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I experience a lot of stress, anxiety and panic. I've been checked out (blood, thyroid, x ray, EKG, urine) for palpitations and the doctor says it's anxiety. What should I do?
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Dr. Lee Lawrence
Emergency Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Anxiety is likely it
It is important to determine what these episodes are related to and how long they last.
You should check your pulse during the episode to see if it is heart related. Use calming techniques such as controlled breathing. Eliminate caffeine, smoking and any other cardiac stimulants. Your primary md may try medication such as Ativan or xanax (alprazolam). Psychiatric consultation may also be helpful.

In brief: Anxiety is likely it
It is important to determine what these episodes are related to and how long they last.
You should check your pulse during the episode to see if it is heart related. Use calming techniques such as controlled breathing. Eliminate caffeine, smoking and any other cardiac stimulants. Your primary md may try medication such as Ativan or xanax (alprazolam). Psychiatric consultation may also be helpful.
Dr. Lee Lawrence
Dr. Lee Lawrence
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Anxiety
If there is no physical cause then this is psychological.
Make sure you are not using recreational drugs or alcohol as these can cause your symptoms. Call your doctor for a referral to psychiatrist that can determine the cause of your problem and treat you properly. No matter what be sure you are living a healthy lifestyle.

In brief: Anxiety
If there is no physical cause then this is psychological.
Make sure you are not using recreational drugs or alcohol as these can cause your symptoms. Call your doctor for a referral to psychiatrist that can determine the cause of your problem and treat you properly. No matter what be sure you are living a healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Could be
Anxiety symptoms can overlap with other medical ailments.
If your doctor thinks you may be suffering from anxiety and panic attacks, please discuss with your doctor the next step in terms of diagnosis and treatment.

In brief: Could be
Anxiety symptoms can overlap with other medical ailments.
If your doctor thinks you may be suffering from anxiety and panic attacks, please discuss with your doctor the next step in terms of diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Palpitation treat
Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol , street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances.
Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem and for treatment if the basics above don't help, your anxiety may be overdriving everything may see psych help.

In brief: Palpitation treat
Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol , street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances.
Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem and for treatment if the basics above don't help, your anxiety may be overdriving everything may see psych help.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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