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Panic attack advice?

Hello not sure if this is the right place but, about a month ago I was super stressed and I think it caused a panic attack, I felt like I was dying and it was terrifying. I went to the ER and they did an EKG and told me things looked okay. They gave me a paper that said the diagnosis was an anxiety disorder and the reason for visiting was heart palpitations, that night that it happened I felt like my heart was beating super quick and after the visit and after I calmed down. I had sharp pains in where it felt my heart was. It's been about a month and I've been calm but I've had shoulder pain and neck pain and sometimes when I rest I get this sense of uncomfortableness and I feel like I need to move or turn over and massage my shoulder/back area on my left. I'm curious if it's just the anxiety that's making me feel like there's still something g wrong but I feel like there is. Currently, yesterday and today it felt like the opposite where I feel like I didn't have a heartbeat and I had a weird lightheaded for a sec. I was hoping these would go away by now especially the pain on my shoulder it feels tense. I was wondering what I should do.

Basically,
I had a panic attack a month ago, since then I've been having shoulder pain on my left side and more recently lightheaded feeling and it feels like a really low heartbeat which concerns me but I am unsure if it's the anxiety/panic attack talking but it feels like somethings wrong I was wondering what I can do or what I should do.

Male | 19 years old

4 Answers

Hi,

Thank you for your question. It sounds like you are having an anxiety reaction that is manifesting physically in your body since the EKG and medical tests were normal. I would recommend you seek professional mental health services for treatment.

I hope this has been helpful!

Best,

*Jenna Torres, PsyD*
Licensed Psychologist
LifeStance Health
(626) 808-4600 x109
You could have anxiety leading to a panic attack so a trial of Ativan to see if you will respond.
You may need treatment and a comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation. What you are experiencing is very indicative of Panic Disorder
See this link...
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/panic-attacks/symptoms-causes/syc-20376021
and
https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2020/how-panic-attacks-feel.html?CMP=KNC-DSO-COR-MentalHealth-Conditions-19475-GOOG-HEALTH-ConditionsTreatments-ConditionsTreatments-PanicAttacks-Exact-NonBrand&&msclkid=7613d7c502d71d9aebc7b5d82a929500&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Health-MentalHealth-Conditions-NonBrand-Exact&utm_term=describe%20a%20panic%20attack&utm_content=ConditionsTreatments-PanicAttacks&gclid=7613d7c502d71d9aebc7b5d82a929500&gclsrc=3p.ds