A member asked:

I have bad anxiety/panic my #1 worry is my heart&i'm aware of my heartbeat.i have at least 20 palp flutters a day.normal ekg,stress & echo.heart prob?

6 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Paul Pyles answered

Specializes in Addiction Medicine

You are describing classic Panic/ Anxiety disorder symptoms. With a normal heart work up, ask your doctor about starting you on an SSRI.

Answered Mar 17, 2015



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Dr. Alan Ali answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Breathing exercises work, also self-talk & reassurance until the attack subsides. Gaining control is the goal. Schedule appointment with a therapist to work on cognitive behavior modification. Also yoga & meditation help. Try imagery (visualizing what scares you, with your eyes closed, then open your eyes when you feel tense, then go back & repeat until you are calm).

Answered Oct 2, 2016



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