I'm not sure if you have a panic disorder or heart disease. Have you checked your cholestrol lately? You said that there is nothing wrong with your heart, right? Well then you most likely are suffering from a panic disorder. I know what it's like because I have that and it's aweful. At times I may feel my heart skip a beat or beat fast for a second or two and then it brings on a panic attack. I get really worried and scared that I'm going to die. I feel like I can't get enough air and it just makes it worst because I then get scared that I'm going to pass out and die. I know it's not reality but it's hard telling yourself that and believing it when your going through a panic attack. The only thing that seems to help me out is thinking positively, checking my pulse and breathing deeply/normally. I know when I am thinking negatively and thinking that there is something wrong with me, the symptoms of a panic attack come on and get worst. It's aweful I tell you, the worst thing I have ever been through. It seems to get worst during my mentral cycle. Maybe you should go see a Psychiatrist, so they can determain if you have an anxiety disorder/panic disorder. I hope this helps.
I am in the same boat as you, my friend! I am a 31 year old female, and I have been having these "harmless extra beats" for almost 3 years now. In the beginning is felt like my heart would start and stop again within one heart beat but at this point I can feel the extra beats and I have episodes where I experience atleast 15-20 in a row in a matter of seconds. It is always followed by either lightheadedness or I develop a headache that doesn't go away until I sleep. At times is have had daily lightheadedness that lasts all day, and the chest pain I have felt is centered around my breastbone and is attributed by my doctors to esphogeal spasms. I also experience upper back pain and jaw pain, but only on my most anxious days. All my docs (several ER docs, GP, and Cardio) have told me that my heart is absolutely fine. I really don't have any advice for you as to what to believe about your heart. But I know how you feel, when you are sitting watching TV, or tripping along through your day, with absolutely no worries on your mind and under no stress what so ever, and then BAM!, there's another one, which then leads to the worry and eventual panic attack. I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing this too, as I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy! I hope this helps and that you felt well today!
I know what you mean about the heart thing!! It is sooo frieky, I suffer from severe panic attacks, although with some help from prozac and xanax, I am making progress! I was having a great day today and bam!! out of nowhere my heart started racing and I fely like my the wind had been knocked ou of me, I breathed into a paper bag, took a xanax and waited for it to pass, it is sooo scary!! I recently read from panic to power(lucinda bassett) It really did help me find ways to talk myself down,which is the most important thing in an attack!! Mind over matter!! It is insaine how much our minds control our bodies!!! Best wishes to feel better!! At least you know your not alone with your experiences!!
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