I have episodes of palpitations throughout the day. I suffer from health and general anxiety.

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I feel a little agitated for a second and my heart starts racing. It lasts 2-3 minutes but goes away with deep breathing. The last few days they have happened 3 to 4 times per day but sometimes slow down even after a minute of breathing. Can anxiety do this? I've had all sorts of tests done on my heart by a cardiologist and everything came back normal. He never caught an episode like this but says there is no heart disease or blockages. Just wondering if anxiety can make your heart start racing out of nowhere like this for a minute a few times a day. Usually happens to me when I get home at night.

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    Hey frank, i have been having this for a while to. It is completly normal to get this if you have anxiety. I went to the doctors and he said the best way for it to stop is to relax and not worrysmile
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    Hi smile I have the exact same thing, I'm constantly worrying about my heart. I've been doing deep breathing exercises and meditation which has been helpful. You should give it a try. smile
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      That's what I've started doing as well now. I just feel like out of nowhere my heart starts racing and that's what I've been obsessing over. I've felt it in the past but it's been happening so often lately and it freaks me out
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    Hi frank , did you doctor precribe you some medication?
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    yes i get these so annoying, but i have to breath to get my heart back into rhytm occassionally too is that what you mean, and always seems to be when im anxious?
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