Will I be able to tell the difference between the physical symptoms of a panic attack and a heart attack?
April 8, 2010 11:59 AM Subscribe
ParanoidFilter: For the longest time I've been getting chest pain with my anxiety. Will I be able to tell the difference between the physical symptoms of a panic attack and a heart attack?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (10 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I have a history of panic attacks, stress, anxiety and the oh-so-fun chest pain that comes with it. My GP, therapist and prescriber of brain medicine have all stated that this is totally normal.
So, deity forbid, if I do have some sort of bad heart situation, will I be able to tell the difference? Do people say, "oh, it's just another panic attack" and it turns out to be a heart attack?
I'm in my mid-20s, fairly healthy and active, but with heart problems in the family. I will end up asking my doctor, but my appointment is a couple of months away.