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I'm 30 years old and fairly active I play a ton of softball and coach youth sports. About 3 months ago I had my first "episode" I had my wife rush me to the ER my blood pressure was rising above 200 and dropping every 10 mins or so below 90/60 it felt like I was running a marathon and then passing out all within 5 minute intervals. Since my first episode I have had intense pressure over my heart area and feel like I'm short of breath. I know my breathing changes when all of this starts to happen I definitely notice since this all began that my tongue is constantly pressed to the roof of my mouth to the point I feel like it blocks my breathing. I have had 2 ekg's and both came back clear. I hate going to the hospital they instantly say I'm having a panic attack and give me something to knock me out. About 3 nights ago I had the most extreme "attack" yet I woke my wife up at 3am begging her to call 911 she wouldn't she put on a breathing exercise and talked with me until I fell asleep. I definitely feel like I'm 50/50 either something is really wrong with my health or I devoloped a panic disorder at 30 years old after never having any symptoms before. Any help or replies would be appreciated as this has effected my every day life drastically I barely drive anymore and it's a daily reoccurring problem now. I feel like I don't know who I am anymore and I'm losing out on what should be some of the best years of my life. I have spent days researching everything from heart attacks and heart disease to panic and anxiety disorders but the symptoms are so close to one another I would like to hear from both sides.
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