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Can anxiety cause constant heart palpitations? If you feel anxious all day. Yes or no im 20

Can anxiety cause constant heart palpitations? If you feel anxious all day. Yes or no im 20

Yes!: Hi Jackie, Heat palpitation is one of teh hallmarks of anxiety, along with feeling dizzy, sweating, flushed face, and feeling nautious. See a professional please for more details, an assessment and treatment. ...Read more

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Palpitation (Definition)

Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more


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Can heart palpitations caused by stress/anxiety be painful or painless?

Yes: Stress and a anxiety have direct relationship to arrhythmia and subsequent palpitations(symptomatic). Other patients can have arrhythmia and remain asymptomatic. If palpitation is present, there are a series of evaluation (physical examination, history, diagnostic tests and labs), which may be necessary to rule out any serious situations. ...Read more

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Can frequent heart palpitations damage your heart or cause problems? I'm getting them every couple of minutes. I should add I have bad anxiety

Can frequent heart palpitations damage your heart or cause problems? I'm getting them every couple of minutes. I should add I have bad anxiety

Heart palpitations: It's so common to have heart palpitations, everyone has them. They do not cause damage. Sometimes we feel them, sometimes we don't. They are more important when we are monitoring people who are suffering ongoing heart disease. If you have had a normal heart exam and EKG to evaluate this, you're probably going to be fine. ...Read more

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Is it possible for clonazepam to cause anxiety and heart palpitations and panick at night? Anything is possible right?

Is it possible for clonazepam to cause anxiety and heart palpitations and panick at night? Anything is possible right?

Highly unlikely: Unless you happen to have untreated sleep apnea and lost significant oxygen from the respiratory suppression of the Clonazepam and then awakened with a gasping arousal that then went on to trigger your panic. If this happened to you then you should see your family doc for a referral to a sleep specialist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why do diet pills and sugar blockers cause me heart palpitations and anxiety. These were prescribed by a doc. Should i continue?

Why do diet pills and sugar blockers cause me heart palpitations and anxiety. These were prescribed by a doc. Should i continue?

Diet pills: You did not say what diet pills you are taking but many are similar to amphetamines, which can cause increased heart rate & blood pressure. Some people are very sensitive to amphetamines & need a smaller dose. Also, they are contraindicated in people w/ cardiac problems or who have a family history cardiac problems. Perhaps another doc can address the "sugar blockers" part of your question. ...Read more

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17 days post bilateral PE caused bc pills. On xarelto, wondering if pain in lungs and anxiety is normal after? Also, heart palpitations?

17 days post bilateral PE caused bc pills. On xarelto, wondering if pain in lungs and anxiety is normal after? Also, heart palpitations?

Yes, if decreasing..: Sorry you had such a serious complication.. Bilateral pulmonary embolism can be source of chest pain, shortness of breath and palpitations. However, after two weeks these symptoms should be improving, getting less severe.. If you notice any worsening, perhaps you should talk to your doctor to make sure.. ...Read more

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Can regular heart palpitations cause fear & weakness? Ive been to heart doc they say Im fine. Is it just anxiety or Afib?

Can regular heart palpitations cause fear & weakness? Ive been to heart doc they say Im fine. Is it just anxiety or Afib?

If all the work up: are negative for underlying heart, thyroid condition etc, then most likely you have anxiety. A normal EKG and Holter monitoring would essentially rule out atrial fibrillation. Check out our website's tips on anxiety and panic attack. God bless you! http://www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/guide/tips-for-reducing-stress ...Read more

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Can heart palpitations caused by anxiety and panic disorder be dangerous? I had ecg, echo and a 24 hour holter check out ok with 20+ PVC shown.

Can heart palpitations caused by anxiety and panic disorder be dangerous? I had ecg, echo and a 24 hour holter check out ok with 20+ PVC shown.

