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Has anyone noticed that taking Xanax it makes your heart race?! 

I have had panic attacks before and then come and go. 

Before Xanax...... Well this past panic attack on Sunday. I felt this weird sensation over my body and my heart started to race. I ended up in ER. They gave me Xanax there and a prescription. Well my heart rate didn’t go down much. 

So before all this my heart rate at rest is typically in mid 60’s . 

But since Sunday and canca myreating heart rate is in mid to high 80’s and when I stand up my dart rate goes to like 110. 

This has never happened before and all new as of Sunday’s 4 day ago. 

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    Sorry ,Xanax does not make your heart race. I take it. Does the opposite!! ..I wish I could help. Maybe you should check with Dr.
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    I agree with Mabel about the Xanax. I take Xanax on occasion for anxiety. I asked my primary care physician about taking Xanax and it's affect on the heart. He told me that it had no affect on the rhythm or heart rate and was fine to take as needed. I have read that breathing techniques can help with heart rate... one doctor that has many online videos - from the York Cardiology Clinic in the UK talks about breathing - in one of his videos he says to take long breaths in for 5 seconds and out for 5 seconds. Do this for 5 minutes. It seems to help. Again, I don't think the Xanax is causing your heart to race.

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    Then idk why my heart rate has been elevated since Sunday. This has never happened to me. My panic attacks last about an hour then heart rate returns to normal. My heart rate been crazy for 5 days and they keep saying panic attacks 
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    I only take .25 mg PRN and I have noticed that my heart does race a little before it slows down. Look at Xanax side effects, sometimes what medications are supposed to treat end up being their side effects 🙄🙄🙄

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