I'm 34, healthy woman... I was diagnose w Panic Disorder about 5 years ago. I got all the symptoms: tachycardia, pvcs, sweaty palms, chest pain, etc... Ran into the ER a number of times thinking I was going to die of a heart attack...
I've done cognitive behavioral therapy and went to 3 cardiologists in 2009. Did the holter and electrocardiogram and even a stress test... I was considered normal and just 3 pvcs were caught at that time.
One put me on atelenol, it was horrible, I even felt worse.
The last one said that I should not worry about my heart and should walk 1 hr a day every day!
As soon as I left this last doc my symptoms disappeared!!! A PVC every now and then, rapid heart rate every once in a while and since I knew I was ok... the symptoms would go away...
Then about 3 months ago I startes getting pvcs again, a lot more frequent and especially when I moved around... dancing, walking, bycicle riding etc... I'm freaking out, they began to control my life. The more I think about them the more I have!!!
Before I perfome any exercise I wonder if I'm going to get them and sure enough I do and they're horrible!!!! More frequent and more intense then before... I'm horrible anxious about my heart, pvcs and falling over dead. I have 2 small children that I'm scared to leave behind.
Can this all be in my head???
Can my anxiety be contrinuting to the reocurrence of the pvcs and could its new frequency and intensity come from anxiety???
Just had blood work done and it was all normal... even lower cholestoral too!!!
Should I go back and get all the tests redone agian??
Thanks in advance for you suppport!!