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Can Chest Tightness Be Relieved By Xanax
Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more
Xanax?: You're implying, of course, by noting that xanax helps that your chest tightness is anxiety related. Maybe so. But, do you have cardiac risk factors? Your age is important. If the tightness is reproduced by exertion and relieved by rest, you should see your doctor. If it's either very brief (seconds) or very long (hours), it's probably not your heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety vs asthma? Symtpoms, coughing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, gasping for air. Have anxiety. On meds. Xanax not working.Albuteral does.
Intermittent dyspnea, chest tightness.. 1-3 hrs, not related to exertion, some time relieved by bronchodilators. Any suggestions? Could be psychogenic?
Hard to say.: Psychogenic causes can never be completely ruled out. I would suggest starting with a trip to your primary doctor and see if they are concerned about any type of cardio or pulmonary problem. Peace of mind is worth a lot. ...Read more
I took Xanax once to help me sleep but ever since , I am starting to have many tightness in the chest with strong heart beats. Is it from xanax?
Taking 7.5mg 2/day of buspar for a week now. made me very drowsy. took half and still got drowsy with some chest tightness. get smaller doses? or stop
Likely Discontinue: Check with your prescribing provider. It seems as though you're having an adverse reaction to this medication. But, drowsiness is an unusual side effect of buspirone (buspar). Consider what effect the Xanax and herbal supplements you are taking may be having. Xanax is a potent medication that can cause excessive drowsiness rather than relieving anxiety. Buspar is not great at reducing anxiety. ...Read more
Asthma, angina, muscle? diangosis w/ asthma when teen. Never experienced wheezing ever. Recently had very mild chest tightness when walking up stairs (not heavy or painful). I smoke marijuana & have anxiety
Needs evaluation: Nobody can diagnose the cause of chest pain purely on the basis of symptoms. If they are occurring with exertion, cardiac and lung causes need to be considered, but they can also be related to asthma or anxiety. Your doctor needs to take a thorough history, do a physical examination and then may want to do further tests. Xanax is a very short-acting drug and there may be better choices. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart esophagus lung: The most serious possibility is angina which is a symptom of myocardial ischemia; that is poor circulation to the heart. Another possiblity is that the tube that connects ones mouth to the stomach may have a problem. Another possibility is that the lungs are affected by an infection such as preumonia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multifactorial: Chest tightness and pain can be caused by a variety of reasons, including cardiac, pulmonary, gasto-intestinal and musculo-skeletal. In order to differentiate the cause a careful history and physical exam is often necessary. Lab tests and radiologic studies may also be necessary. The answer is often easy but can be very complicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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