I need to know if it was a Panic Attack, its driving me mad

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Hi there.

Well one night I was playing PC for a while until around 3am, I was lying in bed till 4am and I started to feel empty like I need to crave some milk and cookies, I always got this and it doesnt seem a threat to me, but before I went to bed I saw posts on facebook and heart attacks and it scares me, but I had that in my head when I was going to bed, then I tried to sleep, but couldnt, I sat up feeling dizzy and my heart was racing, and I had the urge to walk around the house like I had plenty of energy. But I managed to control the first attack and slow down my BPM, but then I was worrying if I should tell someone or not, then I started panicing again and my arm went all tingling, and my armpit went stiff under the left arm. But I got rushed straight into hospital by my dad. and my heart rate stayed at 120bpm lying down and 140bpm sitting up, walking around with the monitor attached it was around 140-150. and feeling fairly dizzy/ I should note I was in hospital for a week. but I had an attack in hospital when I was lying in bed with my family around me, I kept looking at the monitor saying to myself I need to get that bpm down so I can go home, but then I started to panic more and more and it hit 176bpm. Im honestly scared of what happened that week, but the doctor mainly said I think this was caused by stress. Im to young for anything serious to happen to me right? If anyone could provide some insight on this that would be great.

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    Hello mate I to have had bad anxiety after playing PC games I have to limit my time sadly now.
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    the key to this is that you were thinking about causes of death and worrying about dying from a heart attack.  Do  you see how that triggered all the anxiety and fast pulse causing hospitalisation.

    Richard

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    Hi Tim.

    It defiantly sounds like anxiety/panic attack.

    If you are able to try and put it behind you then that's great. For the next few weeks just try to take it easy. Don't take on too much and overwhelm yourself and stay clear of any drama. Just go really easy on yourself and try to relax as much as possible.

    I always think that after that first panic attack we are a little vulnerable and uneasy and ripe pickings for another one.

    Just because you had one doesn't mean you will have another. However best to be safe than sorry and just be kind to yourself for a few weeks xx

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      Hi Gillian, well thanks ive been out of hospital for around 3 months now since it happened, but I keep coming back to the internet to try and find out what happened to me. I cant find exact answers so I came to the forum to see if anyone could give me some reassurance. im glad everyone can help.
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      Ok the first rule of patient.info club lol is stay off google :D Google can make a very sane person into a quivering wreck.

      Please take our word for it. You have had all the tests(we all have) and there is nothing wrong...It is anxiety. 

      Now you can either get yourself in a anxious mess,fearing everything or you can carry on with your life. For a few weeks,you may be joined by anxiety but once you are not responding to it,it will serve job purpose and your body will have no use for it.Anxiety is kept alive by fear. Don't question your feelings or the anxiety. Treat it like a rucksack on your back. Hello anxiety I see you wanted to join me today and carry on with whatever you are doing. It can't harm you. It's just excess adrenaline.

      Once you realise you have nothing to fear and once you understand that it cannot harm you or stop you doing anything,then you won the battle. Feel the fear and do it anyway and one day...you will see..it just won't be there xx

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    unless you have something wrong with you My guess is the anxiety can cause rapid pulse and as you are young the heart rate is a lot quicker.

    Richard

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      Ok, well when they rushed me into the hospital, they did a chest scan to see if everything was ok, the nurse came in and said it was not a stroke or heart attack, there were no stress signs, then a few days later another doc came to my ward and said there was no blocked arteries or nothing and said it was just anxiety. but they also thought I had early stages of numonia, but we soon found out that was bogas smile. but if thats what a first panic attack feels like, I feel for everyone that has one.
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    well I think you have the answer  anxiety.

    Richard

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      Thats nice to hear, im just a little scared about an appoint I have in a week, it was from the echo scan for my heart, I just dont want to hear any bad news. I mean I heard it from the hospital that my heart is fine, im just anxious about this appointment
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      It's the anticipation of what could happen when chances are they won't. All thoughts of a anxious mind. Normally you probably wouldn't bat a eyelid over these things but once you have a panic attack..you are a little vulnerable and a little more sensitive for a while. Try to think positive and relax until you get your results........Try not to overstimulate yourself. I'm sure everything is fine xx
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      Hi Tim

      I suffer from anxiety and this is just how I started in the night, unfortunately I have made myself depressed also! I found this man called Geert a lifeline with some great tips, type in ilovepanicattacksor if you have an iPhone download the app, there are some good video tips, hope this helps Tim 

      Regards 

      Clare 

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