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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 pam on June 13, 2000 at 01:41:06:

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

so did you quit yet? Still having palpitations? Im 20 years your senior checking out the web re: palpitations. I too am "hooked" and am "trying" to quit. It wont be easy but nothing is. If your up at narly 2am worried and smoking ! then I would say you are already aware of all the MANY health hazards of this very ugly and deadly addiction. I am a nurse and like your doctors would say just about any thing to get you to quit because the health hazards are many and real and because if we are still in this "business" its because we still care. So please care enough about yourself to seek the the help of your docs to quit if will power is not enough. Your health, your heart, your life and your wallett will be alot fuller richer longer ! I hope this is not the only response to your question but if it is I hope its the one that hits your heart..... I mean home!!!! WE CAN DO IT..we are stronger than those darn cigarettes.

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