I am 22 yr old male with history of mild anxiety. Recently my anxiety has increased and here are the symptoms I'm having:
-Daytime anxiety- racing thoughts, heart palpitations, shortness of breath. Symptoms subside towards in the evening.
-Talking/Speaking INCREASES heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and dizziness feels like i may blackout. Symptoms subside in evening.
I have gotten MRI done on my Brain/Neck and and MRA on my neck and everything is clear. My doctors insist that these symptoms are because of anxiety, but im not fully convinced. I am scared that it is something else.
Is it a common symptom of anxiety to have increased heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and feeling i will black out simply from TALKING??
What else could this be? My sleeping habits are bad. I sleep around 3AM and wake up around noon. Since I feel better in the evening I want to be up at night time.
So my main question is, is it a common symptom of anxiety to have increased heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and feeling i will black out simply from TALKING? Is this just anxiety or should I get some particular tests done?
Based on what my cardiologist told me, breathing patterns can affect how your heart beats. For example if you take a deep breath in, and feel your pulse on your neck, you can feel your heart beat faster. Then if you take a long slow exhale it'll slow down.
So when you're talking, it's possible depending on how long you're talking before you take a breath, it could make your heart beat a little irregular, but you only notice it because of the anxiety (which i suffer from as well). The fact of the matter is nobody's heart beats at a perfect rhythm. A heart palpitation is generally defined as an "awareness of one's own heart beat". Those of us who have to deal with anxiety tend to be very good at being aware of our heart beat. I get them here and there, and also when i'm singing and playing drums at the same time (talk about really screwing with your breathing pattern!)
I think it's safe to say talking itself does not cause problems with your heart or will cause you to black out, but it's really your underlying anxiety that is associating talking with the symptoms. YOU'RE NOT GOING TO DIE OR PASS OUT!
If you've seen a cardiologist, and you checked out fine, then you most likely don't have very much to worry about.
Believe me man, I've been in your boat, it's very easy to play the "what if the doctor is wrong" game. So far what has helped me the most is Xanax and Xanax XR (extended release). For me, my anxiety comes and goes in spells/periods, usually during stressful periods in my life. Xanax is one of those types of meds that you can go use when you need it and get off it easily (vs some of the other meds like celexa or paxil, which i got brain zaps while coming off of those). It all depends on your situation and just how bad your anxiety really is.
I'm struggling with chronic persistent shortness of breath where I run out of breath when I'm talking. Talking for more than a few minutes actually makes me tired. I'm struggling with tiredness bordering on fatigue, too, and so far, 6 doctors don't know what's wrong with me. I've been reading about magnesium deficiency, and something else called "Adrenal Fatigue", which isn't accepted by most licensed doctors. There's lots of evidence out there, though, that a Naturopath (who understands herbal supplements, diet, and other things like breathing techniques, exercise, and even acupuncture) can help when our licensed docturs are stumped. Don't just go taking herbs, though, as some of them can mess you up or make you worse. Try finding a reputable naturopath in your area and see if s/he can help you. This is my next step.
Anxiety is more horrible then ppl can think espeically Social Anxiety ..I suffered from Anxiety all my life (33 years) and has n number of physical symptoms and mental symptoms. Actually Anxiety is called as "Sycosomatic Dieases" which means Their Root lies in Mind and symptoms appears to be on Body . I don't think there is any permanent cure of Anxiety however following things can be Damn helpful which I tried in my life.
1) Daily Meditations
Osho No Mind (also called Gibrish)
Mindfulness Meditation (with Half closed Eyes and
Osho Dynamic Meditations
Tratak (On Candle in night or on Black Dot)
3) Gentle Pranayams for Max 15 Mins ( Brahmri
Pranayam and Anolom Vilom
4) Diet Full of Vitamins ( 2 Ripe Banana's , Almonds (Diped in water at Night) Apples , Eggs , Fish, Milk, Lotus seeds, Anjeer (Diped in water), Cocunut Water
5) Regular Sunbath(15-20 mins Daily)
6) Regular Body, Head, and Face massage at least once 1 week from different Oils Mustard, Coconut , Til Oil
7) Regular Prayer to GOD
sorry for poor english but I hope that will help people!!!! God Bless everyone
Have you Checked vitamin b12 levels. Low levels can give you anxiety like symptoms . In USA levels are to low between 200 And 1000. In Europe less then500 is consider low .check your level and if they low take supplement . Good luck