Re: Strong heart beats & Slight pressure on my chest
Hi, for what it's worth. I have anxiety attacks, and was perscribed Xannax as well. I got a prescription in March for 10 pills and I still have 7 left. I only take it when it's really bad, because like you I don't like to take medicine that can cause addiction. My pills are .5 mg. I only take a half a pill and that seems to do the trick and takes away the panic. Be careful, because you might get tired. even after the pill wears off I still don't have any problems. My doctor said its perfect for panic that's already there. He siad it goes in your system, does it's job then gets out. For your own piece of mind next time your heart is racing and you have the chest pains, try one. If they go away then you know its anxiety, if not then you have a strong point to discuss further testing with your doctor. That's what happened to me this weekend, my pulse was racing for two days and I did take a Xannax and it did not go away this time, so they ran an echocardiogram and I'm on a 30 day monitor. I'm not saying this to scare you. But I think that if you tried a Xannax next time and it goes away with it, you will know that it is just anxiety and be able to work through it next time if you don't want to take a pill. You certainly won't get addicted with just one pill. Keep in mind anxeity causes VERY STRANGE things, and "real" symptoms. We're keeping our fingers crossed that that is my only problem still.
Just some thoughts for you to keep in mind.
I wish you well...