Many people experience heart palpitations during an anxiety attack. This pounding of your heartbeat can cause you to feel as if you are having a heart attack or as if you are going to die. The good news is that heart palpitations are often not serious and do not signal a health concern.
What are Heart Palpitations?
Heart palpitations have been described in numerous ways. It can be a feeling of your heart pounding, a racing heartbeat. Some people describe feeling as if they have skipped a heartbeat followed by strong heartbeats. Other people may feel their heartbeat becomes irregular, feeling as if they have periods of weak heartbeats and then periods of rapid heartbeats.
Anxiety and Heart Disease
Recent research has shown a correlation between an increased risk of heart disease and anxiety, therefore, if you are experiencing heart palpitations, it is wise to talk with your doctor and determine if there is a physical cause for your heart palpitations. Some p...
Heart palpitations are a common symptom of anxiety . Palpitations are often described as an unusual awareness of the heartbeat or feeling your heart pounding or racing. While palpitations are rarely serious, if you are experiencing these, it is a good idea to get checked by your doctor as sometimes palpitations can signal arrhythmia, tachycardia, bradycardia or atrial fibrillation.
Palpitations can be a frightening experience. You may worry that you are having a heart attack or think that you are going to die. You may feel that you have just exercised and knowing you haven't, you worry that there is something wrong. Palpitations can occur at any time. You may feel them when walking around, sitting still or when you are at rest. The stress you feel because of the unusual feeling of your heart pounding can make it more difficult to calm the palpitations. It may seem that the more you pay attention to your beating heart, the harder it pounds. Health Central expert Jerry Kennard ind...
I had gotten one migraine a year since age 19 until I was 41 and had a heart attack. Since then (I am now 47 ) I have gotten migraines constantly and I am at my wits end. Do you think It is related to the MI, possibly a vascular issue? I have had 2 neurologists who say no, and my cardiologist says no, but how can this be coincidental? I took Topamax with some help for 2 years but then started severely losing my hair. Now on Zonegran for over a year and I am getting strange numbness in my arm waking me at night followed by headache, also feel like I always have a headache and vertigo. I am beside myself and can barely function at my job. I need help! Kelly.
Although there are 300 medical and surgical conditions that have a tie to headaches and Migraines, TIA, strokes, and myocardial infarction (MI) are on the list. I'd seek a Migraine and headache expert knowledgeable in the ins-and-outs of cardiovascular issues ...
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