Hi, sometimes I feel my heart beating really fast. My appetite goes away and I start to feel full, even if I was hungry before. My skin gets really hot. After lying down or having a good warm shower I calm down and feel normal again. I thought perhaps it's anxiety, but sometimes it happens even when I'm calm. Needless to say that when I feel like this, I start to panic.
Hi, it is not uncommon to have anxiety when you feel relaxed. Have you ever or are you currently being treated for anxiety?
No, I was never treated for anxiety. What should I do?
There are 2 recommendations depending on what you are willing to tolerate in life. If this is not happening frequently or interfering with your life, then just do what you have been doing and just take a break and calm down when you feel the symptoms start. If it is causing you problems socially or with your work, then you should be evaluated to see if maybe a low dose medication would be beneficial. If you notice the symptoms worsening or occurring more frequently, you need to be seen by a physician as soon as possible. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask. Dr. B