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Can you have an anxiety attack without actually being anxious?

Posted Oct 07 2009 4:41pm

Posted:  anxiety attack

Last night I woke at about 3:00 AM, to get some water, and my heart was racing, beating really hard and it was difficault to breath. This went on for about a half hour. It wasn' t due to a dream…

Was this an anxiety attack? -I' m 28, and have no health conditions.

Yes, you can have "heart palpatations" without actually having anything to be anxious about. I have them every so often and it' s ok. Sometimes they last anywhere from 1 min to 30 mins and my Dr. said it was stress. You will be ok. When you feel like you can' t breath, just slow down and relax the best you can (i know easier said than done when you are short of breath) but just relax. It will pass an you will be ok.
An anxiety attack is when you hyperventilate, shake and have multiple other symptoms.

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