Did I have a panic attack? My symptoms were radiating pain, racing heart, shortness of breath, shallow breaths, and a weight on my chest.
I am a healthy 18 year old female. I have no bad medical history and I have never experienced anything like this even when I was involved in intensive sports in high school. I awoke last night around 4 am with pain throughout my body and the increasing feeling that I couldn't take a deep because there was a weight on my chest. I felt like my heart was increasingly beating faster. This went on for a ten to fifteen minute interval, when I was finally able to go back to sleep. I awoke with none of these symptoms but I was incredibly fatigued through the day. Now again tonight I feel like I am experiencing some similar symptoms. My heart felt like it was racing earlier and even now I feel a tightness in my chest. Are these symptoms of a panic attack?