Anxiety Community
Need some support
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to generalized anxiety, anxiety and eating, anxiety and sleeping, mood swings, panic attacks and panic disorders.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Need some support

I posted a comment a few days ago about my chest feeling really funny. When I did I don't think i explained it very well. I said it felt like a dropping sensation, which is true in a way, but let me see is I can explain it better. It kind of feels more like a burning sensation. Kind of like when something scares or startles you, that feeling you have in your chest for a few seconds. The thing is that it is happening to me all the time. Do you guys still think this is anxiety related? My fear is that it is going to happen so much that I am going to have a heart attack or stroke. This in turn makes it worse, and here goes the cycle again. Sometimes I also get hot flashes or chills when I am exeriencing this.Any suggestions?
Related Discussions
4 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Are you feeling like your heart stops for a moment and then "bang" it starts beating again?
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
The sensation is like that yes, but I just checked my pulse and it is the same even when the feeling hits. It comes in waves, will last a couple of seconds, and then go away. I do have acid reflux, which has been really really bad lately because of all the stress. I am wondering if it is related. Do you think this is really harming my body?
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
I had mine checked out.  I had EKG and a Holter which all came back normal.  I met with a cardiologist who did an ultrasound and then explained to me that it is not hurting my heart.  In my case it was just a longer heartbeat and I was feeling the sensation of a larger volume of blood pumping out of the ventricle.  This really put my mind at ease and the symptoms have reduced quite a bit.

I also took tagemet for really bad heartburn when I was in my early 30's.

Its alarming to notice your chest.  Get it checked out, but if everything comes back normal, try to trust the test results.

Best wishes
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I have had many, many heart tests: Holter monitor, blood tests, EKG's ( I think like 5 this month), chest x rays, etc. I think I am driving my doctor crazy, so I actually have a stress test in the morning, which will probably come out normal like all my other tests. I am a 29 year old female, with no risk factors for heart disease. When you had heart burn did it feel like this? Do you think I am being over sensitive to this??
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
7581744_tn?1393538929
Blank
DuskLunae added the Sleep Tracker
2 hrs ago
7581744_tn?1393538929
Blank
DuskLunae added the Food Diary
2 hrs ago
535089_tn?1388447159
Blank
Why You Might Have A False-Positive...
3 hrs ago by Mollyrae
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Anxiety Tracker
Track Anxiety Symptoms
Start Tracking Now
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
remar
st. louis, MO
358304_tn?1395085884
Blank
cnote
na, MO
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA
480448_tn?1397235344
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
cj29
GA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
birdie0907
Calgary, AB
Anxiety Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
remar
st. louis, MO
358304_tn?1395085884
Blank
cnote
na, MO
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA
480448_tn?1397235344
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
cj29
GA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
birdie0907
Calgary, AB