can panic attacks afect our hearts?

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6 years ago i had an episode of anxiety it took be months to overcome. i went to various labs to get  regular tests done( i suffer from hypothyroidism) a few days later wierd thoughts stared to run through my head, i thought i might gotten infected with hiv in one of those labs so i started to develop a panic attack, anxiety and depression. my psychiatrist put me under paxil and diocam i started to feel better so i stopped the medication also cuz the made me feel awful. so  about to week ago i started to read and article about someone who had die of a heart attack or something like that and i started to develop a stong pain in my right leg then it just continue going up till my right arm and part ot the neck, it thought i was going to die i was really scared i could not sleep that night then during work the i felt i could not bearth and my chest was hurting i had nausea and my stomage was burning i thought i was having a heart attack i went to the emergency and had an ekg done which was fine then my blood pressure was 120/80.  i went home and the symptons continued so i visited a cardiology and my blood pressure was 150/80. he put me under beta blocker and did and ecg everthyng eas normal except for a little change in my mitral valve he said it was benig and that it is diagnosed on most people(minutes before the exam i had a panick attack) anyways after those  resultsi have been realy depressed because it just makes me feel like my life will not be the same again and i will alway live with the fear that something could happen to my heart. anyways, i will search for a second opinion when this crisis is over and will have the ecg redone with another doctor hopefully my heart and tenson will be stable. i done reaech that this condition is also congetial but i had an ec done when i was little by the same doctor and it was okay. so i dont understand what s going on. sorry my story is too long. also im not a native speaker so pardon my engish. grettings from the caribbean.

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    I've noticed that my anxiety almost always happens, once I start to feel really depressed or worry about a certain situation, for an extended amount of time, more than 30 minute's. I try to ignore problems now, which isn't always so good, but it keeps me from having LESS anxiety. I've also, begun to have short-term memory loss more often. I'll go into a room and do something, other than what I came in there to do. It's scaring me, because I feel like I'll lose all of my memory, and I feel like I'm going crazy.
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      yeah, everytime i start worrying about something for too long i start with negative thoughts and anxiety. i am currently under duxet and duazolam to help me sleep. side effects are awful.
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      I'm on a medication for my anxiety. I just took it last night, before I went to bed, and I woke up feeling refreshed, but I had a bit of a headache with NO anxiety. Well, after a few hours, my anxiety came back. My aunt yells in the house, all the time, & that makes me anxious, even when I'm not near her. When my phone goes off, I get anxious, as well. I hate it.
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    Anxiety is terrible. Im super scared to loose all my memory too...
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    Hi i dont know if you have already had a reply about this i am new and not really sure how this works jist yet lol. Anxiety attacks can not affect your heart though. i thought exactly the same thing because my heart pounds out of mychest and the only way i could explain it is im having a heart attack (ive never had one but thats what i imagine it to be like) so anyway i asked my therapist and my specialist at the thyroid clinic both said anxiety cant hurt you its uncomfortable and horrible and it feels like it is causing harm but it actually cant hurt you. I hope this helps smile
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