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Tuesday, May 17, 2011 Palmerr, Community Member, asks

Q: my chest feels heavy and weird. almost tight in a way. Why? could it just be stress

it feels tight and heavy. it goes from being my entire chest to just my left side. I have high anxiety and PTSD. I have panic attacks frequently and my breathing has been off. Do you think its a heart condiion or simply just stress and a pulled muscle? Thoughts..
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5/18/11 5:55pm

Hi Palmerr,

 

There's always the possibility your symptoms are related to stress or a pulled muslce. However, it may also be heart related. For this reason I recommend you contact your physician to determine if an evaluation is warranted.


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All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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By Palmerr, Community Member— Last Modified: 05/18/11, First Published: 05/17/11