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So during the summer autumn and beginning of winter i had a pretty bad anxiety disorder. (most likely panic disorder) was having panic attacks about 10 times a day for seemingly no reason with symptoms like; heart racing feeling sick dizzy indigestion irregular heart beat surrealisation shortness of breath etc. I like to think i've come out the other side and weathered most of the storm.
But in certain situations where my heart rate is being involuntarily raised (such as in the shower-upto 140bpm, walking fast to catch transport 120bpm etc doing housework 110bpm) i'm finding im getting a weird sensation. I'm not entirely sure it is my heart but more a weak LES letting air travel around into my stomach freely. It causes me to literally stand still to try gather myself, it's 9/10 followed by me subconsciously forcing myself to suck air out of my stomach and burp.
I feel it's a chicken/egg scenario. i'm not sure if it happens cause im aware im raising my heart rate and anxiety takes over and all my inner muscles go weird, or if it happens which then is followed by anxiety i find im unnaturally tense when this is happening too usually my pec minor, major shoulders arms and hands, like im clenching reading to punch someone in the face.
Does anyone else have trouble with swallowing too much air or do you think it could be an irregular heart beat? any advice would be nice!
(p.s. I very seldomly have an actual panic attack anymore. my diet is very clean- i don't drink, i don't smoke, i don't take drugs, not on any medication, i don't have caffeine and very limited amounts of sugar. have 3 meals a day covering all food groups. I don't exercise per say but i do do yoga every couple of days and meditate every night but i don't do ANY cardio. it scares me with all this happening.)
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