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panicy one
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   Posted 12/1/2006 5:58 PM (GMT -6)   
During the day when I am buisy I don't seem to have it as much but in the evening when I get home and sit down I feel my heart beating and it is driving me nuts My pulse is in the normal range when It happens but It is just there and I start to panic I have had anxiety and panic for years and never really noticed this before but with this disorder it is always something.Anyway has anyone experienced this?
                                  Rhonda confused

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   Posted 12/1/2006 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Rhonda, I get heart palps, but most of the time just some fluttering and flipity flops that occur once or twice and that's it. I actually had a really bad heart palp earlier, I had a brief flip flop followed by extreme lightheadedness. I started to get really scared but tried to calm myself, because my heart started pounding like it was going to jump out of my chest. I know I've had heart palps for years, but I think I am just more sensetive to the feelings of them. Are you on any medications? do you take a beta blocker? My doc gave me a beta blocker to help with the effects so they wouldn't lead to panic when my heart was pounding so hard. Take care

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   Posted 12/1/2006 11:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Rhonda - I feel the very same way. As long as I'm busy and moving around, I don't feel anything. When I sit down , I can feel my heart pounding. When this first started to happen, I would panic. Now I just try to ignore it and after a while it goes away. When I get into bed at night, I can hear my heart beating in my ears.

panicy one
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   Posted 12/3/2006 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks geljoy and Steph you both helped allot .

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   Posted 12/3/2006 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   

assuming doc has said your heart is OK,  these palps are very common for anxiety sufferers and are basicly just a bad habit, monitoring and worrying about them is what keeps them going

talk to your heart, permit it to bang and thump all it wants to as it does you no harm then ignore your heart and the palps will soon stop

our hearts always work best when ignored yeah

severe palps can be reduced with a beta blocker med, which needs a prescription from doc, can be taken only as needed

recovered former longtime anxiety and panic attack sufferer and helper of other sufferers  but no training or  qualifications in medicine or psychology, any remarks that may be taken as advice must be confirmed with doctor or other health professional

panicy one
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   Posted 12/3/2006 7:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Harry I did get a beta blocker and am now taking it it seems to help.Yes doctor said heart was fine about 10 times.I just wondered is it ok to take the beta blocker and zoloft and ativan together?Anyway I really value your replies I have read them and you are very helpful thanks Harry.

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