Can panic/anxiety attacks occur without heart rate change? I've been diagnosed with pvc's and taking propafenone 300mg daily.

YES. Panic attacks and anxiety attacks can take several forms when it comes to physical presentation. People who are takig medications like propafenon or Propranolol or other cardiac rhythm meds can certainly have a full blown panic attack without the dramatic tachycardia that sometimes accompanies it. If you are still having attacks , check with your dr. And see if it can be further controled.

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Do panic attacks caused by anxiety cause your heart rate to change for short periods of time?

Yes. Anxiety attacks, especially in young women, can lead to heart rates even in the low to mid hundreds. However, sudden starting or stopping, or heart rates over 150 bpm, may suggest an arrhythmia, such as an SVT. Other, rare conditions can cause similar symptoms too. If concerned, consider seeing a heart rhythm specialist. Read more...
Yes. You can experience palpitations during a panic attack. Further testing needed if the symptoms are severe or cause chest pain, dizziness or weakness. Read more...
Absolutely! Tachycardia ( a fast heart rate) is part and parcel of a panic attack. Also can have shortness of breath, dizziness, or feelings something terrible will happen. Please talk to your doc about ruling out medical causes, treating anxiety itself, or referring to therapist or psychiatrist. Stay clear of benzos (not effective/addicting), with few exceptions. If medication considered ssri's are best. Read more...

Can panic/anxiety attacks kill you? If I think about my heart rate I can raise my blood pressure to 140/95 and my heart rate can get well passed 100+

No. Even though it might feel like it and very scary, you won't die from a panic attack. However, it's important to get treatment from your family doctor or psychiatrist, as it is not pleasant to be living with panic attacks. Read more...

I have a health anxiety disorder and OCD. When I eat sugar my heart rate rises into the 80's-90's range and today had a panic attack. BP 128/81.?

Anxiety and health. It is not uncommon for anxiety to cause health problems. Many people with Panic Disorder incorrectly believe they are having a heart attack. i am unsure if there is a correlation between sugar, heart rate and panic. If you have high BP you need to lower your stress and get BP medication. If your panic continues see a MH professional. Read more...

Can anxiety cause problems even if ur heart never races. Like can u have anxiety issue without rapid heart rate or panic attack?

Yes you can. Some anxiety manifests more in worrying, tension, insomnia, etc, rather than physical symptoms like fast heart rate. Physical symptoms like that and others (including fatigue and headache) are still very common. You don't have to have panic attacks for anxiety to bother you either. Help is available if you work with a psychologist who understands these things, or a psychiatrist too. Read more...