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Doctor insights on: Cardiologists Prescribe Anxiety Medications

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,146 doctors shared insights

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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My cardiologist looked at my chart and saw that I have an anxiety disorder. They prescribed me anti-anxiety med?

My cardiologist looked at my chart and saw that I have an anxiety disorder. They prescribed me anti-anxiety med?

Assume: that cardiologist evaluated for cardiac issues. If anxiety is believed to contribute to or to cause your symptoms -then this sounds like an appropriate medication choice. Take care. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my cardiologist looked at my chart and saw that I have an anxiety disorder and prescribed me anti anxiety med?

What do you suggest if my cardiologist looked at my chart and saw that I have an anxiety disorder and prescribed me anti anxiety med?

Ask them why?: Did they prescribe the medication because of symptoms you reported? Were they concerned that some of your symptoms were related to anxiety? No harm in asking them what their reasoning for doing so would be. ...Read more

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Been on plavix (clopidogrel) for 6 month, drug eluting stent. Is it safe to switch to effient? My cardiologist wasn't sure. Will it be better for anxiety problem?

Been on plavix (clopidogrel) for 6 month, drug eluting stent. Is it safe to switch to effient? My cardiologist wasn't sure. Will it be better for anxiety problem?

Continue Plavix (clopidogrel): Plavix (clopidogrel) needs to be taken for destents for at least a year if not longer and it is not for anxiety u can take something else for that. ...Read more

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Why would a cardiologist prescribe clonazepam?

Why would a cardiologist prescribe clonazepam?

Clonazepam: A cardiologist is a fully licensed physician, also trained in internal medicine. There are multiple conditions for which this medication can be prescribed. One would need to ask either the patient or the physician presuming one had a reason or permission to know. ...Read more

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What could cause rapid BP spikes (30-40/10-20) that isn't stress, anxiety or diet related. Been to 5 doctors including a cardiologist and no answer?

What could cause rapid BP spikes (30-40/10-20) that isn't stress, anxiety or diet related. Been to 5 doctors including a cardiologist and no answer?

Labile blopressure : You have labile blood pressure. There is no particular cause, but some people are more sensitive to external stress, and their blood pressure will show it. It the upper ranges put you in the hypertensive range, treatment may be indicated. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I didn't inform cardiologist about the use. I know it was stupid and won't again. I'm just experiencing minor chest pains but i'm having bad anxiety?

Use of what?: See your cardiologist again and always be honest with your doctor. No one can make a good decision or recommendation without all the information. ...Read more

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I have a cardiologist appt.Coming up, but in the mean time my anxiety is unbearable.How can you distinguish heart probs.From anxiety?Its hard to tell!

I have a cardiologist appt.Coming up, but in the mean time my anxiety is unbearable.How can you distinguish heart probs.From anxiety?Its hard to tell!

Heart Condition is: Uncommon among young people unless there's a strong family history of it. Check out these links.http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2011/01/23/11-tips-to-help-manage-anxiety/ http://www.M.Webmd.Com/heart-disease/tc/ chest-pain-home-treatment. http://heartdisease.about.com/cs/coronarydisease/a/cp1.htm. ...Read more

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My cardiologist thinks my atrial flutter is due to a severe anxiety disorder. If the anxiety gets controlled can the atrial flutter go away?

My cardiologist thinks my atrial flutter is due to a severe anxiety disorder. If the anxiety gets controlled can the atrial flutter go away?

No: Atrial flutter is due to an abnormal electrical pathway. It may be triggered by anxiety if the anxiety make you have extra early beats (palpitations) which may trigger the rhythm problem. Otherwise, atrial flutter may resolve on its own (but may return), may be controlled by medications, or may need a procedure called an ablation to cure. ...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