I know that this discussion is not for diagnosis, but previously I have experience some heaviness in the breast area of my chest and it's sudden with no symptoms of sweating, but rapid heart beat and fingers goes from normal to a cramp look with tingling in my fingers that makes them move alittle with the tingling feeling. I can take a deep breath in but when I try to breathe out, I have a problem and that is where the pain in my chest is happening with the heaviness. I am very concern with this because I went into the emergency room and they told me that I was experiencing a severe case of Anxiety Attacks back to back...I read certain thing on anxiety attacks and for some reason I have a strong feeling that I will be suffering from a heart attack soon. I know that anxiety attacks can make you think that you are having a heart attack, but I experience more of heart attacks symptoms than anything. They gave me some medication to help with this, but it's still happening with the pain/heaviness in my chest from time to time, but not so severe as the first one, but they come sudden. Also, When I tend to get excited when talking or explaining something, or getting upset, this is when I tend to experience shortness of breathe and the heaviness in the chest feeling. The last time that I had this case before going to the emergency room. all I was doing was sitting down in a chair and when I moved to get up to use the bathroom, that is when it happened, and I had no trouble like I said taking a deep breathe in but out was my problem. I don't know whats going on and it scares me especially since it's happening and staying with me to where its not going away. There is nothing that I can look up to specify the one and only symptoms that I am having to narrow it down, and I don't want to say that I have one thing and it may be another. The heaviness feels as though something or someone is taking a pully and hanging it from my breast area of my chest and pulling down on it, and when I go to breathe out, I can't and it's impossible for me too... This is a great deal for me and I am having trouble finding a doctor that will accept medicaid in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area, where I can go see in order for me to get done a stress test, heart examination, and others like the doctor in the er suggested... Please, if anyone can suggest anything or help me out on this one, and Like I said I know that this is not an area for diagnosis, but was wondering if anyone else was experiencing the same symptoms...
Chest/thoracic area symptoms, which includes discomfort, pressure, pain, tightness/heaviness, stationary or radiating elsewhere, with or without accompanying symptoms, has various causes, cardiac and non-cardiac, which includes, but is not limited to, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, and psychological/psychogenic.
Additionally, of the different types/kinds of heart conditions, various symptoms may/can be acute (occurring suddenly), be chronic (occurring over a long period of time), come and go (be transient, fleeting or episodic, or even be silent. Priority-selected info and patient resources are provided below.
ALWAYS be proactive in your health care and treatment. Most important, communicate/interact well with your doctor(s).
Many community clinics can offer personalized and high-quality health care
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Resources and Services Administration
HRSA-supported Health Centers
Find Affordable Health Care
Health centers are in most cities and many rural area. Health centers provide:
Checkups when you're well. Treatment when you're sick. Complete care when you're pregnant. Immunizations and checkups for your children. Dental care and prescription drugs for your family. Mental health and substance abuse care if you need it.
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.