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Re: Smoking, anxiety and heart palpitations. Symptoms/questions

Re: Smoking, anxiety and heart palpitations. Symptoms/questions

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Posted by jon on July 23, 2000 at 22:27:32:

In Reply to: Smoking, anxiety and heart palpitations. Symptoms/questions posted by Pat on May 04, 2000 at 01:35:40:

: Im 20 yrs old and ive been smoking for 5 yrs (3 yrs heavy). Needless to say, im addicted.
: i have aryhethmia and probabl generalized anxiety. Ive heard that cigarettes can create or worsen anxiety and cause various heart problems, but i don't know which heart problems they can cause. My questio is: can cigarettes be causing, or heavily contributing to these heart palpitations that have been getting worse and worse with me recently? my heart will flutter and my breathing seems a little off.
: Also, how much can cigarettes really contribute to anxiety? Of course dr.s will say that quiting cigarettes reduces anxiety, but i also know that they'll say just about anything to get you to quit. Has anyone out there experienced a significant reduction of heart palpitations an an aliviation of anxiety following their cessation of cigs???
: Someone please respond. Im definitley trying to quit anyway, but i need to know if i can attribute any, or all, of these symtoms to cig smoking.
: Thankx,
: Pat

pat

i have had the same problems i am the same age.ive smoked for 5-6 years.im sure the cigarettes could be contributing to your problem but i have another suggestion for you.i quite caffeine altogether and havnt experienced palpitations since. i still have trouble with my heart beating a little faster than normal wich could be the problem but i havnt been able to quit smoking for anything.it sucks.



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