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A 48-year-old female asked:

I take lexapro (escitalopram) and buspirone for anxiety just srtarted taking the bus par 3 weeks ago 5mg 3 times a day i feel heart palpitations is it still anxiety?

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Anxiety: I understand your distress. Both Anxiety and Lexapro can cause heart palpitations. Buspirone is a medication for anxiety. See Psychiatrist for Medication benefits and side effects, discuss discontinuing Lexapro; taking Buspirone or Ativan or Xanax (alprazolam). Have Therapy for Stress of relationship, marriage, parenting, unresolved feelings of worry, fear; work and finances. Breathing Relaxation, Yoga.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
MEDICATION: Best to discuss medication with your Psychiatrist. If uncomfortable with your Dr. consult another for a second opinion. Have a physical exam by a Dr. to determine if you have a physical illness. Consult with a Clinical Psychologist for psychotherapy with ZOOM sessions. Fears and anxiety could be heightened due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Stay safe & hopeful to elevate your immune system.

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