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can stress and anxiety cause irregular heartbeats

I was talking with my docter when I took my bp readings in and I told him about my moniter picking up irregular heart beats and he said stress and anxiety can cause this . I could not believe that he did not seem to concerned but I am considering the machine is picking them up every day. I recently threw the machine in my bed room and am not going to use it only once a week cause I think u guys are right about me worring myself . I was perfectly fine for a week and a half now my anxiety is back going on the 4th day ,short of breath,heart pounding ,dizzy,sore back,nose pluged off,lump in throught feeling ,shakey,like today me and my wife went to walmart to get some stuff for my daughters birthday and I was walking through wallmart and felt one coming on and the more I walked the worse it got I walked out to the car and had a full blown anxiety attack I had to take an Ativan and that diden,t kick in till like a half an hour later its getting pretty bad when I cant even walk anywhere with out having a panic attack,I was driving home on my back road in my car and I out passed a car in front of me and I had to pull over down the road my heart was racing,i got dizzy and shakey ,I don't no if it was the adrinalin or what and when im sleeping my mouth is so dry.well im sorry to pour my heart out but plz let me no wat u guys think

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Hi Cody and nice to meet you

I took irregular heartbeats .. Doctor called it ectopic heartbeat .. I was going through a really stressful time as my daughter was very seriously ill so my stress and anxiety were off the scale

I had an ECG & my heart was fine so to answer your question .. yes .. stress and anxiety can and do cause irregular heartbeats

I didn't quite believe it either at the time but it's true

I'm sorry to hear that you are suffering so badly with panic attacks as they are very scary when they happen

Are you on any meds?

Best wishes

Lesley xx


Im sorry :-( I have chest pains, I know how you feel. it's all anxiety and stress. I even grind my teeth and one tooth cracked a bit! crazy.this modern life is killing us :-( you can have your heart checked but it may be completely fine. I had a good week and now Iam dreading going out.. cant drive. cant go shopping.same symptoms..


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