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    Heaviness in Chest breast area
    Janablessed1 posted:
    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...

    Thank you
    CardiostarUSA1 responded:

    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.

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