I’ve had various ECGs done, an echocardiogram, 2 chest x-rays, lots of blood work, and a stress test. Everything came back fine. Although, my cardiologist did say my resting heart rate is a bit high, and it’s likely from anxiety and lack of exercise. I have also done an EEG which came back fine and an MRI brain scan, which I am still waiting for the results for, but my neurologist said it doesn’t seem like I have any problems.
For the past couple of months, I’ve had this “heavy cold” feeling, especially around my head. I experience hot flashes all the time where it feels like I have a fever of 105f, but it’s only 97f. I always feel like I’m on the verge of crying but can’t cry.
My heart rate seems to be a bit sporadic too, and I’m not sure if that’s normal. I take a look at it, and it’s 70. A few seconds later, without even doing anything, it’ll skip several beats, sometimes 5 or 10 beats, and go up to 100 from anxiety. If I slowly stand up, it’ll go up to 110. If I have a bad moment where I experience chest pain and freak out by thinking I have a heart attack, it’ll suddenly jump from 80 to 160, for example. And since this happens so often, it scares me that even though it’s just anxiety, the symptoms mimic the symptoms of dangerous heart problems.
I have been prescribed 25MG of Metropole (a beta blocker) to take every 12 hours, but it doesn’t seem to help. I have also been taking Xanax when I feel like I’m about to have a panic attack, but it doesn’t seem to be helping that much because I still feel like ****, perhaps from the Xanax itself since I take it every day. I just feel sick and tired. I've tried multiple therapists, and they were all garbage. I don't know what to do anymore. Anyone have any advice for me? It would mean a lot, thank you.