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Hey my name is Chris im 21 years old and I've been dealing with health anxiety for a few years now I've had almost every symptom known to man from sharp chest pains dull chest pains to skipped heart beats in a row I've had multiple EKGs blood test chest x-rays all normal and my doctor has even listen to my heart and said that it sounds beautiful but he sent me for an echo which was normal but here recently I haven't been getting much sleep I would go to sleep and wake up in every 2 hours and today while at home out of nowhere my heart starts the flutter and I felt my puse and there were pauses it felt like 5 or 6 in a row is this my slack of sleep causing these to get worse I have had them before but not like this is this normal from lack of sleep stress and anxiety I am freaking out right now can someone ease my mind!!!!!!
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The ekg and echo prove there is nothing wrong with your heart so the flutters you think exist are either in your imagination or else are unimportant. Did you mention this flutter (that you think exists) to your doc and what did he say?

if you can't accept the test results then your anxiety will not end. which is the current problem. It is not normal to check your heart at any time, and you are doing it all day and night. Have you ever had therapy to see if there is a way to stop?
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You know, I've written on I don't know how many of your posts at this point.  the problem, kingchris, is not our heart, it's your anxiety.  You are not accepting this.  But it IS the answer.  Nothing will change until you begin therapy and treatment for your anxiety disorder.  good luck
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It's the flutters that scare me and bring me rigger back where I started
Sounds like you have not tried therapy since you sort of dismissed the suggestion.
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I have the same issue. I have major cardiophobia and flutters/ectopics which are benign, but they're scary. I have bad days where I get about 50-100 of them and they're pretty strong. Most of my anxiety revolves around this worry  despite the fact that I've been told they're harmless. It's a hard fear to overcome but it can be done. Therapy is a great option if you have the resources for it, because it's your anxiety that's the problem, not your heart.
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I used to do the same exact thing as you at the age of 21 also. I also didn't believe the doctor so would go see another doctor to run the same exact test. etc. everything was fine but I needed to feel it and I didn't believe it. The same thing would happen to me also no sleep and I felt worst then all day I would focus on what if this and what if that. get 2 bags of chamomile tea.  drink it, relax and go to bed. surround yourself by positive people and don't listen to the news. That stuff indirectly triggers us. I could tell you  so many stories of how I would have doctors do so many random test.
Thank you so much!!!!!
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