Oct 13, 2011
Went to my doctor today and she doesn't think there's anything physically wrong with me. She said that my symptoms of racing heartbeat, skipped heartbeats, and shakiness sound like a classic case of anxiety. I explained how physical it all feels and how skeptical I am that the mind can cause such sensations, but like many people on this website have assured me, it can! Looking at the records of all the heart tests I've had, she said I can pretty much rule out a physical heart problem as the cause of my distress. Going to have some blood work done to make sure there's nothing wrong in my blood, but got the impression that the doctor feels it's unlikely too. Don't know what to think ... from reading other peoples' posts, it seems that doctors tend to give a diagnosis of anxiety for almost any physical problem they are unable to pin down. On the other hand, I have had physical tests done, and they have come back fine. I guess I'm going to have to start looking for ways to calm down! The doctor is in favour of drugs, but I don't want to do that to myself. I'm going to work towards wellness the natural way ... Must remember that my heart is HEALTHY. That I am HEALTHY. In body, and hopefully, in mind.