A broken heart can present with many of the symptoms of a heart attack. Broken heart syndrome is the diagnosis for the onslaught of anxiety-related symptoms that can occur after a breakup. This can include sweating, trouble breathing, pain, and trouble concentrating. The loss of someone can be particularly impactful during the holiday. It can be helpful to keep a journal, which can aid you in moving the difficult feelings outside of your body. It can also help to stay active and it’s important to curb your expectations about how you should feel or will feel in the future.
- Even though you may have all the symptoms of a heart attack, it may actually be a “broken heart”, not a myocardial infarction.
- Yearning for loved ones or missing people can lead to real health consequences. Self-care should be practiced to prevent serious consequences.
- Taking a break, exercising, and distracting ourselves with pleasurable activities can help with the pain.
“After having gone to your Doctor, only to be told that all your vitals are normal, and no, you are not having a heart attack, and maybe you need to talk to someone.”