Depression causes heart attacks

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649868 tn?1236713570 I am looking for an opinion as to whether PTSD/OCD, OBSESSIONS AND COMPULSIONS, IU AND DEPRESSION can cause a massive heart attack or convulsions.. Whether medication for these stressors can cause death...
Avatar n tn I posted earlier this month after I had a heart attack a few weeks ago so I won't go into all of my history again. Are there causes of heart attacks other than the typical type from a blocked artery or the unusual variant/Prinzmetal angina? Some sort of chemical imbalance?? An allergy to something?? Angio showed arteries and stents are clear and I don't seem to have typical Prinzmetal angina (although docs are leaning towards this). I had a stress echo in Jan. and it was very good.
Avatar n tn We have had our relationship problems and trials in raising kids, but I truly believe that some people's brains just don't make the right chemicals which causes depression. At times though, situations do make the depression worse. The worst part is not always knowing what really causes and triggers it. I wish I din't have to rely on meds, but I guess I came to that realization with this recent trial and error of trying to do it without.
Avatar n tn You posted the word "Advertisement" over the next paragraph. What were they advertising?? All I can read is telling us how panic attacks can lead to heart attack and strokes. This is not an advertisement! Somebody probably has got some pill they want to sell, so they are scaring people. Well folks, I suffered from severe panic attacks for 15 yrs straight. My BP shoots way over 200 during a panic attack. I saw a Cardiologist and a Hypertension Specialist.
Avatar f tn Panic attacks are often confused with heart attacks and is common for first time sufferers to seek inmediate medical attention, which is understandable and required in order to discount potential heart and circulatory issues. When first diagnosed, the most usual course of treatment is a combination of psychological and pharmacological therapy (antidepresants and antianxiety meds such as , prozac, diazepam and Xanax).
Avatar m tn Some symptoms may continue for an hour or more. A panic attack may be mistaken for a heart attack. Panic attacks may include anxiety about being in a situation where an escape may be difficult (such as being in a crowd or traveling in a car or bus). A person with panic disorder often lives in fear of another attack, and may be afraid to be alone or far from medical help.
Avatar f tn I strongly believe hypothyroidim causes anxiety and panic attacks. It's a very scary symptom and my heart goes out to those who suffer from this. I also strongly believe in finding a compassionate, knowledgeable endocrinologist who goes further with treatment than by reading normal values for thyroid. We are not all the same, so what is normal for one person, is not normal for the next.
Avatar n tn There are many drugs for panic attacks and depression, which you seem to have. Zoloft is one of the best...usually the side effects are quite tolerable and shouldn't be a problem. But in addition to medication, you should see a therapist to help you understand and overcome your fears. You might start online with the masteringstress program(above).
Avatar f tn Hi im new to this forum. i was diagnosed with depression and anxiety just over a year ago (although my friend thinks i may be bipolar). i am currently taking 80mg beta blockers, 30mg remeron and 100mg seroquel. they are all very sedating (although i hav problems sleeping also). i am in my final year of college and need to be alert but i find it impossible to get up in the mornings and concentrate on studying. i cut out the seroquel for 2 days and i was overcome with anxiety.
1979360 tn?1328147465 i've been experiencing panic attacks for the past year or so now. after they happen, i keep telling myself that it was no big deal and that i got through it just fine. but when they're going on, i feel like i am going to or about to die. i hate to say it, but i do not wish these on my worse enemy - if i even have one. are there any techniques that you all use to calm yourself down during one of these?
Avatar f tn This is at the heart of many anxiety attacks, phobias, etc. If you ask a person why it is they are phobic of spiders for instance, they can't tell you from a logical standpoint.....they'll tell you that they know intellectually that it is a little spider that really can't do much to a full size human being, but that kind of logic won't matter, and they will develop an irrational fear they can't explain.
Avatar n tn and, besides panic attacks, what is fear? like what causes fear (if it's not panic attacks)? and what causes panic attacks- medical conditions I mean? I thought it might be thyroid condition but I'm not sure. or rapid heart beat, I forgot the name. and lastly, do you think this is serious? OKAY, I've never had mental/emotional problems or even physical problems so I'm pretty healthy. I have great parents and do very well in school and have supportive friends and all that.
Avatar n tn An imbalance of thyroid hormone causes neurological problems... but also causes a change in mental status (eg: moods, irritability and anxiety). Beware! Physicians don't acknowledge it! My thyroid replacement medication now includes a list of side effects and "anxiety" and "irritability" are among the effects. I wish I had known this. But more importantly... I wish my doctor knew it.
Avatar n tn however alot of time dizziness is really nothing horrible. main causes are or can be. ANxiety/depression. build up on ear wax or fluid in the ears. ear infectiong leading to inner ear infections.vertigo.Not getting enough sleep 8-10hours uninterupted,Not drinking enough water Not enough vitamins or even to much caffein sometimes though it can be a sign of your blood sugar being off, Low blood cell count,Anemia, heart conditions, or even a common infection somewhere going unnotice.
