Given what you are describing, and that this happened during a performance, this may be an anxiety attack - or more formally, a panic attack. Technically, a panic attack has 13 usual symptoms of which 4 are needed to diagnose an episode; dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath, feeling of loss of control, feeling of fear that you are in danger/may die, sweating, numbness/tingling, hot flashes, chills, etc. are among these symptoms. Sometimes, medical issues such and hyperthyroidism can cause anxiety symptoms. You should see a primary care physician to have an EKG and other work up possibly, just in case. However, if this is anxiety related in the end, the best treatment is therapy and possibly medication.
Gagandeep Singh, MD
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