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Have palpitations, hospitalized for anxiety, depression, done x-ray, EKG, no relief with medicine, klonopin helps

Hi for a few weeks now I have been feeling heart palpitations they are so strong at times it my heart is going to stop ...I was admitted to a phsych hospital because my anxiety and depression was bad after being in ers so often they diagnosed it with anxiety related because my EKG came back normal also xrays I don't know what to do backside my anxiety medications aren't working I have to my psychiatrist that.klonopin,has worked in the past but she isn't allowed to prescribe narcotics there and I also don't wanna keep pushing and look like a drug seeker please help
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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Psychologist 's  Response
Dec 2015
Dear Nilsa
You seem to know a lot but not about your body and its functions
You know what is palpitation and don't know why it is coming.
Palpitation, sweating, trembling, goose bumps etc are symptoms related to fear.
They come when adrenaline is secreted.
Normal procedure when human beings fear.
Understand the body mechanism logically and you can win over anxiety.
Again health conscious people have this kind of problem.
Immediately consult a qualified counselor (not psychiatrist)
Wish you good future.
Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Gourav Monga's  Response
Welcome to health care magic
I can understand your situation. I appreciate your effort to seek online support.

As per your details, you are possibly having underlying anxiety disorder. Klonopin contains clonazepam which is used as antianxiety agent. But you might need following treatment strategies -

1) Antianxiety agents like SSRIs (escitalopram, sertarline, paroxetine etc). These are not narcotic agents.
2) Psychotherapy/ Counselling sessions
3) Relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation, deep breathing etc

Hope it helps
Good luck
Dr. Gourav Monga
Consultant Psychiatrist

Answered: Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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