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Hello my name is Hasinah. I'm 17 years old. for the past 2/3 years I've realised my heart keeps racing. Sometimes it even hurts to the point I feel positive I'm going to die. I wake up in the night with my heart racing even times were in totally chilled it races and I don't know why :( It really bothers me because I just want to be normal!? My doctors have no idea what it is, so I've stopped going to them. I've had a bad past and I think it may have to do with that, I used to be really unhappy for certain reasons I'd rather not say. I just want to get to the bottom on it, because it really does bother me alot. I used to be 15.4 stones and lost 4 and a half so it surely can't be because of my weight now? Please help! Hasinah

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replied May 18th, 2011
Anxiety and Stress Answer A23077
Hello and thank you for posting your medical question in E health forum.

From the history described, It seems that you have severe anxiety disorder which is presenting in form of panic attacks.

Panic attacks and anxiety can present in different ways including chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations, headache, body aches, etc.

You might consider consulting a general physician and a psychiatrist who after examining can diagnose the exact problem and provide definitive treatment that will help you.

I hope this Helps.

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