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I woke up today and then after a few minutes my heart

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For Dr David : i woke up today and then after a few minutes my heart started racing again, and shortness of breath, whats going on with me??
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

you are having anxiety and panic symptoms.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.

i can never control it, it just happens

Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

yes, anxiety disorder can do this.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.

my chest feels tight, and im out of breath

Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

these are common symptoms for excessive anxiety symptoms

you can take a valium to help decrease your anxiety symptoms.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.

i hope im not having heart problems!!

Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

you are not having a heart problem.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.

I am not sure if I have had this before or not

Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

yes, you have had these panic attack and anxiety symptoms before.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.

yeah but all day like this?

Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

sounds like your anxiety symptoms are severe at this point

Customer: replied 2 months ago.

I just hope this isnt heart problems like my dad has!!

Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

no, you don't have a heart problem

but you have to quit smoking.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Why when i walk from one room in the house to the other my legs gets tired and my heart is racing??!
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

you are out of shape

you need to stop smoking and start to exercise again.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
What if this is heart problems or heart disease??!!
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

you are worried about heart disease because of your father.

you need to take care of yourself by not smoking and exercising .

that is the way to prevent heart disease.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Its been racing like this and i have had shortness of breath for days now and it was ten tines worse when i had gone into the hospital to pick up my dad from his procedure
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

this is from your anxiety disorder.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
What if this is something really bad, im just sitting here and my hearts racing and when i get up its like i get this rush sort of speak!!!
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

you are out of shape and you have bad anxiety symptoms. that is what is causing your symptoms.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
When i had gone to pick up my dad at the hospital, I was walking to where he was and my heart I remember was pounding and i was sweating, what if this is heart problems?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

no, that is from excessive anxiety

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
But i have had this for a few days all day now, it just keeps coming all day!
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

you have bad anxiety symptoms

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I really hope this isnt heart problems, im afraid it is!!
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

you don't have heart problems.

stop smoking.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I hope this isnt hear problems!!
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

your anxiety keeps focusing on this

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Because my heart keeps racing
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

you need to take your valium and zoloft

and try not to worry

you should stop smoking as well.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Is there anything you can tell me to assure me this isnt heart problems??
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

not with your severe anxiety disorder. you will continue to worry, no matter what I say.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Can you just tell me??
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

you don't have heart problems.

but you have to exercise and stop smoking.

you have severe anxiety symptoms making your heart race.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I had upped my dose of the zoloft back up to the 150mg like a month ago and the last few days my hearts been racing and it has been racing all day!!
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

you should ask your doctor to check your thyroid hormone levels

and you may benefit from a beta blocker to slow down your facing heart from your anxiety symptoms

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Whats beta blockers?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

beta blockers are blood pressure medications which can help slow down a fast beating heart from excessive anxiety symptoms

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I was taking propanol a while back, is that what you mean?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

yes, propranolol is a beta blocker.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
That is something my pschyiatrist had given me a while back
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

yes, ask your psychiatrist again for this propranolol to help your fast heart rate

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
It feels like its pounding, what if this is heart problems???
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

you don't have heart problems

pounding heart is not from heart problems

it is from your anxiety

ask your doctor for propranolol to help your symptoms

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
What about my chest feeling tight??!!
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

that is from severe anxiety symptoms as well.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I just walked like 50 feet and sat back down and im so out of breath, I dont remember having this before!!
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

your anxiety symptoms are bad.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I just talked to a customer of mine and she told me she has a friend who is my age that started feeling really tired and went to the doctor and just had bypass surgery, what if this is happening to me?!!!!!
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

go see your doctor.

I bet you don't need bipass surgery.

work on quitting smoking.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Do you think I have to see my doctor?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

you should see a doctor for treatment of your anxiety symptoms and to help you stop smoking.

and to get you on an exercise regimen.