorade

Thanks. It's strange cause like I said, the only time I feel calm is around night time-ish. Through the day I feel weak, at times I feel I'm gonna faint and I get muscle tension a lot. It's really annoying but it's also scary because I'm worried it could give me a heart condition!
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