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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

Dr. James Dukelow
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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 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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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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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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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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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. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more