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Old 05-01-2004, 06:29 PM   #1
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Unhappy Pain in arm when heart is beating very fast.

Hello everyone,

I had a very disconcening episode last night, and I was wondering if anyone here could share a similar experience, or shed some light on mine. I was lying in bed, and my heart began beating very fast, and almost immediately, I began having sharp, shooting pains in my left arm, just above the wrist. I have had panic attacks off and on for a while now, so I'm pretty positive it's due to anxiety, but I've never had this kind of pain before. It's not the kind of pain you can ignore easily, because it kinda really hurts. PLus, the fact that my heart was racing wasn't helping either.

Anyone know if this is typical of anxiety of hyperventilation?

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Old 05-01-2004, 08:43 PM   #2
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Re: Pain in arm when heart is beating very fast.

Hello - just wanted you to know that I have pain in left arm as a result of P/A attack or anxiety. Have had for years - doctors have not found any heart or other problems, so this very well could be a sympton of anxiety. I always try to tell myself that that it is nothing major and take a Xanax & it goes away. I hope this helps you - I know how you feel & how scared it can make you. Hang in there !

Old 05-02-2004, 07:25 AM   #3
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Re: Pain in arm when heart is beating very fast.

Thank you for your response. I figured others must get all kinds of pain in their arms as well...I just wanted to hear it I guess. Thank you.

Old 05-02-2004, 08:36 AM   #4
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Re: Pain in arm when heart is beating very fast.

the pain in you left arm is definitly from anxiety when your heart starts racing its like a tachacardia thing i've had many attacks and it's almost certainly the anxiety kelleigh

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