Sometimes it is hard to know which came first, the palpitations or the panic.
Heart palpitations can be caused by anxiety, stress, fear and many other things.
Reducing stress and
anxiety can help lessen your heart palpitations. Try breathing exercises or
deep relaxation (a step-by-step process of tensing and then relaxing every
muscle group in your body) at the time of your heartbeat sensations. Also,
consider practicing yoga or tai chi on a regular basis to reduce the frequency
of your palpitations.
Beta-blockers control some of the physical symptoms of anxiety, such as trembling and sweating. Propranolol (Inderal) is a beta-blocker usually used to treat heart conditions and high blood pressure. The medicine also helps people who have physical problems related to anxiety. I have been on Inderal for years for BP control as well as a familial hand tremor. However, I am not prone to panic but to GAD.
Please know that you are not alone and that we all know where your coming from and what you going through. I hope you keep on talking with us.
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