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Are these experiences normal

I'm a 21 year old male. I am obese (400 lbs). I was diagnosed with severe anxiety as well as severe OCD and Schizophrenia, which I do take the following medications for: Invega, Fluvoxamine, Buspirone, Benztropine, and Sertraline. I am a hypochondriac. I have large breasts which the doctor diagnosed it as Gynecomastia.

Over the past 4 years I've been gradually gaining weight. Some caused by my medicine, but most is from inactivity. I can't go into the public because I get really nervous around people, mainly because of my looks.

About 4 months ago I had my dad take me to the Emergency Room, because I was experiencing a few symptoms. I felt as if the skin of my chest was burning, I felt dizzy on and off throughout the day, and I felt shaky on and off. They did an EKG, blood tests, and put me on a heart monitor while I was there (which was for about 1 hours 30 minutes). They said everything looked fine rather than having an inner ear infection which was causing my dizziness. They gave me some medicine which seemed to relieve it.

I get hear palpilations every now and then, but today it seemed to be brought on by excitement/sudden activity. I was watching football, and anytime I would get excited and jump up and run around screaming, it seemed my heart rate would increase and skip beats/flutter. (I'm honestly not sure if they were skipping beats, or if it was just a fluttery feeling, although I do think it was just a fluttery feeling, but don't take my word for that, it may have skipped beats a couple times.)

I'm not sure if this is normal or not for someone my size, or just in general? I don't have chest pains or anything accompanied with it, or any other symptoms. Remember, I had an EKG and blood tests about 4 months ago, if something was wrong, would have it caught it? Also, I think I have experienced this in the past when I'd get real jumpy/excited/active. I'm scared I'm going to have a heart attack or something.

Maybe someone can assure that I'm ok. Thanks for any replies!
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553283 tn?1409694311
You know very well your problems.ASK for help. When it is offered, grab it and don't let go. You are young. You are at a crossroads. Get up and FORCE yourself to be active. Start slow.Maybe a couple of blocks of steady walking. Rest. Repeat the next day.Set a goal in your mind and pursue it. You CAN do it!! It has been done many many many times. You may be OK now, but if you continue down this road ,there will be a day when you are not.Good luck young man.BTW, If you feel self concious, walk at night. You have my prayers.
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Do my palpitations sound normal, or do you guys think it's abnormal and something bad is gonna happen to me?
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Do you or have you in the past seen a cardiologist?  If not, I recommend it.  They may want to first get a baseline - do a series of tests just to see where you are at BEFORE something happens down the road (if it ever does), and secondly put a holter monitor on you (a small piece of equipment that you wear for a day that records what your heart is doing and you keep a diary - non-invasive).

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Do you guys think I'll be ok though? I'm scared I'm gonna have a heart attack soon.
10389859 tn?1409921868
Please read my previous reply. You need to be evaluated by a cardiologist. Everyone should have a baseline to start with.  In the meantime, we're always here to ask questions and give you support.
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I've had PVC's for as long as 4+ years. I'm just scared that before I get checked out, something bad will happen. Is it common or people to have pvcs like I do? pvcs with increased activity/sudden increased activity
553283 tn?1409694311
PVCs and PACs are usually benign, however they are disconcerting and evidently causing anxiety for you. Go to a cardiologist and let them look at you. We cannot diagnose nor treat you on the internet. Your anxiety is getting the best of you. I sympathize. I have had to deal with anxiety issues before.I still deal with them. Go the the Dr. and get treated........if necessary go to the ER. God bless.
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