Extra beats though heart is fine.

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Hello. Lately, i was experiencing frequent extra beats. Which knocked the crap out of me and made me more anxious and of course, physical symptoms gone worse. Chest pain and all the common ones. What i want to ask is, is it caused by my anxiety, i have been suffering it for 4 months and the early beats scared me so it made me more anxious. Though heart tests were perfectly fine. I have done Echo, Ecg, Stress test, chest x-ray, blood tests and i was at ER under monitor. So is it caused by my anxiety? afraid to have a heart disease.

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    Forgot to mention my age, I am 17 years old.
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    You could be put on beta blockers they are used for a variety of health issues I was prescribed them years ago for my heart beat through anxiety attacks
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    I'm currently on beta blockers 40.mg for stress and anxiety disorder I take one tablet before bed and it does seem to help but does make me feel tired and dehydrated. Hope this helps you

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    I have all of these issues, had same tests, and long story short my doctor said it's my anxiety imagining them, meaning the pain were feeling isn't real.. If they can't find anything wrong with us, it's because there isn't anything wrong with us physically, so it must be mentally.. It seems like the common thing doctors do is put you on propanolol, which is what my doctor did last week. I refuse to take them though because I researched them and saw that they're actually supposed to be prescribed for real heart issues, not anxiety, headaches, etc. That makes me extremely nervous to be taking a med for my heart that I do not actually need, so I'll stick to my medicine and occassional Xanax during a panic attack.

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