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chest thumps

Hi im probably in the wrong forum but i cant seem to post in the other heart related ines anyway im amale in mid 30s in good health my problem stsrted a year ago when i entered the world of parenthood i get these chest thump sensations now and again which kinda startle me no pain involved but like a skipped beat feeling followed by a strong winded feeling anway they come and go but lately im starting to get a lot of anxiety because of this which makes them worse i check my bpm countless times per day which always seems to be normal plus i google every heart condition under the sun what im thinking is that they are ectopic beats due to stress and lack of excirise but is there a way of stopping them and getting rid of panic and anxiety attacks im startings to take epa fish oil again dont know if that helps
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Hello and welcome to the forum:

You are correct that this is not the best forum for you.  Nevertheless, I can tell you with certainty that anxiety is a major contributor to your symptoms (if not the sole contributor).

I suggest that you seek some help for your anxiety.  You will thank me i promise.  Then, if you continue to experience these symptoms, a low dose beta blocker medication is likely to help as well.  But you should see your internist about this first.

Good luck.

Dr. Rich
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