Avatar m tn I am 47 and had been battling the health anxiety since 20 years. I have hypertension,hyperlipidemia & mitral valve prolapse with trivial regurgitation (which causes anxiety & palpitation). All these years my focus was mainly on heart, but since one month i has become very cancer phobic, as i remember one of aunt who died of cancer before 15 years..
1486478 tn?1307466597 This leads to what is called depolarization of the cell membrane, which starts an irrevocable, all-or-nothing response which causes the heart cell to fire and generate an ectopic beat. Some of the causes have been studied in the lab and are known, such as imbalances of certain electrolytes. Others, such as those we who are basically healthy deal with, are not understood.
1049259 tn?1295092078 tingling hands, racing heart, heart palps...I got it again when I thought about the really bad side effects!! now to calm me down can someone answer this SINGLE question If you were to get severe side effects off metronidazole would it happen sooner or later? hours or days?? cause it said seizers and convolsions and over dose is vomiting, convolsions havent had those but if I were to get them off the dose how long and another long after a dose does the effects leave????
Avatar n tn I thought I was the only one suffering from these panic attacks. I can't watch exciting TV shows or movies, because they may cause my heart to race and fear I'll have a heart attack, which makes it race even more. Also a frightening dream can wake me, with a pounding heart. I have to get up and calm myself, watching some bland TV show. This usually takes about an hour, so I don"t get enough sleep. .
Avatar f tn My heart races and I get fluttering in my heart as well. I went to a cardiologist because of the heart issue and had several tests, including a heart monitor and everything was normal. He thinks its anxiety and has prescribed xanax., I hate taking medication, so I try to avoid taking the xanax. I take it from time to time when things get really difficult and it does help. I hate feeling this way.
214864 tn?1229718839 These associations remained after controlling for depression, suggesting that panic attacks may be a separate, independent risk factor for cardiovascular events. The results add panic attacks to the list of emotions and psychiatric symptoms that have already been linked to cardiovascular risk, including depression, anger and hostility, the authors note. Panic attacks could be associated with other cardiovascular risk factors, such as hypertension.
Avatar n tn I was having really bad anxiety attacks, that felt like heart attacks.. Also, the riba had me on a speed or LSD like trip.. I was stuck, just like in a trance like zone.. Lost 10lbs, in 6 days, and Dr pulled me off meds. My main thing that freaked me out, was that I was unable to control my thoughts, and the overall situation.. I am always very seriuos, and try to control my situations.. These meds are some strong stuff, and controlling them is not likely..
Avatar f tn I have increased my Erfa dose a little, from 2 to 2.25 G. This causes drowsiness in the evening and morning. In the morning it is difficult to wake fully. When I take 2 G, there is no such problem. What other causes may be for drowsiness?
2190999 tn?1504992491 The anxiety my mail causes me is way out of proportion to what it should be. I know that sounds weird, but it's honestly become a huge problem for me. It feels like standing in the eye of a tornado with life spinning out of control around you. I debated calling my psy doc but decided to post here first. So has anyone ever experience this?
618210 tn?1223930565 However, emergency room hospital visits are on the rise. Ecstasy causes the release of norepinephrine, which increases your heart rate dramatically and can be dangerous for people with cardiovascular disease or weakness. Dehydration can also lead to liver or kidney failure. Some people report bad emotional reactions to Ecstasy including confusion, depression, sleep problems, drug craving, severe anxiety, and paranoia, sometimes lasting long after taking the drug.
Avatar f tn I am 12 weeks preg and i was previously on zoloft 75mg for panic disoder but when i found out i was pregnant (not planed with an IDU in place) had to get off inmedialty at like around 5 weeks, ever since my anxiaty has been horrible, im really concerned with this, it seems to never go away like 24/7 everyday, i feel so terrified, what if this panic causes something else, or harms the baby, i had such a bad panic attack 2 days ago while driving that had to take half of .
Avatar f tn Also the reason why your doctor prescribed you to go on lexapro is because he probably thought you were depressed due to seeing people having heart attacks and then thinking that you might one day have one too. My doctor prescribed me that too when I told him the same condition that you're having. Hint of advice stay off antidepressant they do not do anything but make things worst. Relax and destress yourself the natural way.
Avatar f tn Hello, 2 months ago, I started experiencing panic attacks. It started when I thought I was having a heart attack because my heart was beating very fast. For the next weeks after that I had some panic attacks, with fast heart rate, sweating, and difficulty breathing. And almost all day everyday I would fell lightheaded and scared I was going to pass out at any moment. I went to the doctor twice: blood work, ekg...everything normal.
2120085 tn?1344769510 And just now on the bus home from work it happend again, just everything felt numb this time, my face started burning, heart started racing, breathing funny and I felt like I wasnt me.... I have calmed down atm, but I still feel weak all over... I am starting to worry that its not anxiety or panic....
Avatar n tn 5 mg Xanax twice a day or as needed for my anxiety that causes panic attacks, I never knew the trigger of my panic attacks I just know they have come and gone over the years and now I do know the panic attacks are directly related to stress, but I have other "issues" you don't have....The mind is a weird thing and it's weird how it effects the body. I know in my case I need to drop about 20-30 lb.