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I am a 27 year male, fairly in shape, decent diet. About 3 months ago the skip beat began, along with uneasy chest/ upper abdominal feeling. I have experience the heartbeat skip or extra beat before back when i was 15 up to early 20's and it just disappeared one day and did happen again until now. The difference is that now it came accompanied by a pressure/tightness feeling in chest and abdomen which creates a feeling of shortness of breath, not gasping for air, but more of a "i can't get a good deep breath feeling". I have gone to the ER several times, had several EKGs, Chest X Ray and blood work, all came back normal. Although i am aware of all tests being normal, I have convinced myself there is something wrong with my heart. I am currently waiting for my insurance to kick in so that i can visit a cardiologist and maybe do further testing.
I have however tried to narrow down what triggers the episodes to no avail, it starts in the morning about an hour after waking up, up to the moment i fall asleep. I have tried not drinking coffee vs drinking coffee, no difference, I did noticed drinking alcohol makes it worst, I stop eating too late since being full at night is the worst. I tried taking Magnesium which helps a bit with the skip heartbeat.
Symptoms are as follow:
feeling of shortness of breath (not gasping for air)
uneasy abdominal/chest feeling
occasional chest pain (rarely happens)
skip or extra heart beat (this is what really bothers me, it happens throughout the day and when it happens i feel like i have to take a deep breath)
I feel like when i get my mind off it it alleviates it, when i realize i am not thinking about it, immediately i start to think about it followed by all the following symptoms. All this started soon after my wife lost her job and the birth of my second child so there is a good chance all this could be caused by anxiety/depression but i can't help but to worry about the worst. I hope to hear from other who have/had similar symptoms.
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