I keep getting attacks, I sweat and get hot, then I start the cold chills?

I keep getting these attacks where under my chest where ribs meet in the middle suddenly starts hurting. Feels like a heavy sac. The first one I felt like I was going to die. Then the sec. I felt the same but knew I made it through the first one. They all start out with sudden stomach pain, then I sweat and get hot so much I want to strip my clothes off but can’t cause of pain then I feel nauseous and then after about 15-30 mins. pain stops and then I start the cold chills. It always feels like I been through trauma. I had about 6 attacks this year. All happen in the evening except the last one. The last was 1 week from the last attack and was in the morning after drinking a slim fast. It was just uncontrollable shaking and then my nose started to run. Lasted 5 mins. Major headache for 3 days and nauseous with fever. That could be unrelated. Sometimes feel bloated. Use Excedrin everyday for headaches.sometimes during running and attacks also have pain in right collarbone. Grandma has heart disease. I’ve searched heart attack verses gas and gallbladder. Can’t figure out what it is. I’m a 40 yr old female. Sometimes have tightening in chest in morning through afternoon.feels like it will shatter if I go beyond a certain movement. I don’t know where to start to get answers.





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Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

Hi and welcome to question doctors.com
I have the feeling that your symptoms is strongly related to anxiety disorder or panic attacks..although it may be mixed once with gastro enteritis and IBS ..
To stay assured..
Get an ECG .. Abdominal USG..
Start asap yoga,meditation ..
Breathing relaxation exercises ..

Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

Many possibilitys including
Strained chest muscles from overuse or excessive coughing
Chest muscle bruising from minor injury
Short-term, sudden anxiety with rapid breathing
Peptic ulcer disease
Pain from the digestive tract, such as esophageal reflux, peptic ulcer pain or gallbladder pain that may feel similar to heart attack symptoms
Pericarditis
Yet you should take it seriously it could be heart problem i suggest doing an ECG as soon an possible

Lilz
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Lilz

This is to do with anxiety or depression. Are you known to have these illnesses?

Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi,
seems more of bipolar with anxiety and depression. to rule out organic causes,ct abdomen can be done. if its normal,yoga and meditation with anti anxiety drugs will be helpful.
thanks

shw12
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shw12

HI
THIS IS OCCURING DUE TO SEVERE HORMONAL UPS AND DOWNS IN YOUR BLOOD. GET THE DETAILED HORMONAL CHECK UP DONE TO RULE OUT OTHER POSSIBILITIES AS WELL.

mrsshalini14
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mrsshalini14

hello there
more of anxiety yes, but still many other cardiac and abdominal causes need to be ruled out by doing all the necessary investigations. ECG and ct abdomen are the minimum required.

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