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Drifting to sleep sudden jolt/zap feeling. Been going on for months. EKG normal, anxiety related?

Drifting to sleep sudden jolt/zap feeling. Been going on for months. EKG normal, anxiety related?

This is a common: And normal finding for many individuals. It is not directly related to stress. A hypnagogic jerk is an involuntary muscle spasm that occurs as a person is drifting off to sleep. The phenomenon is so named in reference to the hypnogogic state — the transitional period between wakefulness and sleep. Hypnagogic jerks are also commonly known as hypnic jerks or sleep starts. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Electrocardiogram (Definition)

Electrocardiogram (ecg, ekg) is a print-out of the electrical forces detected by electrodes on the chest wall, as electricity travels through the heart with each heart beat. The electrodes are placed in different positions, and each position "sees" the electrical activity of the heart from its own vantage point. Abnormalities in signal detected at chest surface ...Read more


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20yo. Calf pain. Ultrasound normal, blood work normal. Went to ER, SOB, CT w/dye normal, X-ray normal, EKG normal. Anxiety? Flying in the AM safe?

20yo. Calf pain. Ultrasound normal, blood work normal. Went to ER, SOB, CT w/dye normal, X-ray normal, EKG normal. Anxiety? Flying in the AM safe?

I think it is safe.: Apparently they looked for blood clot in your legs and lungs and did not find any. It could be anxiety or myalgia or something similar to it. If otherwise you are a healthy person then there is no reason for not flying. During flying I would suggest streching your legs by moving around whenever you get an opportunity as a preventive measure for the DVT. ...Read more

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Pain in center of chest. Echo EKG normal. Have anxiety and 7 months pregnant. Pain left side neck and left shoulder blade also?

Pain in center of chest. Echo EKG normal. Have anxiety and 7 months pregnant. Pain left side neck and left shoulder blade also?

Psychotherapy: Ask your OBGYN for a referral to a psychologist for an eval. A few sessions might tell if talk therapy can guide you thru this or if preg-safe meds are needed too. This is important to do now to reduce the risks of severe post-partum depression/anx. That's harder to treat - and the baby demands are greater. Planning for the life changes is easier w/ help/support. Help (like it says) can help. Best ...Read more

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1st EKG abnormal during anxiety attack 2nd normal EKG when calm and normal chest xray showed no enlargement and my heart was fine why did it say that?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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1st EKG abnormal during anxiety attack 2nd normal EKG when calm and normal chest xray showed no enlargement and my heart was fine why did it say that?

EKG: Depends on what the abnormal reading was, such as sinus tachycardia which can occur with panic and reverts to normal sinus rhythm when calm. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Two nights woke with pounding and fast heart rate and one night with nausea. Should I be concerned or could this be anxiety? Ekg was neg morning after

Palpitation: Anxiety is one of the reason you may have this symptom bu can not ignore as it is a sole cause. Ekg when you not symptomatic is not going to be diagnostic either. You need some work up for that, rule out over acting thyroid and cardiac monitor to rule out intermittent arrythmia. See your primary care who will coordinate your plan of care ...Read more

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Tingling in hands, face and neck. I had a normal CT and ekg. I have anxiety disorder. What could be causing this?

Tingling in hands, face and neck. I had a normal CT and ekg. I have anxiety disorder. What could be causing this?

Anxiety & Panic: High anxiety -- and full panic attacks -- may cause hyperventilation, which in many people results in tingling symptoms like you're describing. Usually these appear in extremities first, but can progress to other parts of your body. Your doctor is trying to rule out other possible physical causes. Please know there are good treatments for anxiety; psychiatrists & therapists can help. ...Read more

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Experiencing excess saliva recently. History of mild tingling/numbness/arm weakness/need for deep breath. Normal blood tests/ekg/brain mri. Anxiety?

Experiencing excess saliva recently. History of mild tingling/numbness/arm weakness/need for deep breath. Normal blood tests/ekg/brain mri. Anxiety?

It depends.: I do not think that a heart condition is likely, given your age and results under normal conditions. It depends on when you get these episodes, and under what circumstances. If they happen during a hectic period in your day, like at work, etc., I would say anxiety is likely. However, if they occur at random points during your day, or after exertion, I would say get a stress test, etc.. ...Read more

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Chronic left sided chest pain localized x 1month. EKG normal, hx of anxiety. What could it be?

Chronic left sided chest pain localized x 1month. EKG normal, hx of anxiety. What could it be?

Costochrondritis?: Is the pain associated with certain movements? If so, it may just be from a sprain in the rib cage which may improve with NSAID. If it is associated with exertion and you have elevated blood lipid, blood sugar, and/or elevated BP (also pos family history of heart disease), an exercise echo may be warranted since the EKG is not sensitive enough. ...Read more

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Heart stops and restarts and then i'll get sudden head rush. Ekg was normal. Can anxiety cause heart to stop and get head rush?

Heart stops and restarts and then i'll get sudden head rush. Ekg was normal. Can anxiety cause heart to stop and get head rush?

No: Hearts beat in patterns that can only be recognized by machines. Hearts are, in a sense, starting and stopping continually, in that they pulsate or beat, meaning that they contract and rest about every second. Anxiety can cause a person to feel odd sensations. Focusing on these can increase anxiety. Focus, instead, on your positive interests and get busy. Your heart can take care of itself. ...Read more

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Was under intense stress & emotions to the point where I saw stars & vision went grey. No history of heart issues. EKG was good. Possible anxiety?

Was under intense stress & emotions to the point where I saw stars & vision went grey. No history of heart issues. EKG was good. Possible anxiety?

