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o.K. Leela here are some of the questions that I have for you, thanks for answering for me - I find reasurance in knowing other people have the same troubles as me.

1. You mentioned that your heart rate is lowish - do you mind telling me how low when resting and how low when alseep?
2. If you do have a few wines is your anxiety 100 times worse the next day?
3. How old are you etc - I just want to get our similarities and compare, do you have any children? My anxiety peeked after the birth of my daughter?
4. Have you put other things in place to help with your anxiety?
5. How long have you been on .25mg of xanax?
6. What are your main symptoms?

thanks Leela I look forward to hearing from you

Bek
Hi there! Here are the answers to your questions:

1. You mentioned that your heart rate is lowish - do you mind telling me how low when resting and how low when alseep? I am on beta blockers, so my heart rate is around 60 most of the day. According to the last holter monitor I had, it was 48 while I was sleeping. When I wasn't on beta blockers my heart rate stayed over 100 unless I was laying down. I have had all of the heart checks and there is nothing wrong with my heart.

2. If you do have a few wines is your anxiety 100 times worse the next day? Sometimes my anxiety is worse after I drink, and sometimes it is not.

3. How old are you etc - I just want to get our similarities and compare, do you have any children? My anxiety peeked after the birth of my daughter? I am 31 years old. I do not have any children. However, I do have PCOS, and my hormones are all out of whack, so my anxiety may very well have something to do with hormones. I don't know.

4. Have you put other things in place to help with your anxiety? I basically take my xanax as needed. I try to get to the gym a couple times a week. And I just try not to focus on my symptoms.

5. How long have you been on .25mg of xanax? For about a year now. My original prescription was actually for .5mg, but I usually cut them in half and only take .25mg.

6. What are your main symptoms? This all started for me with dizziness. Not like the room is spinning, but I constantly feel like I am going to fall. Now I don't know if anxiety caused that, or if that caused anxiety, but either way, I do suffer from anxiety. Most of it is health related. I never paid attention to my heart before, but I had a doctor tell me once that it was at a fast rate and ever since then I am pretty obsessed with my heart. (You can do a search by my name and see all the stuff I have gone through with this.)

I hope this helped you some. I'm usually on the board every day, so let me know if you have any other questions, or just want to share your experiences with me.

Take care!
LeeAnn
I am not an athelete by any means - I walk probably twice a week and thats it.
I have a large heart, mans size apparently, so it doesn't need to beat as fast to keep my body going.

Yes you are right, I have had all the test and apparently I would pass out etc if my heart rate got to low and this would be a sign that it was too low. That is why when I get the dizziness I alway related it to my heart - but when I check my pulse it is always 60bpm - so it must be anxiety.

Last night rather then taking a xanax - I was heaps anxious, dizzy etc - I sat down relaxed and tried to calm and reassure myself that I have been here before and I will be o.k. - after about 20 minutes the bad part passed and after about an hour I was back to normal. I felt so good because I had floated through it myself with out the help of medication. I am trying to do this after reading "from panic to power" Lucinda Bassett. I also printed off heaps of stuff from a website and that is helping me heaps too.

I don't know why I feel bad taking my medication, because I know if I take it I don't have to stress out and feel like crap, but I want to try and do it without.

Bek