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Rapid heart beats and panic attacks while gyming - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   HI
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   Sure
User :   I recently weened myself off of klonpin for panic discorder. But before this I had a few eposides at the gym where I would lift weights and have a heart palpitation, which would then speed my heart up and I would go into panic. I also noticed that recently past 3 months after lifting I woudl feel anxious, also after eating. I have noticed palpitations on and off for the last few weeks. I had an ECG done 6 months ago normal and bloodwork.
User :   I am 33 non smoker 160LB. I also noticed that I no loner can drink alcohol. It makes me very nervous after one beer, which has never been the case.
User :   The palpitations come sparadic and it is an extra heartbeat. It often makes me feel weird
User :   and panicky
Doctor :  
let me read it.
User :   OK
Doctor :  
may i know your gender?
User :   Sure, male
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
are you still on klonpin?
User :   No I just got off about two weeks ago after a year on .5 and .125 respectively
User :   sorry .5 .225 and then .125
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
it is suggestive of withdrawal symptoms due to chronic use.
User :   now would that explain why I had palpitations even while I was on it at the gym?

Doctor :   yes
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