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Am I Experiencing Heart or Nerve Damage?

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I stay dizzy 90% of every day. I worry all the time that I am fixing to die because something is wrong. I have sever panic attacks I stay sick to my stomach and hurt all the time. I have alot of pressure that comes and goes in my left upper chest area and goes into my back and upper jaw line--down my left arm. I wake up in the middle of the night and my feet and hands are numb. Is this a sign of something with my heart or just maybe some nerve damage. Should I be alarmed? Please help me. Thank You


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replied April 19th, 2006
Anxiety & Stress Answer A805
It seems that you may be experienceing neither heart nor nerve damage but a psycho-emotional disorder. Perhaps depression is the primary cause for the symptoms you describe. Therefore, you can focus energy on your mental AND physical health...especially with regards to your weight. Without a decrease in body weight, you could create heart problems that will manifest in the future. I would recommend speaking to a mental health specialist for guidance, perhaps specifically a psychiatrist who can prescribe medications if needed.
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