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Heart Palpitations Question

I've had panic/anxiety attacks for many years which is now diagnosed as GAD. I just recently noticed what I think is a pattern and was wondering how many other people this happens to. My most recent incident was a few days ago at Costco. I was fine until I had a heart palpitation which turned into numerous ones because of anxiety causing additional heart palpitations which turned into a panic attack. Then thinking back on the things I avoid because of having a panic attack, they almost always start with heart palpitations that turn into a panic attack. Anyone else experience the same thing?

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Yes mine usually start with heart palpitations normally as I start worrying about them being something serious and think I just work myself up and think the worse.

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I will guarantee you one thing. If you supplement with magnesium for about 6 month's your palpitations, anxiety and GAD will disappear. You sound as though you have acute deficiency even though it will show up as normal in blood.

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I agree about Magnesium. Try Calm.. its a magnesium powder that you add to water. I have noticed some differences (when i take it). There are some studies that show we need magnesium to help keep us calm from anxiety episodes.

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Thank you! I didn't know that and after doing some research (Dr. Google) it seems I'm more prone to being magnesium deficient because I also take medication for acid reflux (from anxiety most likely). I'm going to try that Calm powder and see how it goes.

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You're welcome.

Be patient, it takes time to recover but you'll notice changes as time progresses and for the better too.

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Yep, heart palps are my latest anxiety struggle. I've just had blood work, ekg and halter monitor done, all of which appear to be fine of course! Such a scary feeling. I know what you mean, if I have one in the morning, I anticipate another one at the same time or while doing the same activity as the last one which could create an awful cycle of fear and avoidance. I'm trying to push through each day without associating my anxiety with certain things, otherwise I might not ever leave the house!

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Hi. Yes — my heart will skip a few beats and then the panic begins. I have had many heart tests, which all come back fine. And a panic attack at Costco is the worst. There is something about that place that always sets off my panic/anxiety. I’m not sure what comes first — do the heart symptoms trigger the anxiety, or are they the first symptom of a panic attack. Just know that you are not alone!

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