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My heart goes really fast. Is this considered a part of anxiety and panic episodes?

My heart goes really fast and all I have to do to make it go fast without working out is just think about it.... like 150 to 190bpm. I was told that adrenaline and cortisol get released when you fear and the flight fight mode is being activated by the mind which in turn speeds up the heart and a cycle begins. How come I fear my heart going fast then within seconds to a minute or so it actually does? I didn't think I would have thought control over a heart. I can think or tell my heart to go 60bpm but it's not going to go and do what I say or think of. So is this just a part of a panic attack? I have been checked out left and right including stress test(s), halter monitors, thyroid and adrenals were checked and I my doctor also checked just about every blood test available. If I am ok...then why all the fast heart beats? My doctor gave me 25mg of Atenolol and 1.0mg of Xanax to calm myself down. Thank you for your time. ~ Tommy
Asked On : Fri, 5 Feb 2010
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  Anonymous's Response

It seems what your doctor gave you is just rite cause it is what i got after consious rise of heart rate known as tachycardia. i consumed the medication for a stipulated period of time. but how i got complete relief was after opting for Meditation and Yoga. and also some lifestyle modifications. Yoga done in the form of pranayam is prety helpful. concentrate more on Meditation, it will relive you relax and also reduce your stress levels and ultimately controling your heart rate effectively.

Answered: Sat, 6 Feb 2010
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