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How low is a low heart rate and how does in relate to beat blockers used for anxiety?

Beta blockers likely. 60 beats a minute is the lower limit of normal. Beta blockers will slow the heart rate. If the rate falls below about 45 or you have dizzy spells, you need to notify your doctor so that he/she can modify the dose. Read more...
Less than 60. Less than 60 beats per minute is considered slow. Beta-blockers decrease heart rate and blunt the stress response. If you are having excessively slow heart rates while taking beta-blockers you should talk with your doctor about lowering the dose or a different medication. Read more...
Just "numbers" Heart rates vary from person to person and in the same person and "rate" (heart beats per minute) varies in the name person in a wide range while awake and lower rate but still wide range while asleep. Heart rates below 60 beats per minute are considered "low" but are VERY NORMAL. Beta blockers LOWER the heart rate. Anxiety (eg: about your heary) will raise it ! Read more...

I started Suboxone today and my heart is beating really fast and I have anxiety. Is this normal with the medication?

No. but idiosyncratic reactions, those peculiar to one individual's physiology, may always occur. My best guess is that the dose is not enough to replace whatever opioids you were using, and that the rapid pulse is a sign of withdrawal. Are you still having other symptoms - stomach cramps, sweating, gooseflesh, muscle/joint pains etc? Talk to the prescribing physician about your symptoms. Read more...

I take lorazepam already for 2 years. Its for anxiety and now I feel very nervous. I have fast heart beating. Does it have to do with the medication?

It has to do with . Anxiety. If you have been taking a lot of Lorazepam and miss doses you can have withdrawal symptoms and that will cause anxiety and rapid heart. Also it could be just that you are having worsening anxiety symptoms and you need to have your treatment changed. First thing however is to see your doctor to make sure it isn't something else. This experience is common to people with anxiety. Read more...
Best for short term. Long term, generalized anxiety may not be what that drug is best for. I'd recommend a therapy where you can learn how to deal with your feelings along with the support of a medication to help you be calm enough to learn well. Talk with your doctor for a possible change - don't do it on your own! and ask for a referral to a psychotherapist to work on issues together with. Best! Read more...

Can citraplex anxiety medication cause chest pain or heart issues?

Not likely. Citraplex or ciprolex generic escitalopram is a ssri antidepressant used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder. Recent research has shown that electrocardiogram qt is prolonged (an abnormality in the heart's electrical system) but the incidence is rare. Read more...

I have panic/anxiety disorder and am consistently obsessed with my heart rate I get angry if its not 69 or below. What can help me besides medication?

Forget Heart Rate. And control your anxiety/panic disorder. Discuss with your psychiatrist (or get one) and forget about taking your pulse. You are barking up the wrong tree! panic attack is a serious disorder and if you do not control it, it will take over your life. Get help. Read more...
Relaxation. Cognitive behavioral therapy; yoga; meditation; mindfulness training (being in the here and now). Massage from partner can be inexpensive and relaxing. If obsessiveness persists seek professional help. Good luck, stay healthy. Read more...

Hello dr, I'm just wondering how can I over come my anxiety without medication. I had an attack earlier today felt like I couldn't catch my breath or gonna have a heart attack, is this normal? Thanks

Meditation,Yoga. Calm down concentrate ,meditate think good calm quite area to think about. think bout a place that take you away in your mind and be peaceful. If you pray go to the location that help you in the past. close your eyes and get to that place in your mind relax, deep slow breath think of happy events in your life. Read more...
Panic attacks can. come out of the blue. They are treatable by a mental health professional who specializes in treating folks w/them. The breathing and heart concerns are normal reactions. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions and then a clinical psychologist who can teach you strategies to deal w/this effectively. Peace and good health. Read more...
Therapy? Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as panic attacks, which are common is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. Read more...
Panic Attack? May need medication for panic attacks. General advice is relaxation techniques,as well as deep breathing exercises to help control physical and emotional responses to anxiety. Also need to ask yourself what you are really anxious about and is there anything you can do to change or control whatever it may be. Also go easy on stimulants like caffeine, etc, and get adequate sleep. Good luck! Read more...
Get help. You should consult a mental health professional who specializes in treating anxiety or panic attacks. There are a number of treatment protocols, with an without medication, that are highly successful in treating this condition. Don't delay. Contact someone now! Read more...
Panic is treatable.. I have worked with many people who have had panic 'attacks' (episode/disorder). Some meds can help acutely or preemptively, but talk therapy can offer long term recovery without the side effects of meds. Both cognitive behavior therapy and insight oriented therapy (different approaches) can dramatically reduce or eliminate panic disorder. Find a reputable therapist in your area. It is treatable. . Read more...
No other causes ! being female and 30 yr old your chances of having heart problems is very low but given the shift in modern life style and food habits it is always important to make sure that your risk factors are low. If you never had panic attacks before I suggest to be evaluated for orher medical causes that can cause this. See an internist. Yoga, meditation and breathing exercises help a lot with anxiety. . Read more...
Anxiety. I most recommend EMDR Therapy for faster resolution of anxiety. there are also a number of extremely effective "distraction" or "grounding" skills we teach to clients to rapidly slow down the fight or flight response. If you happen to be military please check your local MTF. I work at Travis. Read more...
Yes. That response is typical for anxiety/panic attack. Try very deep breathing, making sure to expand the diaphragm muscle by inhaling all the way into the belly. Do that about 10 times and see if it helps lessen the sensations of shortness of breath. Simultaneously, tell yourself that this is just anxiety, not a serious threat to your ability to breathe, and that it will pass in a few minutes. Read more...

16, female. I suffer from anxiety daily. My face burns red I sweat uncontrollably, my heart races and my head pounds, should I consider medication?

Medication is but. one possibility. A mental health professional can teach you ways to deal w/anxiety. Start w/a visit to your doc and he/she may give you a referral. Medication has its place but please don't rely on that alone. Peace and good health. Read more...

I need to know if im going to be put on medication. I have bad anxiety, suicidal thought, heart beat hard and fast, dizzy and headache panicattack etc?

Go to ER. With severe symptoms such as you describe you need to go to the ER for evaluation now. You will probably need medication but the doctors treating you will need to decide with you . Read more...
It's possible . Based on the symptoms you describe it is very possible that you will be given a medication . That is not to say that other treatment modalities are not going to be used such as therapy . Having suicidal thoughts are very concerning and you need to seek medical care immediately . There are many resources out there and many people can overcome what you are experiencing and live a normal life. . Read more...
Be seen now. If you are having suicidal thoughts please seek immediate help. I can't say whether or not the doctors will prescribe medication it all depends on your symptoms. Read more...