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How do I know the difference between anxiety about heart rate vs having real heart problems?

How do I know the difference between anxiety about heart rate vs having real heart problems?

In order to be 100%: In order to rule out any possibility of your anxiety like symptoms to not have anything to do with your heart...I believe, for your own piece of mind, a visit with a cardiologist is your next and only step...It is always better to be safe then sorry! ...Read more

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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Can metformin cause anxiety fast heart rate?

Can metformin cause anxiety fast heart rate?

Unusual: If metformin causes cardiac symptoms, it is more likely to cause a lower heart rate. However, the anxiety you are experiencing can cause elevated heart rate. ...Read more

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I suffer a lot from anxiety. My heart rate always seems fast but regular. Iv been suffering with sharp chest pain on and off, what could it be?

I suffer a lot from anxiety. My heart rate always seems fast but regular. Iv been suffering with sharp chest pain on and off, what could it be?

Anxiety: You should consult your doctor to rule out medical issues, if cleared you could benefit from seeing a mental health specialist who treats anxiety. Best. ...Read more

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I was put on atenolol(25mg daily) to control my anxiety related heart rate. I developed benign PVCS. Is it possible the drug can cause this?

I was put on atenolol(25mg daily) to control my anxiety related heart rate. I developed benign PVCS. Is it possible the drug can cause this?

Unclear question: Are you asking if atenolol can cause PVCs? It thats your question then the answer is no. Atenolol is a beta blocker, that is it blocks adrenalines irritating effect on the heart. Thus, it is actually used to treat symptomatic PVCs. Caffeine, insomnia, stress can all precipitate PVCs. ...Read more

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If my blood pressure is always around 100/60 - 105 / 55 or lower but because my anxiety my heart rate can be 64-124bpm is this healthy been cleared 3x?

If my blood pressure is always around 100/60 - 105 / 55 or lower but because my anxiety my heart rate can be 64-124bpm is this healthy been cleared 3x?

Anxiety: You are doing fine, your blood pressure is good and unless you meditate away your anxiety or find another way to alleviate it, your heart rate will tend to be fast. Long term unlikely to hurt...... ...Read more

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Tightening of hand and left arm, along with anxiety. Increased heart rate. Is this anxiety related or more serious?

Tightening of hand and left arm, along with anxiety. Increased heart rate. Is this anxiety related or more serious?

Arm symptoms: It is important to exclude serious pathology before ascribing to anxiety;go see a physician ASAP or connect via Health Tap prime concierge ...Read more

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How to know if it's a heart attack, hypoglycemia, or anxiety? Fast heart rate, chest pain, crying, fear, all out of the blue. 22 y/o female no history

Dr. Mark Pack Dr. Pack
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How to know if it's a heart attack, hypoglycemia, or anxiety? Fast heart rate, chest pain, crying, fear, all out of the blue. 22 y/o female no history

See your doctor: The only way to know is to see your primary physician and have them evaluate you in person. Unable to answer you regarding this matter without a personal evaluation. ...Read more

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Can constant anxiety raise the heart rate all day long?

Can constant anxiety raise the heart rate all day long?

Yes: But it would be prudent to investigate other possible causes of tachycardia as well. ...Read more

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Woke up with racing bpm 98-102, while still in bed. It went back to Normal a min later. I've been having anxiety about my heart rate could this cause?

Many reasons;: There are many reasons for a fast heart rate, some are metabolic, some are hormonal, some are secondary to uncontrolled stress and anxiety and some are simply circuitry issues within the heart itself. In young adults suffering from anxiety, and whose symptoms include waking up with a racing heart, it is wise to rule out cardiac issues. Usually with an EKG, and at times thyroid hormone testing. ...Read more

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Can pmdd cause more anxiety and faster heart rate?

Can pmdd cause more anxiety and faster heart rate?

PMDD: Premenstrual dysphoric disorder can cause increased symptoms of anger, irritability and anxiety. So that is possible. ...Read more

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What are some nice tips to control anxiety, or your heart rate in stressful environments?

Try smoking (?): What! On a Health Website? I mean the breathing pattern - w/out a cigarette! Actually, many smokers benefit from the breath pattern w/out knowing the role it plays. The deep inhale, hold, and full exhale thru the lips is very good for you. It reduces BP and HR. Part of "I need a smoke!" is about this. So, don't use tobacco - but take the time of a cigarette and breathe that way whenever you want. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause your heart rate to go fast all day? And weakness? My hr goes up to 125 when up and around.

Can anxiety cause your heart rate to go fast all day? And weakness? My hr goes up to 125 when up and around.

See a doctor: Anxiety can make your heart rate go up; however, you should be evaluated to determine any other causes including heart conditions. Sometimes rapid heart rate can be caused by withdrawal from certain meds. Also, low or high blood pressure, a thyroid condition, smoking, caffeine use or other drugs can cause a rapid rate. You should be checked for an arrhythmia of the heart. ...Read more

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Hi, I have been taking 10mg of propranolol daily for several years to help with anxiety related increased heart rate. Are there longterm sideffects?

Hi,  I have been taking 10mg of propranolol daily for several years to help with anxiety related increased heart rate.  Are there longterm sideffects?

No: At this low dose there should not be any long term consequence. However i would suggest to you other eastern modalities. See my website drcynthia.Com for tips on meditation, hypnosis, exercise, etc. ...Read more

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My mum is 43 and has developed severely red cheeks as well as insomnia, anxiety and increased heart rate. What could it be?

My mum is 43 and has developed severely red cheeks as well as insomnia, anxiety and increased heart rate. What could it be?

Lupus vs Rosacea : 2 distinctive diseases that can start with an intense red rash mainly at the cheeks. Usually in adults. Rosacea and systemic lupus erythematosus (sle). Both more common in women. Lupus tend to be associated with systemic symptoms like fatigue, fever, joint pain, loss weight, anxiety etc. Autoimmune disease that can attack any organ of your body. See your doctor soon. ...Read more

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I get HBP say 140/95 with panic attacks and anxiety heart rate in the 115 and up range at morning and bed it's 90/55 heart rate 50s is this bad?

I get HBP say 140/95 with panic attacks and anxiety heart rate in the 115 and up range at morning and bed it's 90/55 heart rate 50s is this bad?

Panick attacks: It all depends on how often these panic attacks occur and wether they are interfering with your life and how you function . There are medications you can take on a regular basis and some to take on an as needed basis . You should also consider counseling to get to the root of what is causing the panic attacks snd how to deal eith them . ...Read more

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Always feel anxiety. My resting heart rate is usually higher than normal and I feel restless due to that. What could be the reason? Any disorder?

Some: The disorder that can cause that could be a thyroid problem, a heart problem or anxiety. Get your PCP check you and possibly even have a 24 hour holter monitor to check your heart rate. ...Read more

Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more