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Lightheaded and fast heart rate

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A couple of months ago I wasn't feeling well AT ALL. It honestly felt like I was dying but was shrugged off so, I relied on Google to tell me what was wrong. Google didn't help in the end because it just told me I was dying. Anyways, it took over a week for someone to take me seriously enough to help take me to the doctors. I was really weak, lightheaded, nauseous, couldn't eat very much,breathing was off, heart rate was all over the place and I was also on edge, too, so...but yeah, turns out I was dehydrated and was treated for that- and about a month later, my grandpa passed away from cancer. Im pretty paranoid about my health and everyone elses. I'm still experiencing lightheadedness, fast heart rate and some breathing issues. About a week ago, I was diagnosed with anxiety and moderate depression...the doc was more concerned about my mental state than physical. I just want to know if this is actually anxiety causing this?


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replied August 12th, 2017
Anxiety and Stress Answer A61948
As per your history, you have had a medical evaluation and mostly you might have been found to be physically normal.

The symptoms mentioned in your history would hence most likely due to psychiatric conditions like anxiety disorder, panic attacks etc.

Panic attacks, also known as anxiety attacks, are periods of intense fear or apprehension of sudden onset accompanied by symptoms like heart palpitations, dizziness, shortness of breath, or feelings of unreality.

You may experience one or more panic attacks, yet be otherwise perfectly happy and healthy. Or your panic attacks may occur as part of another disorder, such as panic disorder, social phobia, or depression. Regardless of the cause, panic attacks are treatable.

It would be recommended to consult with your doctor or a psychiatrist for proper counselling for your anxiety. Prescription of proper medications can help you get a proper sleep and reduce your symptoms.

I hope this helps.


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