How to controll a fast heart rate caused by anxiety? Breathing exercises don't work.

Beta blocker. Assuming medical problems like thyroid and heart disorders have been ruled out, a beta blocker like propranolol is effective at reducing extra heartbeats often seen in anxiety. But properly treating the anxiety is the most important thing to focus on.

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Why causes irregular breathing, drowsiness, and fast heart rate?

See doctor. for a thorough examination and history. There is no way to diagnose the vague symptoms over the internet, Read more...

I have pots and sometimes when I experience a fast heart rate, I get an instant intense buzzing all over even if I keep my breathing very slow. Due to fast hr, adrenaline, or a different cause?

Check out these. Links. I presume your dr has checked u for thyroid disorder and arrythmias. Take care and god bless u! http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/postural_tachycardia_syndrome/postural_tachycardia_syndrome.Htm. Read more...
Possibly related. Patients with postural tachycardia syndrome (pots) report dizziness, lightheadedness, weakness, blurred vision, and fatigue upon standing. Read more...