Originally Posted by Snuffy
I've heard that heart problems can exacerbate or even cause anxiety attacks... A bit less blood to pump might mean lower blood pressure/less work for the heart, so maybe there's a connection there. You could always mention this positive side-effect to a doctor... Have you had any cardio-health checkups lately? (I'm only guessing, of course.)
Anyway, since it seems to have helped you to "lose" some blood, you might consider donating it; if doing so could keep the anxiety under control, it's definitely worth trying.
I was thinking the same. That less blood would reduce blood pressure. Anxiety-symptom-wise I've only felt hot flashes(and not heart pounding). During my work-out I feel like I get more tired easily, so I guess thats the trade-off.
Before this incident I would be totally against donating blood but now I'm considering it