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I am getting a burning sensation starting in my chest, going

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I am getting a burning sensation starting in my chest, going up the side of my neck and down my arms, my heart is beating erratically and I feel nauseous when it happens. It only lasts a few seconds. I am not sweating or out of breath. I am 50 and at the tail end of my period. I am on fluoxetine for stress and is 2am for me and it is stopping me sleeping and happening more frequently, every few minutes
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

it sounds like you are having a panic attack.

you may need higher doses of fluoxetine

and also medications like diazepam or klonazepam to help decrease anxiety symptoms

have you taken these medications before?

what dose of fluoxetine are you on?