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Anxiety is accompanied by fear, increased heart rate, sweating, and heavy breathing. It is normal to feel anxious once in a while. But, when the feeling of worry does not go away and gets worse with time, it requires to be treated.

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I suffer from tremors, pounding of heart, and headache. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I have been having chest pain with burning around the heart area. I have had adrenal or chronic fatigue for one and a half years. Other symptoms since being fatigued include neck or head tremors, excited nervous system, elevated heart rate, pounding heart, exhaustion, low str...  Read Full »

Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms are suggestive of anxiety or stress. I suggest you do upper GI endoscopy to exclude GERD which may cause chest pain and burning around the heart. Rest of the symptoms are due to anxiety. I suggest you consult your GP. You may practice the following thin...  Read Full »

Could anxiety be the reason for my heart palpitations and faintness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old male with no history of heart disease in my family. I have been experiencing some symptoms over the last week but I cannot tell if it is anything serious or if it is just me worrying. Last week I experienced what seemed to be heart palpitations with a little feeling ...  Read Full »

Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Your symptoms appear to be anxiety related. First, you get EKG (electrocardiogram) and Holter monitoring to exclude any type of cardiac arrhythmias. The probability is very less but cannot be ruled out. Next, you consul...  Read Full »

I have had a panic disorder, and my heartbeat is irregular. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a panic disorder, and numerous heart tests were done, which were normal. However, sometimes in between bowel movements or while lying down, I used to feel that my heartbeat was skipping in between. This tends to frighten me and cause my heart to speed up a bit afterward. The...  Read Full »

Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. All the heart tests are normal, as you mentioned earlier. So the symptoms you experience are due to anxiety rather than the cardiac problem, and there is nothing to worry about. However, I would suggest you consult a doctor in person when you ...  Read Full »

Why am I having heart palpitations?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an active 30-year-old female with health and generalized anxiety. For the past 4 days, I have been experiencing heart palpitations. Sometimes it feels like a small flutter, as if my heart misses a beat. Other times, it feels like an intense pounding that lasts for hours. I experience...  Read Full »

Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I do not think from your symptoms that what you have said that you have terrified about to have a heart attack. It is not as your symptoms happen at rest, not during exertion. To evaluate for palpitations you do Holter monitoring. I think your symptoms mostly due to anx...  Read Full »

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