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EmilyR1997
EmilyR1997

I seriously need help tonight, I’ve had palpitations for nearly an hour now and I can’t sleep. I got diagnosed last week with tachycardia. Doctors aren’t helping just said that I’ll be making myself worse because I have anxiety. I seriously feel like I’m gonna lose it. Feel like I am going to die 😭

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Try coughing it usually takes palpitations away

EmilyR1997
EmilyR1997
in reply to Ironj

Tried it. Not working:( they’re still happening now

Ironj
Ironj
in reply to EmilyR1997

Your going to be fine try and relax the more anxious you get the longer they will happen. Try your breathing slowly, palpitations wont hurt you. I know there scary but it’s anxiety

Ironj
Ironj
in reply to EmilyR1997

I would keep trying the coughing drinking a cold glass of water fast also helps

I get them often as well

EmilyR1997
EmilyR1997
in reply to Ironj

I rang 111 for advice and they said they wanted to send an emergency ambulance out which makes me more scared but I know isn’t necessary so I told them no :(

Ironj
Ironj
in reply to EmilyR1997

How are you feeling ? If you get them often you should talk with your Dr about a bata blocker that’s used off label for anxiety and will help stop palpitations. Atenolol is a good medication for that.

EmilyR1997
EmilyR1997
in reply to Ironj

I’m on propranolol I have been for 6 years z

Ironj
Ironj
in reply to EmilyR1997

That’s a good bata blocker I’ve been on it. But for me atenolol worked better and slowed my heart rate down to normal range along with cutting my palpitations down by 75%.

I have anxiety and take Klonopin 1mg. It helps to take the edge off. You might ask your doctor about it.

Hi Emily. I've woken up with my heart racing a few times and it's really scary so I understand how you might feel. I hope by the time you read this you're feeling better. When you're feeling better is a good time to take action and to prepare for if/when it happens again. It's so difficult to think when your head is in a spin and your heart is racing. I looked in your previous posts and you said that you don't like taking pills. Me neither. When you're feeling better I wondered if it might be useful to get curious about your anxiety: What triggers it? When doesn't it happen? What makes it worse? How do I usually recover from it? It might be useful to keep a diary or journal. Sometimes it can really help just to know that you're taking action and taking more control. Apart from medicines have you had any other treatment? Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for example. In most places in the UK (I live here too) you can self-refer. Try Googling "CBT". In the meantime exercise can really help, and I don't necessarily mean pumping iron, just a brisk walk can help (although it's a bit cold this morning). Look into mindfulness too. Good luck Emily, I hope you feel better very soon.

EmilyR1997
EmilyR1997
in reply to redderby

I feel better. Thank you for asking ! I’ve been on propranolol for 6 years and I’ve recently been diagnosed with tachycardia so I feel like I’m back to square one worrying about my health etc and I’m getting no support from the GP :( I’ve rang a Councelling place and I’m going to give it a shot xxxx

redderby
redderby
in reply to EmilyR1997

Well done. Wishing you all the very best on your counselling journey. Hang on tight it can be a bumpy ride! x

I hold my breath for a bit and it stops.

Just steady fast hr or irregular thumps?

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Hi Emily, drop me a message if you’re struggling. I’m always here to help x

Hi EmilyR1997, I’ve had tachycardia almost all day yesterday and some through the night. Please reply if you need to talk it out. We can help each other.

Hi Emily! I hope your feeling some relief now xx

Deep abdominal breathing for 15 minutes three times a day. Can work really well for tachycardia (as long as it is not related to other condition like hyperthyroidism). Slow inhales and slow exhales, both through nose, straight into the abdominal cavity. You will start feeling relief within minutes.

Identifying a root cause for your anxieties would be great. You could try working with a private therapist or a life coach, perhaps there is an emotional component that lies burried deep that has been ignore for too long.

Hi Emily

Have just seen your problem with palpitations hope you are feeling a little better now. Look on utube at Sanjay Gupter who is a cardiologist at York Hospital he does some very interesting talks on palpitations. I suffered with them for up to four hours at a time then found if I take Magnesium Citrate 300mgs a day these helped greatly. I did start on a beta blocker but I would think very carefully if you are offered these as It has changed my life for the worse and I am now withdrawing from them which is even worse. I was only on 2.5mgs of bisoprolol but because I am having massive side effects it is going to take me until end of July this year to stop completely and withdrawal of them does make you heart go into strange rhythms.

I’ve been on 40mg of propranolol for 6 years. They’ve told me to up my dose to take them 3 times a day but they aren’t helping x

Thank you!!!! ❤️

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