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Have anxiety, stress, low iron levels, rapid heart rate. Taking gabba. Suggest?

I have severe anxiety affecting driving, I fear I will faint or something silly. I had blackouts many years ago after stress so I fear I will get it again, even tho it hasn t returned. My iron levels are low. So I m taking gabba along with magnesium vitamin c iron 30mg a day and multi b vitamin hoping it will improve! I get slight pains around heart area but doc says I m unfit and iron low and anxiety plus high heart rate even tho I try to never drink caffeine! If I do I feel terrible. He prescribed pur bloka but I m afraid of long term effects on my heart. Can u make it clear? He says it s safe!
Asked On : Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Dec 2014
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Low iron levels or decreased hemoglobin itself is a risk for anxiety. It may present as tiredness, fatigue and palpitations. So correction of this should be first priority. You are taking supplements and these may also increase the anxiety but they are needed. Take plenty of green vegetables, don't have tea or coffee in excess amounts.
Symptoms like tiredness, blackouts, dry throat, palpitations, shakiness etc are features of anxiety. You have been given Pur bloka and this is propranolol. It is a safe drug of anxiety, it is a drug of group beta blockers. It tend to decrease heart rate, decrease tremors, decrease sweating. So overall it help to improve the symptoms of anxiety. But as per my opinion cause of anxiety should also be looked for.
You can try deep breathing exercises, relaxation techniques, yoga, meditation at home for proper and sustained relief.

It is safe to take propranolol or our bloka. This medicine is devoid of any abuse potential and is a safe drug.


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi
Answered: Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Veera Raghava Rao Buddha.'s  Response
Hi welcome to Health care magic forum. Regarding blackouts you forget, in every ones life it may happen at some time or other. You are diagnised with low iron, it invariably cause palpitation, for that you are using gaba, magnesium, vit C, iron, and multivitamins. In majority of the cases one may get gastric irritation and which may mimic palpitation in some cases.
So don't worry about it you consult a physician for exact diagnosis and treatment.
You dont worry about any thing, regarding health, you will be fine if you follow these guide lines, and thanks for calling.
Answered: Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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