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Suffering with anxiety and panic disorder, heart beat skips everytime on deep breathing, have normal stress tests and EKG. Cause?

Everytime I take a deep breath It skips a beat. I am 24 I have had a stress test, and multiple ekgs in the last year cause I have had a racing heart beat upwards of 150 a minute for more than an hour. All test have came back clean and clear. Should I be worried that this has just now started to happen. Im sure Im just over reacting cause I have been diagnosed with Anxiety and Panic disorder . Also could you tell me about PD/SD?
Asked On : Wed, 5 Sep 2012
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Your above symptoms indicate presence of anxiety and panic attacks and you are already diagnosed by physician for same condition. It is usually associated with increase heart beat and palpitation. Normal stress test rule out presence of cardiac illness to some extent. PD/SD like abbreviation may be used by lab for some specific terms which may vary lab to lab.

These problem may occur due to following reasons:
-Psychological issues: need treatment from psychiatrist. Anti anxiety treatment will help you greatly.
-Biochemical and hormonal imbalance: need evaluation specially for thyroid gland.
-Vitamin deficiency

Till you take specialist consultation aerobic exercise, breathing exercise, healthy diet and yoga will help you. It is better to take consultation early as untreated case may lead to depression.

So, do not worry and seek psychiatrist help.

I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Wish you Good Health.

Dr. Ashish Mittal
Answered: Wed, 12 Sep 2012
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