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Date Joined Apr 2014
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   Posted 6/13/2015 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I am having days of what feels like flips, flutters, flops and missed beats in either my left side by my ribs or left chest.
In the past, I have had holter monitors, (even a month long one), blood work, echocardiogram and EKG.
Lately, I've been planning my daughters wedding with only two months to do it.
So, I have been stressed from it I guess.
Sometimes I get tightness and pressure in my neck and moody like crying.

Anyway, I went to the family dr the other day feeling very upset with the palpitations.
He examined me and said my heart sounded great, my blood pressure is good, and he pulled out the last two ekg's I had and said they were fine.
He said he thought it was all from anxiety.
He gave me a prescription for Xanax if I need to calm down.

I also have low b12 I'm taking a supplement for, and I tried to get off my estrogen patches, but now I'm back on them. (I also get hot especially at night), and I'm fatigued sometimes.
I also have gerd issues.

I guess I keep thinking there is something wrong with my heart.
Weeks ago, my daughter and I were disagreeing about the wedding, but now everything is ok between us.
So, I think it's not anxiety!

Can anxiety be truly causing these palpitations and can they last for days frequently?

I have felt like going to the ER, but I don't have insurance, and my husband says I don't need to.
I just want them to stop.


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Date Joined Oct 2014
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   Posted 6/13/2015 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I will say this only: Dont believe that Xanax will help you with the palpitations. They wont. They will make you smile all along though. What you should know is that all brain meds, carry a warning about use in heart disease. See for yourself what kind of side effects you can expect.

I cant comment on the nature of your palpitations.

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Date Joined Aug 2013
Total Posts : 63
   Posted 6/13/2015 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
If your palpitations are anxiety-related then the xanax will help.
You're going through a stressful time. There is no shame in popping a tranquilizer. It may help you think more clearly.
As someone who physically hyper-reacts to adrenaline I assure you that if that is your problem a Xanax will take care of the palpitations.
On the other hand, if you have a cardiac problem then as Mottec says the Xanax will not help.
So take the Xanax. If it works then -- hey presto! It's just a bit of bride's mother's nerves and will settle down into a glow of peace once the wedding's over and you receive happy news from the honeymooners.
Then put the Xanax aside. In a cool dark place. And forget about it until baby time.
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