A 26-year-old male asked:
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if my chest pains and palpitations while sleeping are because of something wrong with my heart would ativan (lorazepam) make them go away? i take .5mg twice a day

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Dr. Viren Sawant
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Chest pain: chest pain, if cardiac related, should not respond to anti-anxiety meds unless your anxiety is very high to cause cardiovascular problems. would still have your heart evaluated to get a definitive diagnosis
Answered on May 10, 2014
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Dr. Roger Coger
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Most likely anxiety: You should see your primary care physician to rule out cardiac issues. They can check your EKG and refer to a cardiologist if inconclusive.
Answered on May 19, 2014
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