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Perry, AR
A 18-year-old male 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?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Pyles
Addiction Medicine 33 years experience
See your doctor : You are describing classic Panic/ Anxiety disorder symptoms. With a normal heart work up, ask your doctor about starting you on an SSRI.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Panic: 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).

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Detroit, MI
A 20-year-old female asked:

I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend of 3 yrs and he ejaculated inside of me while I was on my period. The next day, it stopped and it hasn't came back on ever since. This was about 2 & a half weeks ago. Is it possible i'm pregnant?

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Which is a better anti depressant drug to treat panic attacks, anxiety and depression. Lexapro (escitalopram) or zoloft?

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Dr. William Holmes
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I had my first Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot about a 2 3 weeks ago and now I have slight brownish redish spotting I had unprotected sex 10 days after the shot now I m wondering what the spotting means please help?

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Burning sensation, itch, soreness started 2 hours after pap smear done 2 days ago. No allergy to KY jelly used. No infection prior. Cause?

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A 44-year-old female asked:

Newly diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Is it normal to have stomach and back pain all day every day ?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
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Unusual : See your doctor need examination for uc complications. Having : stomach and backpain all day every day' is unusual, may not be due to your uc. Your stomach problem may be due to your new medication, and in addition you may have back problem.

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