Palpitations: Can be caused by panic and anxiety disorders. But people suffering with panic and anxiety disorders can also have other common medical disorders manifested by palpitations. A simple ecg, echocardiogram and holter monitor do not adequately determine completely normal cardiac function. If they persist you need to pursue an explanation but with your doctor. This forum is inadequate. ...Read more

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Muscle burning, fatigue, heavy legs, heart palpitations, gerd, malaise lasts for mos. diagnosed with ptsd and panic disorder. anxiety cause these symptoms? My doc sees no blood test abnormalities.

Yes, but: Stress is a complex biology that produces many "non-specific" (vague, little on tests) symptoms. The symptoms you mention are within the spectrum of symptoms seen in chronic stress biology; but, that does not prove it is the cause for you. Since it has been going on for months and tests negative, stress a likely cause. Mechanisms complex and not simple to understand. ...Read more

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Could heart palpitations be a sign of anxiety?

Could heart palpitations be a sign of anxiety?

See below: If all the physical/substance related causes have been ruled out, then yes. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations for 3 days. Anxiety for a day and a half of it. Was worried so i started counting them. I had 20+ of them in 35 minutes. Worry?

Heart palpitations for 3 days. Anxiety for a day and a half of it. Was worried so i started counting them. I had 20+ of them in 35 minutes. Worry?

Palpitation among: Young people is usually not serious and your anxiety likely triggers it. See your dr and get checked. Have an ekg and possibly a 24 hour holter monitoring done. Treating the anxiety will likely resolve the palpitation. Take care and god bless u! http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/mental-health-anxiety-disorders. http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/mental-health-anxiety-disorders. ...Read more

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Is anxiety or heart palpitations a symptom of ovulation?

Is anxiety or heart palpitations a symptom of ovulation?

No: If you are having heart palpitations and anxiety, review this with your doctor and see if you need counseling, or medication or both after being properly diagnosed. ...Read more

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What is a good beta blocker to take for anxiety to stop heart palpitations?

What is a good beta blocker to take for anxiety to stop heart palpitations?

Almost any: There are many older, cheaper, effective beta blockers that will work for both problems: atenolol, metoprolol, propranolol. The newer, brand-name meds like bystolic (nebivolol) are "selective" regarding beta-1 and beta-2 receptors, and so may not be as effective as the older, tried, and true meds. ...Read more

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Earlier i had heart palpitations then right after i had an anxiety attack now it won't go away what do I do and should I worry?

Earlier i had heart palpitations then right after i had an anxiety attack now it won't go away what do I do and should I worry?

See a doctor: Anxiety or panic attacks and heart attacks can have very similar symptoms. The description of persisting symptoms is atypical for a classic panic attach, which tends to peak quicly and dissipate within 15-20 minutes or so. What you should do depends on diagnosis, which only an examination can do - with cardiac symptoms generally immediate and prompt evaluation is needed. Dont mess around c a doc. ...Read more

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Due to anxiety, I have been getting frequent heart palpitations where it feels like my heart flutters. Is this dangerous to my heart?

Due to anxiety, I have been getting frequent heart palpitations where it feels like my heart flutters. Is this dangerous to my heart?

Not necessarily: Palpitations are a sign that the heart is getting more stimulation from the adrenaline surges that happen in anxiety or panic attacks. Very normal physiologic response. Prolonged surges over years could affect the heart, but at 21 years of age it is very unlikely. If u feel your skipping beats or being irregular u should seek medical help by seeing a doctor. ...Read more

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I've had horrible heart palpitations for the last few days.not anxiety related.healthy 33 yr female.could it be related to ovulation?

I've had horrible heart palpitations for the last few days.not anxiety related.healthy 33 yr female.could it be related to ovulation?

Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. ...Read more

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I exercise quite regularly but I get heart palpitations and experience anxiety and stress on a regular basis. Is this bad for my heart?

I exercise quite regularly but I get heart palpitations and experience anxiety and stress on a regular basis. Is this bad for my heart?

Therapy?: It can be. Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


Dr. Steven Griggs
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Pounding Heart (Pulse) (Definition)

Pounding heartbeat is a symptom in which a person senses that his heart is beating very strongly, such as during exercising. Pounding heartbeat, without other chest or heart symptoms, can be normal if it happens only during exercise. Otherwise, a medical problem may be the cause. ...Read more