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Teen scared of having a heart attack

Lwatson67
Lwatson67
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After having breathing problems and heart pain I’ve stated to worry I’m gonna have a heart attack I get aches and pains every where my family keeps telling me your fine but I just can’t agree my heart always feels fast I know have a pain in my arm that won’t budge and keep thinking it’s to do with a heart attack does any one else get this just hope I’m not the only one and do cats help with anxiety ?

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hypercat54

Hi bear in mind that nearly all people who get heart attacks are a lot older than you and have some of the risk symptoms ie drinking too much or smoking. If you have no other physical health problems then why should you get a heart attack? Our organs including our hearts are made to last a lifetime and are very strong and resiliant unless you abuse them over a long period of time. Why not have a chat with your doctor and ask for tests for heart problems as this might put your mind at rest.

Aches and pains can be caused by many things including anxiety and the least likely at your age is a heart attack. x

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Lwatson67

Thanks for the reassurance I’m gonna get an ekg and blood test

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hypercat54

Good. x

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Jbamford

I feel like this sometimes it sucks but it doesn't mean your going to have a heart attack.

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Lwatson67
Lwatson67
in reply to Jbamford

Thanks for the support 😌

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Jbamford
Jbamford
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no problem. have you spoken to your doctor about this?

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maybe it’s a panic attack. my first panic attack, i was 12 and i thought i was having a heart attack; it was hard to breathe and felt like i was dying but i was otherwise healthy. i didn’t know what a panic attack was back then an my mom kept telling me i’d be fine too. if you like cats, aren’t allergic and can take care of one, they can take the edge off of anxiety once they’re comfortable with you.

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Dperez1223

Hi I have felt that myself since I was a young girl and very paranoid as my mother had heart disease I go through periods where I think I’m having a heart attack I go to hospital and it’s all fine ... Dr at ER says it’s anxiety try to relax I know it’s hard ask your parents to take u to Dr just for assurance

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