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jazzy29
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   Posted 10/25/2008 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi every one
I thought I would share with you what seems to be helping me right now. When visiting the Dr yesterday because i really felt i could not cope anymore with my major anxiety and panic, the doctor checked my heart rate which was double what it should have been!!
I didnt really think i suffered with palpitations but it seemed that i must have been.
The dr explained to me that having this can intesify anxiety when having a panic which i didnt realise as i thought it was just what happened during a PA.but my heart had been beating faster all day! Because i am fearful of taking psychological meds he suggested a drug that evens out the heart beat therefore helping to reduce the physical 'fight or flight' bodily symptoms.
Since taking it last night my feelings of anxiety and panic have dramatically reduced, i know its early days but i wanted to share this as it has really helped me.
Has anyone else had this experience or similar or suffer from palpitations as this could be a route to take?? yeah
I would be really interested to hear your views and any more ideas that have helped to reduce these physical symptoms that can enhance anxiety.
 
Warm wishes

Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/25/2008 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there
There are so many things that can and will enhance anxiety and cause panic attacks
Going to a doctor is one for sure...........
Many ppl have higher BP when seeing a doc for first time and heartrate'

My Cait not long ago had to go to hospital and when I got her there in triage her heartrate was 190
NO explanation
But they sure enough asked IF she could have gotten into street drugs or my pain meds'

A BIG NO
Cait is not like that
yes she has her typical teen problems plus but not that

I have had a really high heart rate many times and I can bring it down with alot of DEEP breathing
THats me
I do suggest you continue to keep an open dialogue with your doc about this
Obviously he did not think it was life threatening but I KNOW you had to have been scared
Also wanted to say your doc treated you good it does sound to me and knew what to give and do for you

Luvs
LYN


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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 10/25/2008 5:06:11 PM (GMT-6)


Mazfire
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   Posted 10/25/2008 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   

There is a big difference between palpitations and an elevated heart rate- a speedy pulse is not the same thing, palpitations affect the rythm of your heart- they dont necessarily make your heart beat faster per se, they skip beats and this in turn can increase anxiety.

Ive had palpitations for years and have always thought them to be a side effect of my meds. They feel weird, but not distressing. Ive also experienced a faster pulse since i was medicated, back in 1995. My resting heart rate is around 100-120, when the norm is between 60-80.

Good luck!

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/25/2008 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   
THe heartrate depends on the person and I do agree the HR and Palipations are different
I was giving an example of HR .....
And how I bring mine down.....

Again many will have palipations when going to a doc as well ........
Or going into a new situation

LYN
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stkitt
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   Posted 10/25/2008 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey there,

Just wanted to add that everyone experiences palpitations but most of us never feel them. I have had palpitations but as I have no sx with them I just keep on going.

Anxiety can raise your heart rate.

Take care
Kitt


 

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jazzy29
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   Posted 10/25/2008 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
I was having palpitations aswell as an increased heart rate which is why I was given the medication, I was not fearful of the palpitation at all as my fear and anxiety was a bout feeling i may go or be crazy. So didnt go to the docs for my heart but as he explained that this may be increasing the effects of my panic without realising it.

I do feel more restful now than before, which will give me more energy to stay on the road of recovery i hope!

x

Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/25/2008 7:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope as well Jazzy
Do keep us posted k

LYN
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     Listen To Your Heart,Look Inside Yourself,Understand You
 
 
 
                    

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