Anxiety can produce: The symptoms you mention but so can visual and neuro issues. Please see your doc to continue to rule out medical conditions. Consider seeing a clinical psychologist to Lear strategies to manage stress. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why am I so sensitive to my heart skipping beats even after cardiologist states my heart looks good with EKG and echo? Could anxiety be the culprit?

Why am I so sensitive to my heart skipping beats even after cardiologist states my heart looks good with EKG and echo? Could anxiety be the culprit?

Look further: Normal ekg and echo are not enough to dismiss your symptoms. You need to explore further. A session of multifunction cardiogram may help! Http://en. M.Wikipedia. Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain from anxiety? Normal ekg, chest xray and labs. Occasional rise in BP due to anxiety (130/100). Otherwise 120/80 and below

Shoulder pain from anxiety? Normal ekg, chest xray and labs. Occasional rise in BP due to anxiety (130/100). Otherwise 120/80 and below

Different causes: If the shoulder discomfort is worse with motions, there could be a chronic tendonitis or rotator cuff problem. Anxiety shouldn't have any effect. Try applying local heat and liniment and, if you can take them, antiinflammatories such as aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen may help. If no results get a shoulder exam by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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My 15 yo son has been getting palpitations frequently. Along with fatigue & lightheadedness. He cut out caffeine. Gets anxiety often. Ekg norm. Norm?

My 15 yo son has been getting palpitations frequently. Along with fatigue & lightheadedness. He cut out caffeine. Gets anxiety often. Ekg norm. Norm?

Palpitations: Could be normal, but a longer monitoring period such as a Holter study, an echo, CXR and thyroid studies would help to confirm this. All the best. ...Read more

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How do I get over my health anxiety. Particularly heart anxiety? . My ekgs. Echo. Stress test came back normal along with my blood work. Help?!

How do I get over my health anxiety. Particularly heart anxiety? . My ekgs. Echo. Stress test came back normal along with my blood work. Help?!

Talk therapy: If you are having anxiety about your health, and you are healthy, it may help to speak to a professional therapist. This can be invaluable to help you feel better. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain left side of neck (do have anxiety problems) EKG and echo blood work normal. Almost 7 months pregnant. Anything to worry about?

Throbbing pain left side of neck (do have anxiety problems) EKG and echo blood work normal. Almost 7 months pregnant. Anything to worry about?

Likely muscle throb: Women, pregnant or not, w/ throbbing in side of neck who have had med tests to rule out serious problems are left with a couple of poss. Causes: nervous tick (if due to anxiety), nerve irritatio: mechanical-due to pregnancy or just due to spinal or rib dysfunction irritating nerve. In pregnancy, meds are a bad idea, but osteopathic hands-on exam may find cause & gentle manipulation may fix it. ...Read more

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Got tattoo 4 wks ago of a solid black band on forearm 3in thick, ever since ive had racing heart, anxiety, insomnia. EKG fine. Tattoo healed fine.

Got tattoo 4 wks ago of a solid black band on forearm 3in thick, ever since ive had racing heart, anxiety, insomnia. EKG fine. Tattoo healed fine.

Racing heart, anxiety, insomnia: Is there a systemic reaction to introduced infection eg Hepatitis etc vs an immune endocrine
reaction to the material impregnated into your skin? Be thoroughly clinically evaluated. Good Luck ...Read more

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Severe anxiety. Echocardiogram, ekg, stress, all normal. What's the worst than can come from my palpitations? 18 in good shape. Can I have a heart attack?

Severe anxiety. Echocardiogram, ekg, stress, all normal. What's the worst than can come from my palpitations? 18 in good shape. Can I have a heart attack?

Palpitation Sx: 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 found with abnormal hearts. ...Read more

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Severe shortness of breath, warm skin no fever, headache, fast heartrate when standing, worsening daily. Ekg. Xray normal. No anxiety, meds won't help.

Severe shortness of breath, warm skin no fever, headache, fast heartrate when standing, worsening daily. Ekg. Xray normal. No anxiety, meds won't help.

See doctor: A variety of illnesses, some serious, could be causing these symptoms. Please see your doctor for examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Can tight scalene s cause pressure feeling jaw neck and shoulder. Hist eds3 pots GERD anxiety. Recent EKG echo normal. Paranoid it's heart related?

Can tight scalene s cause pressure feeling jaw neck and shoulder. Hist eds3 pots GERD anxiety. Recent EKG echo normal. Paranoid it's heart related?

Not surprised if yes: Referred pain is a common phenomenon. A massage therapist experienced in working with these muscle trigger points probably can bring about changes in such pain. It is not a D.I.Y. task - you could cause trouble if it is done by an amateur. Jaw, neck and shoulder pain is worth trying this if you know a professional who claims to know the procedure. W/ a normal cardiac exam, heart is not a worry. ...Read more

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Can anxiety attacks result in abnormal ekgs?

Can anxiety attacks result in abnormal ekgs?

Anxiety: Anxiety attacks can be associated with tachycardia and sometimes nonspecific ECG changes. ...Read more

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Pulse is regularly mid-low 50s when sitting or lying down. Had 2 EKGs recently, both came back normal, tho pulse was high during both due to anxiety, not sure if that could impact results. Should I be concerned about the low pulse?

Normal heart rate: Range is 40-120. Lower in fit people who exercise and higher in poorly conditioned individuals. A low heart rte is only clinically significant when it is associated with symptoms such as dizziness, syncope, shortness of breath or exertional restriction. ...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