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For anyone whos had an anxiety attack
by janel09
July 6, 2013 at 12:47 AM

 Could you tell me what it feels like? I have been having rough weeks at work lately, but after getting talk to twice about how unapproachable I am and no one liking my presence there, I talk only to the new MA, patients, and the doctor I work with. Now I'm noticing the days I go to work I have sharp chest pain and difficulty breathing before work, or if I'm irritated. For example today, I had chest pain when I woke up for work and while driving to work. The pain went away by the time I was there for 2 hours. When I got home, I found my kids were gone (they were supposed to go with my mom tomorrow) and my lazy husband sitting there, waiting for me to get home to have me take him to the movies. When I went in the room and passed out, he then takes my car and leaves until I wake up. I didn't say a word to him about it, but it angered me so much because he knows not to take my car. He has his own car that he didn't keep up. I'm now sitting here angry and noticed I can't breath again and have sharp chest pain on the left side (near my heart). Is this a panic attack or should I be going to a hospital?


  • jdy9440
    by jdy9440
    July 6, 2013 at 12:49 AM

    It sounds like it could be anxiety but its best to get checked out just in case.

  • The_Doodle
    July 6, 2013 at 12:49 AM
    I will get an odd pain in my face, usually along an eyebrow or cheekbone. I start getting lightheaded and slightly sick feeling....then I start worrying about why I feel that way (even though I know what it is) and start hyperventilating a little bit. If I don't make myself take slow, regular breaths, I will start wheezing and my face gets really hot. Even if I do stop it before it gets bad, afterwards I feel mentally exhausted.
  • Perfect.Pixie
    July 6, 2013 at 12:50 AM
    They can be different. It sounds like you are though.
  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1
    July 6, 2013 at 12:51 AM

    My daughter says she has anxiety attacks, I think they're just made up things honestly. just control your emotions and get over it. 

  • 82ndairbornewif
    July 6, 2013 at 12:52 AM
    For me i also have chest pain w it. I feel very uneasy, etc. its miserable i went to the dr had a full work up on my heart etc- totally anxiety for me.
    I have "rescue pills" lorizpram (sp) which i can take if i feel an attack coming on- but i try not to. My dr is also into herbal cures so i am taking gaba which is a calming agent and can e found at vitamin stores.

    I also started seeing a counsler- helps with my stress level.

    Hang in there!
  • mommieof3_752
    July 6, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    I have them all the time. Just a sec Ill find you something and post a link

     You dont want medical advise from some of the ladies here. Most of them are over exaggerating drama queens.

  • Anonymous 2
    by Anonymous 2
    July 6, 2013 at 12:54 AM
    When I get it I get high bp, feeling anxious, fast heart rate, and my chest is so tight that it's hard to breath. Hope you'll feel better & definitely consult your Dr.
  • Anonymous 3
    by Anonymous 3
    July 6, 2013 at 12:55 AM
    Yes when I started getting them I actually thought it was asthma related and that my inhaler wasn't working. When I went to my Dr to get a new inhaler she asked questions about stress in my life (just broken up w guy I was seeing, also job stress) and I realized it was anxiety. Grips your chest, hard to breathe.
  • Anonymous 4
    by Anonymous 4
    July 6, 2013 at 12:56 AM

    Weight on my chest, rapid heartbeat, numbness in my hands, and dizziness.

  • mommieof3_752
    July 6, 2013 at 12:56 AM

    Here ya go mama. This is the reference page I used that convinced me I needed to see my doctor.

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