... cant drive now without getting dizzy,pretty much just leaving my house makes me feel sick,ive been to the e.r 3 times in the last 2 months feeling like im having a heart attack or something and i dont know what to do, im 33 and was a smoker since 13, this is my first time quiting and i dont want to smoke again, i need help and dont know what kind of doctor to talk to,i dont have alot of money and this problem is starting to make me miss work, please help any advise welcome, thanks
25 Nov 2011
pimpymcgee, i too have tons of anxiety/panic, feelings of a heart attack and i too end up in the er. i just recently, yesterday went to see a cardiologist who will run the proper tests to rule out if its actually my heart. my ekg comes out normal except for my pvcs wich is an extra heart beat here and there, i am now on medication for that. but i know deep down most of this is my anxiety/panic, but i also along with my dr wants to be extra causious, run all tests, and be 100% positive that its not my heart. yes, im missing lots of work because of this issue and its making me worse off then i already am. broker then before. well i hope things start to get better for you, hang in there
2 Sep 2011
You might benefit from a medication that treats anxiety such as Zoloft or Lexapro. There is also the option of taking a benzodiazepine such as Xanax. You will have to talk to your family doctor such as a general practitioner or a specialist such as a psychiatrist to get a prescription for these meds. Might be worth the investment as it would be cheaper than going to the ER and still having the problem. If you explain your symptoms to the doctor, he/she will have the appropraite medication to help you.
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