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45M-Was this Angina, extreme dehydration/heat exhaustion, indigestion/heartburn or a panic attack?

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jjaybrazil

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Joined
May 30, 2020
Messages
14
Location
Toronto
45 year old male
No meds, no underlying health conditions based on tests, checks
BP avg is 109/62
Have had chronic panic/anxiety disorder which I've successfuly cured for the most part
5'9
190 lbs

Hi, was out yesterday with a friend of mine.
It was super hot, humid. The humidity and I don't mix well. I get real anxious.
I can only go out for a few hours in peak hours and then have to break. Yesterday, I was out with him
and he was negative, stiff, in his head, I had to almost yell at him, babysit him as he was acting like a dork and was also stressing me out
Like I was telling him
come on walk faster bro, your blocking people
Don't put your hands on your head like that, you look like a beta chode
Come on let's go here, why you walking there
He's also a guy that I coach on how to walk, talk with confidence and be attractive and it's lots of work. Since then I've decided to only meet with him once/week. For my own mental/physical health
He's also very negative and his brain always thinks of negative thoughts
He's a very inside of his head, negative guy and he's also kinda slows me down
when I'm out with him.
So not to mention this but I had only 1 glass of water in that 3.5 hour period we were out.
I had a bit of like an upset stomach from the night before.
So rather than going out for 2 hours with a break and break to hydrateWe were out for 3 hours with no water in between
The humidity hit me like a freight train.
I had to conjure up some last minute mental resources to go for a long ass walk to the grocery store to get my groceries and walk back to where I told him I would meet him. This was the last 1 hour of our outing. I had told him to go for a walk on his own.
At that point I felt flustered and very exhausted
Chest/stomach tightness, hot, like faint when we finally met up. Told him I think I need to call a cab as I feel very like hypoglycemic, dehydrated, hot, anxious, panic like, and like I was going to faint.
I then somehow made my way to a buddy's cafe who gave me loads of water, a nice cushiony outdoor chair to sit down on in a shaded area and I felt better. Cooler.
I then got up, started to wak and started to get that chest tightness feeling again, panic feeling and then I just said, "breath deeply and don't think" just relax, be calm and then my chest tightness/burn (it was all over my est even to the upper area like a muscle cramping)went away and I was able to make it home. Not sure if this was a panic attack or actual heat exhaustion, dehydration or angina or something with the heart etc
When I got home I felt back to myself. Anything I can do in the future to prevent myself from crashing like this? I think go out for 2 hours max, if more break, cool down, drink water, and if you are having anxiety/panic which I did struggle from and still get flare ups when I'm irritated by things(my friend, the weather), then just stop, sit, calm my mind. Anything else and has anyone else experienced the chest tightness/burning up to the upper chest and then have it calm down when your mind was calm.
I ruled out Angina or CAD as I wasn't having chest pain or pain in jaw/left arm and I was sweating and my heart rate was normal, not irregular or fast.
 
Mayflower7

Mayflower7

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Hi,
Please see your dr. It's always best to let them diagnose.
It can be very dangerous when we try to diagnose ourselves.
It could be anything.
Hope you feel better very soon.
Take care
 
Antimatter

Antimatter

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Joined
Apr 19, 2020
Messages
866
Location
UK
45 year old male
No meds, no underlying health conditions based on tests, checks
BP avg is 109/62
Have had chronic panic/anxiety disorder which I've successfuly cured for the most part
5'9
190 lbs

Hi, was out yesterday with a friend of mine.
It was super hot, humid. The humidity and I don't mix well. I get real anxious.
I can only go out for a few hours in peak hours and then have to break. Yesterday, I was out with him
and he was negative, stiff, in his head, I had to almost yell at him, babysit him as he was acting like a dork and was also stressing me out
Like I was telling him
come on walk faster bro, your blocking people
Don't put your hands on your head like that, you look like a beta chode
Come on let's go here, why you walking there
He's also a guy that I coach on how to walk, talk with confidence and be attractive and it's lots of work. Since then I've decided to only meet with him once/week. For my own mental/physical health
He's also very negative and his brain always thinks of negative thoughts
He's a very inside of his head, negative guy and he's also kinda slows me down
when I'm out with him.
So not to mention this but I had only 1 glass of water in that 3.5 hour period we were out.
I had a bit of like an upset stomach from the night before.
So rather than going out for 2 hours with a break and break to hydrateWe were out for 3 hours with no water in between
The humidity hit me like a freight train.
I had to conjure up some last minute mental resources to go for a long ass walk to the grocery store to get my groceries and walk back to where I told him I would meet him. This was the last 1 hour of our outing. I had told him to go for a walk on his own.
At that point I felt flustered and very exhausted
Chest/stomach tightness, hot, like faint when we finally met up. Told him I think I need to call a cab as I feel very like hypoglycemic, dehydrated, hot, anxious, panic like, and like I was going to faint.
I then somehow made my way to a buddy's cafe who gave me loads of water, a nice cushiony outdoor chair to sit down on in a shaded area and I felt better. Cooler.
I then got up, started to wak and started to get that chest tightness feeling again, panic feeling and then I just said, "breath deeply and don't think" just relax, be calm and then my chest tightness/burn (it was all over my est even to the upper area like a muscle cramping)went away and I was able to make it home. Not sure if this was a panic attack or actual heat exhaustion, dehydration or angina or something with the heart etc
When I got home I felt back to myself. Anything I can do in the future to prevent myself from crashing like this? I think go out for 2 hours max, if more break, cool down, drink water, and if you are having anxiety/panic which I did struggle from and still get flare ups when I'm irritated by things(my friend, the weather), then just stop, sit, calm my mind. Anything else and has anyone else experienced the chest tightness/burning up to the upper chest and then have it calm down when your mind was calm.
I ruled out Angina or CAD as I wasn't having chest pain or pain in jaw/left arm and I was sweating and my heart rate was normal, not irregular or fast.
Classic case of how I suffer panic attacks. You don't need that friend in your life, nor do you need to let the panic take a grip. I'll bet you give yourself a difficult time, you don't need to have people in your life that do it for you also. Take care, I personally find a distraction is better than concentating on your breathing.
 
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