I'm a college student and since I started this new job as a cashier last week I've been having rapid heartbeat when I wake up and through out my day sometimes. I don't really like being a cashier it makes me nervous when messing with people money and also when they talk fast placing orders I be afraid that I'll mess up there order. I attend to panic a lot over small things cause I don't want to mess up people orders a year ago I had a panic attack and I'm just wondering is my constant worrying causing me to have rapid heartbeats and hard for me to breathe normally
You need to see a dr. Your problem is beyond worrying and into anxiety. The world won't collapse if you make a mistake. We're human we make mistakes. The rapid heartbeat when you are anxious is part of the anxiety. If you aren't anxious and its happening then the dr needs to attend to that too. One med could solve both your problems. Propranolol.
Propranolol is a beta blocker that decreases blood pressure, slows heart rate, and helps with anxiety in some patients. It requires a prescription so you would have to visit the doctor before even starting it. It is a relatively safe medication with some common adverse effects seen in many medications (dizziness, nausea, stomach upset) Anxiety can cause rapid heart rates and difficulty breathing. However, a doctor will be able to diagnose it by checking on the other symptoms.
Of Note: If you have diabetes and know the signs of low blood sugar, it masks all those and only thing that shows from the hypoglycemia is the sweating.
What you are experiencing sounds like severe generalized anxiety or several panic attacks that repeat one after the other in one day. I have some experience with what you seem to be experiencing and a drug called Klonopin helped me.
If you want to avoid using medications, training yourself in deep-breathing techniques and self-hypnosis can be very helpful. There are some psychotherapy facilities you can go to that use biofeedback. With biofeedback you have your heart rate and/or body temperature monitored and work with a psychotherapist to train your body to relax. Deep-breathing, self-hypnosis, and biofeedback work great for anxiety and I hope these can help you.
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