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Have strong heart beats. Could this be due to anxiety?

i have been suffering from strong heart beats after eating and early morning when i open my eyes more like fears i have been going to a homeopath for this matter and lately i went ot chinese medicine center and they told me that i have high acidity due to dehydration thou i drink lots of water . my family doctor last year said its anxiety and she gave me medicine for it i took the first pill and i felt terrible i stoped them . if you can tell me what to do nad what is my case related to i will be very thankfull to you . (please notice i dont have money to pay if its ok please answer if not please ignore and pray for me i am a mother of three ) thank you
Asked On : Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
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You should consult Physician first to rule out the causes of tachycardia and palpitation if any. there are many physical causes which must be ruled out.
anxiety is known to cause tachycardia and palpitation. but most times , it is associated with restlessness, fearfulness.
acidity is associated with reflux of food or burning sensation over abdomen.
please consult physician for cause.
Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi's  Response
Dec 2014
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Strong heartbeats or palpitations immediately after eating and fear which is acute onset may occur due to either anxiety or gastric acidity.
In anxiety non specific symptoms of palpitations and fear are seen. I would advise you to please avoid spicy food for some time, take plenty of citrus juices and water. If no relief occurs and symptoms reoccur then most likely they are due to anxiety. Medicines like SSRI or SNRIs such as Fluoxetine, Paroxetine, Sertaline or Venlafexine etc are very useful in anxiety. Please visit a Psychiatrist for proper evaluation.

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi, MD
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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