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Can anxiety cause sinus tachycardia? Even when not really feeling anxious? Can numb arms and pain in neck shoulders be anxiety. Scared to start lexapr

Definitely it can. Anxiety is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety insomnia, chest pain, palpitations, and parasthesia. Rec.: see your pcp for evaluation. Read more...

Can heart rate of 180 (caught on 14 day loop) still be considered sinus tachycardia? What can cause this if it's not my heart? No exercise/anxiety

Unlikely. Maximum HR is age related. At your age, 180 can be due to sinus tachy but only with reason eg, strenuous exercise, severe pain, anxiety thyroid XS or infection. More likely you have supraventricular tachycardia, a common but pathological condition. Your doctor will discuss treatment options. Meanwhile avoid nicotine, caffeine, alcohol, pseudoephedrine, and recreational drugs. Read more...

Can anxiety cause your heart rate to stay increased for hours/days? Heart x-ray, EKG, blood work normal. Sinus Tachycardia from anxiety?

EKG cannot be normal. Short answer, yes anxiety CAN cause elevated heart rate, duration varies with degree of anxiety (episode vs. chronic). An EKG should not be "normal" however, as sinus tachycardia would show up and make an EKG abnormal. This may require the attention of a local internist or cardiologist to further clarify, identify and treat or counsel. Read more...

How can you tell the difference between inappropriate sinus tachycardia and anxiety?

Tachycardia. Anxiety disorder is very common. Inappropriate sinus tachycardia is not. A physician can generally get a pretty good indication by a history and physical exam. Sometimes testing is appropriate. Read more...

Heave you ever herd of inappropriate sinus tachycardia? How hard is it to diagnose? Think I've had it for 13 yrs. Diagnosed as anxiety & deperssion.

It means w/out cause. It's that specialists cannot find a physiological cause that is 'inappropriate' in the dx. A person can also suffer emotional problems, but they could be tangled up w/ the heart too. Try to urge your doctors to consult and take the heart issue into consideration when prescribing psych meds - many can have side efxs of cardiac malfunction and you want to avoid this risk. Work as a team, ok? Best! Read more...

How do you differentiate anxiety disorder from POTS/inappropriate sinus tachycardia?

POTS/tachycardia. vs. anxiety disorder. First go to a doc to rule out/identify POTS and underlying cardiac conditions. Then see a mental health professional to learn anxiety management skills. One possibility is clinical hypnosis, another is biofeedback. See www.relaxationresponse.org for some self-help too. Peace and good health. Read more...

I'm 24 year old female 140 lbs 5'7. I've been diagnosed with sinus tachycardia. Doc says due to anxiety which I dont have. Should I get an echo done?

Sinus Tachycardia. Commend yourself if you do not have Anxiety due to stress.. Sinus tachycardia is usually a response to normal physiological situations-Stress, Anger, Exercise. Other causes can be: •Intake of stimulants such as Caffeine, Nicotine, Cocaine, or Amphetamines •Pain •FeverAnemiaHyperthyroidismDehydration See Physician for Diagnosis, status of your heart; discuss need for Echo, and Treatment. Read more...