I was diagnosed with general anxiety disorder a few week ago and having bad anxiety attack that made feel like am dieing but to I have a weird taste in my mouth and I feel a pain in my heart its Lasted half of the day am I having an anxiety attack or a heart attack oh and yesterday I had an EKG and they said everything is fine so idk what to think right now
Escitalopram - I have general anxiety disorder but I feel like am having a heart attack?
- 26 Aug 2015 by Jamesdean87
- 26 Aug 2015
- depression, heart attack, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, pain, generalized anxiety disorder, escitalopram, mouth, heart, disorder, diagnosis
If the doctor has checked you out and has said your heart is fine, then try to relax by getting active in something you enjoy. The objective is to get your mind off the anxiety as it perpetuates itself. There are many tools used to relax such as listening to music, reading a good book, or watching your favorite TV show. Anything that forces you to stay in the here and now so you are not worrying about the future or the past is key to controlling anxiety.
Jamesdean87 Sorry your having these problems I know they are not fun.Anxiety and Panic attacks bring on lots of symptoms.First the Escitalopram can give you some minor help at the start but it really takes 4 to 6 weeks to reach the blood level to give you the relief from the anxiety etc.I find things that also help is DEEP BREATHING do it so you see your stomach come up and down but very important you do it slow, Alot of time we don't notice but we are doing shallow breathing which brings on more symptoms of anxiety also in time the doctor may add other medication because some times it takes like a cocktail of meds to bring us relief. If this continues I would call the doctor or go see the doctor Believe me you get a lot of symptoms from anxiety and we have to learn to ignore and not focus on the symptoms They also have several relaxation class at the hospital you can check out.Or ask the doctor or nurse about biofeedback and several other things we can take to help use these as tools when we are not doing well.ALSO try to eat healthy stuff and do some walking slow and enjoy the view.Just remember you are not alone by far even the people you walk by in there yards can be having panic attacks and anxiety.But even a walk down the block and slowly increase to going around the block can help.But if it continues try not to focus on the symptoms.It well get better try to focus on positive things when the negitive thoughts come into your head.We are here for you too.So know you are not alone. Chuck1957
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