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Old 08-25-2003, 02:28 PM   #1
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Post mitral valve prolapse

anyone else have this or have heard of it? i suffer from anxiety and panic attacks and was just curious how many people actually have this and if there is anything they have done to make it better.

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Old 08-25-2003, 04:09 PM   #2
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I have MVP, but I don't have anxiety or panic attacks. There are some people who go on medications for their MVP - there's a good, long thread on this that's probably on page by now. It contained a lot of good tips for dealing w/MVP. I've been fine w/o medication so far - sometimes I get palpitations or PVC's or chest heaviness, but it hasn't affected my life greatly.

Old 08-25-2003, 07:13 PM   #3
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I was diagnosed when I was 30 and my Dr said then as you get older it seems to calm down a bit. I'm 55 now and get palps very little but I do suffer from episodes of anxiety and panic still. I take xanax when needed and tenormin.

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