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Old 03-13-2011, 02:04 PM   #1
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I'm a 24 year old male living alone, and today while playing XBox I had a very scary experience. Suddenly my heart started pounding, my hands went cold and sweaty, I started coughing, and I had a sudden urge to take a bowel movement. I went to the bathroom but nothing came out. My heart remained pounding uncontrollably for 15 minutes until it went away, and my body became warm and flushed. Now I'm tired, very tired, and scared what happened. I called my parents and they said it might have been a panic attack, but one of my friends suggested it could be mitral valve prolapse? Any advice...I didn't have any caffeine, I was calm playing XBox, I don't do drugs, what the heck happened?

I appreciate any advice

 
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Re: Panic Attack, MVP, or worse???

HI maybe the emergency room with a 911 is a good idea in case there was an attack?

 
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But there was no pain, no nausea, and no trouble breathing...

 
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Hi ok but the net suggests 2 symptoms the pounding and unusual sweating deserves a 911 call now don't be afraid, just in my opinion needs a call. Better safe than sorry once gone can't come back.

 
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... Suddenly my heart started pounding, my hands went cold and sweaty, I started coughing, and I had a sudden urge to take a bowel movement. ... My heart remained pounding uncontrollably for 15 minutes until it went away, and my body became warm and flushed. Now I'm tired, very tired, and scared what happened.
I had similar problems when I was 17. Mine would come on mostly by cigarettes and caffeine. I endured them for decades without seeking any medical help, and I did not suffer any worsening health because of them. In fact, I continued to smoke and drink coffee and soda, and I loved to eat chocolate!

I am not saying that I was smart or wise ignoring it, I am just relating my own personal experiences.

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I called my parents and they said it might have been a panic attack,
You might ask your parents for more info. For instance, what do they mean by "panic attack"? What do they think caused you to suffer from a "panic attack" and how would you avoid another panic attack in the future? How often would they expect you to have one of these things?

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Any advice...I didn't have any caffeine, I was calm playing XBox, I don't do drugs, what the heck happened?
Do you smoke? Do you eat or drink chocolate? Did you work with any chemicals that morning? Do you eat a lot of sweets?

Do you have allergies? You could have had an allergic reaction to certain foods, drinks or various allergens.

Something stimulated your metabolism causing your adrenals to pump extra hormones into your body, like adrenalin, which stimulates the heart. These extra hormones can also make one feel sick as a dog.
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