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Anxiety - Chest Tension & Heart Palpitations


Three years ago I experienced an emotional crash. I was working way too much and my body and emotions gave out. At that time, my heart felt like it was beating really hard and I was very emotional. I went to an allopathic physician who diagnosed me with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I was prescribed Xanax which helped me out. (The doctor ran bloodwork and heart tests to confirm there was nothing wrong with my heart)

Since then, my emotional state has returned to normal and I do not take Xanax.

The only lingering symptoms of the anxiety I experienced are not emotional, but physical. At times my chest will still become tense and tighten up. I feel like I need to stretch my chest and I sigh deeply often. Also, my heart feels like it beats heavily or with palpitations.

My emotional and mental state are stable and fine. It is these physical symptoms that I would like relief from.

Although I do wonder if the daily stresses of life, while not affecting my emotions or mental state, are simply exhibiting themselves physically.

Since my family and I have recently used homeopathic medicine with success, I would love to find a homeopathic remedy to relieve the chest tension and heart palpitations I experience during higher stress or anxious times of life.

Are there any recommendations?

Thank you,
  JediMasterBarrett on 2010-05-01
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Please copy the Questionnaire from the following thread
and post all the questions here duly answered. On that basis your remedy may be worked out.
kadwa last decade
Dear JediMasterBarrett,pl take CACTUS GANDIFLORUS 30C 4 pills 3 times a day & KALI PHOS 6X 5 tabs 3 times a day for 7 days ,revert back after 7 days.


Dr Abhishek Mukherjee
om sai clinic
Dr Abhishek last decade
1. Describe your main suffering?
-The reason I am writing is to discuss the discomfort I have when my chest tenses up and my heart feels like its beating hard or irregularly.

2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body?
-Aside from the discomfort I feel in my chest and heartbeat, I also have a pilar cyst on my scalp (which I got some recommendations for on another thread). It doesn't hurt, but I would like for it to go away as it is unsightly. Also, I have toenail fungus on several toenails.

3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?
-Three years ago I know I was working way too many hours and my mind and emotions could not take it any longer. That state of being caused my body to react physically. I am better since then, but still think my body is more sensitive to stress or anxious situations and the way my body expresses that is through chest tension and tightness as well as heart palpitations. Also, I feel that I still worry more than I should.

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst? --When I am at my worst, I feel very anxious and emotional.

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?
-Yes, three years ago I was working almost 70 hours a week. It weighed on me that I didn't spend as much time with my wife and daughter like I needed to because I was working so much. One day, my emotions and body just gave out. I could only cry and sleep all day for several days. I went to the doctor and she diagnosed me with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. She gave me Xanax and since that time I have improved back to normal. I have not used Xanax at all for about six months. And prior to that I only used it about once a month when an especially stressful situation would arise. Today, I don't take Xanax when I feel these things.

6. Which time of the day you are worst?
-If I am having a hard time, I would say right before bed time is when it is worst.

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same?
-Overwork and lack of sleep aggravate the problem. Going to the beach and relaxing with my family helps it. Also, a good night's sleep helps too.

8. Do your think your sufferings have relation to any external stimuli (like, change of place) or any internal biological changes in the body, like, menses (in females)?
-Like I mentioned, working too much will affect me in this way. Lack of sleep does as well. Also, I tend to worry when things aren't going right. I think that contributes to the problem.

9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather? -I like warm dry weather.

10. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc.
-I am a very optimistic person. I joke around a lot and am sarcastic.

How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?
-I feel fine during thunderstorms. If there are tornadoes, then I get a little anxious, but I just pay attention to the news.

Do you like being consoled during your tough times?

Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?
-Not really, no.

Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless weeping, talking to one self etc?
-I tend to shake or bounce my legs when sitting down, but not while lying down or in bed.

How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?
-I love my family very much. I think my love for them causes me to worry sometimes for fear that something bad may happen to them. I know that kind of worry is excessive, yet I know that I do that sometimes. However, most of the time I have a very rational love for my family.

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?
-I fear family members dying. I rarely have negative dreams.

12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?
-I love sugar, brown sugar, carmel, whipped cream... anything sweet. I don't like vinegar.

13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive?
-I believe I have normal thirst.

14. How if your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?
-I believe I have normal hunger.

15. Is there any kind of food which your body can’t stand? --Not that I am aware, no.

16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs?
-I think I sweat less. And my sweat is typically under my armpits mostly.

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?
-Bowel movements are very regular. One every morning. Not to hard, not too soft. Very good.

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?
-I tend to sleep good. I move a lot in my sleep. I start on my stomach, then turn from side to side, but never sleep on my back.

19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general?
-Yes, I am married.

20. How do you think you are different from others, if at all?
-I think I am way more inquisitive and nerdy than most people. I am also very sociable and enjoy talking to anybody. I like to get to know people.

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?
-About six months ago, I would take Xanax if the symptoms would flare up. However, I have stopped taking that. And typically a good night's sleep will help my stress level the next day. I know there are practical things that I do to help... like spending time with my family, going to Disneyworld and the beach. That offsets the stresses in life more than any medication could.

22. What major diseases are running in your family?
-There are no major diseases that run in my family. My father has lyme disease, but that was contracted and doesn't run in the family.

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance.
-I am a white, 30 year old male. I have brown hair and brown eyes. I am about 5 foot 9 inches and weigh 150 pounds. I am very healthy.
JediMasterBarrett last decade
Please take a single dose of Arsenicum Album 200c for only one day (not daily) and report back after 15 days.

One dose means
If the medicine is in pills form 4 pills. Don't touch pills with hand. Use cap of bottle to take pills.
If the medicine is in liquid dilution form, 3-4 drops in some 20 ml water. Sip up slowly.

Please follow homeo restrictions like no coffee, no raw onion/garlic, no strong perfumes, don't eat or drink anything within 30 minutes before or after taking medicine.
kadwa last decade

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