Panic attacks can have scary symptoms
Last updated 3/6/2008 at Noon
In 2002, Jennifer Lynne was 35 and the mother of two young boys.
An avid jogger, she began to feel out of breath and shaky at the slightest exertion.
She felt a tightness in her chest and was cold and clammy.
Aware of her family’s history of heart disease, Lynne thought she was dying.
A trip to the emergency room and heart tests, however, showed Lynne’s heart was fine.
“The doctor told me I had the heart of a 16-year-old!” said Lynne. “I couldn’t believe it. What was going on?”
Two years and five trips to the emergency room later, Lynne stumbled onto the answer.