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Lately i've had bad anxiety, focused on my breathing, my heart beat and bp..Then i panic and it speeds up, getting palpitations n scared wanting to go to er. Been to pcp, says heart ok. What to do? :(

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Dr. Mary Weatherford
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Anxiety

If you md says you are ok you might want to consult with a mental health professional to help you deal with your symptoms.

In brief: Anxiety

If you md says you are ok you might want to consult with a mental health professional to help you deal with your symptoms.
Dr. Mary Weatherford
Dr. Mary Weatherford
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Dr. Laura Wuarin
Psychiatry

In brief: Best is SSRI

Hello, best treatment for anxiety is an antidepressant.
If you have insomnia recommend Remeron (mirtazapine) 15-30 mg at night. Other options are citalopram or sertraline- would start at 10 or v25 mg/d respectively. It will take a few weeks but can help anxiety safely. Beware that you don't have bipolar disorder because it can make you worse. Rec you see a mental health provider.

In brief: Best is SSRI

Hello, best treatment for anxiety is an antidepressant.
If you have insomnia recommend Remeron (mirtazapine) 15-30 mg at night. Other options are citalopram or sertraline- would start at 10 or v25 mg/d respectively. It will take a few weeks but can help anxiety safely. Beware that you don't have bipolar disorder because it can make you worse. Rec you see a mental health provider.
Dr. Laura Wuarin
Dr. Laura Wuarin
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Dr. Steven Griggs
Best treatment is medication plus psychotherapy, statistically, not only one. Best treatment may also be counseling, focusing specifically on anxiety-reducing techniques. First you need a dx to determine that anxiety is functional, not physical. Here's a self-help reference: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html
Dr. Satish Sundar
Pediatrics

In brief: Rest assured

The heart is likely ok.
You need to take care of the anxiety. Your autonomic nervous system can increase the hr with change in level of anxiety. In simple words, talk to a psychologist or consider anxiolytics.

In brief: Rest assured

The heart is likely ok.
You need to take care of the anxiety. Your autonomic nervous system can increase the hr with change in level of anxiety. In simple words, talk to a psychologist or consider anxiolytics.
Dr. Satish Sundar
Dr. Satish Sundar
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