What to do if heart problem caused by drug use or just anxiety?

Hrt Dis - drug/anxie. It depends on the drug. Cocaine use has been associated with heart attacks in otherwise healthy people. Anxiety can be treated by your doctor with anti-anxiety meds. You will need to see your doctor to sort out which drug (or med) is causing a problem. .

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I'm on the birth control pill, recently become bad with health anxiety, how much of a heart problem risk does the pill cause? Is it drastic? Thankyou

Heart and BP pill. The risk of having a heart attack or stroke is low for most women, but it increases with age. At your age it is low risk, but over 35 the risk is higher. Also, women who smoke have a higher risk of heart disease. I would recommend no smoking if you are on the pill. Also, your blood pressure should be taken before starting the pill. High blood pressure is a risk for heart disease. Read more...

How can I tell if shortness of breath or feeling of odd breathing is caused by anxiety or heart problem? Not pregnant, normal echo/ecg last year

Anxiety. I understand your concern. Commend yourself for good functioning heart with normal echo/ecg. “Feeling of odd breathing” is due to Anxiety. Shortness of breath will be less intense with Anxiety, and it will not be continuous. Shortness of breath with heart problem is with discomfort, painful feeling in chest, palpitation, weakness See a psychiatrist for diagnosis; Therapy for Anxiety, Relaxation. Read more...
Primary Care. Discuss this with your primary care doctor. Develop an understanding with him or her of which of your symptoms you can feel secure about, and which ones you should get medical evaluation for. It may be useful to also have the input of a psychiatrist. Read more...

How to know if I have some heart problem or just anxiety?

Your doc can. examine you for cardiac problems. If that is ruled out please see a mental health professional for further treatment. Peace and good health. Read more...

Anxiety causing palpitations, or having a true heart problem?

Probably not. With anxiety your body and brain are in "high alert" and therefore a lot of adrenaline is being produced. Adrenaline is the ultimate heart stimulant so it may cause your heart to beat fast and your blood pressure to go up. If this "high alert" state is maintained for prolonged periods of time it may take a toll on the heart so you need to be evaluated to get your anxiety under control. Read more...
Hard to say. Anxiety can cause palpitations in someone who does not have a heart problem. However, abnormal fast heart rhythms can make you anxious. Wearing a heart monitor can help sort out if you have an abnormal heart rhythm. Read more...

Why do I sometimes feel like my heart stops and I need to take deep breaths? Is it a heart problem or anxiety?

Anxiety shows itself. In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. See doc to rule out medical conditions and see a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. Read more...

I hadn't felt a palpitation before my first noticed one. Since then I've had bad anxiety/panic. Now I have palps a lot. Heart problem or just anxiety?

See your doctor . Given your age, I am thinking your symptoms are anxiety. Avoid the use of caffeine or energy drinks. If you smoke, quit. See your doctor for a check up. Once medical causes of your symptoms are ruled out, your anxiety can be treated with a combination of psychotherapy and medication. Best wishes! Read more...

Convinved I have a heart problem. Ekg and blood test normal. I was told its anxiety. Is it a common worry that I would think they just blew it off?

Health Phobia. You MAY have a health phobia, an irrational fear of something that is possible but not probably, especially if you have bee examined by your doctor. Consider getting a second opinion and then a mental health pro such as a clinical psychologist to learn ways to manage this situation and anxiety in general. You can do it. Peace and good health. Read more...