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First time here. In the last 3 weeks I have had 3 episodes that I'm not sure what they are. The first 2 happened at night while watching TV, sitting on the sofa. All the sudden my heart started this quivering inside. Felt like it was located right behind the front chest wall. I got dizzy, lightheaded, short of breat and felt I was to faint. My bottom lip started going numb and tingling. Getting scared by this I called my son and kept him on the phone with me. Told him if I quit talking to send emergency help. After approx 20 min I felt the quivering lessoning and after 40 min it was mainly gone. I was just exhausted. Again this happened twice in about 2 weeks. The 3rd episode happened in the middle of a major city on a freeway during rush hour traffic. Same quivering started, short of breath, severe headache at first that went away in a bit, right arm felt heavy and funny. Pulled to side, called family but after 15 min of talking it was just getting worse and my left hand was ice cold. I called for ambulance. Ambulance personal diagnosed panic attack before I had been removed from the car. At the hospital they treated it as a panic attack but I refused meds as I had to get my car off the freeway later. They did 2 ecgs and both showed prolonged qt interval, which I have never had show up on ecg. Now at home I am ok if I stay lied down but when I get up my heart rate shoots up and I get short of breath but no quivering again...yet. This is causing my anxiety. Wether I had a panic attack or a heart rhythm problem that caused me to panic I do not know yet. Has anyone had abnormal ecg readings after a panic attack? I
I will add I am a pretty intense personality, always have been. Is it catching up to me?
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