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Only 17 years old and having tachycardia

Hi, sorry if my English is not that good. English is not my first language. So recently since about at least two months ago I have been having a really fast heart rate. It varies from time to time. I have also been having a lot of anxiety issues for a while now, but I don't think it's related to that. It all started to happen after I took the last dosage of medicine which my doctor prescribed which was for another issue. It hasn't stopped since then. The doctors said it's probably due to anxiety/stress, and it very well maybe. I don't know. I'm just really worried. It's the fear that I could suddenly die that worries me =(
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1423357 tn?1511085442
Sudden and rapid heart rate, which starts immediately and doesn't gradually increase in speed are NOT symptoms of anxiety but probably something called SVT.  This condition also stops as suddenly as it starts.  If what you are feeling sounds like this, then it's not anxiety.
1807132 tn?1318743597
I agree with Tom.  If it is starting and stopping in what feels like one beat it is likely svt not anxiety.  How fast is it going do you know?  What I will say is odds are you will not drop dead from a fast heart beat.  There really are only a few rapid beat issues that would cause someone to die and those are ventricle related so I would not worry about it but I would maybe ask for a heart monitor, one that you can wear for 30 days to try and catch the issue to see if it is indeed anxiety or an actual structural problem like svt that can be fixed with ablation.  But you need to get it captured on a monitor to know for sure.  Other than that just make sure you are eating well and drinking plenty of water.  As well work on the anxiety to try and eliminate it as part of the problem.  Take care and hope you can get to the bottom of it.
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