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A 45-year-old female asked:

I suffer from depression and anxiety. it has been managed well but on sunday i started feeling my heart pounding, i feel it in my chest, fingers, neck, ears and temples, it sometimes even goes to my toes. and more symptomsi i have low blood pressure?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
The pattern you cite appears to show you are health focused, which many use as a more acceptable source of fear than general anxiety. Get a checkup with your doc, but follow this with consistent work with a life coach/therapist to learn ways to deal with stress. Life can be better when you have the skills to manage.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity as tolerated. Drink more water. Wish you good health!
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Last updated May 15, 2021

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