Avoid stimulant drugs, including caffeine and nicotine. If anxiety-related, learn relaxation exercises.

When to seek immediate medical care

See a doctor immediately if:

  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain

When to make a doctor's appointment

Make an appointment to see a doctor if:

  • New onset of rapid or irregular heartbeat

Last Updated May 26, 2018

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