Anxiety or heart problem

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So I'm 27 years old female I have five kids stay at home mom but have worked in health care for about 10 years. Anyways, I have health anxiety I worry about anything and everything. Every symptom I have is a major problem with my health or my kids health. I had my last three kids very close together my three year old I felt great after her then 14 months later I had my fourth child and I have never felt the same. I'm anxious all the time I've been having chest pains sense then that come and go pains in my left arm, jaw, sweating, heart racing, etc. I just haven't felt right sense. So i have been and been to multiple doctors had ekgs, stress test yesterday, blood work, holter monitor, event monitor, X-ray, echocardiogram, and ultra sound on my abdomen and all no answer as to why just anxiety. Anyone else experiencing this? I am taking klonopin. Seems to help but still having symptoms. ??

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    Kids do deplete the body of nutrients when you have them so close together. Im sure nothing that cant be replensihed though. A powdered mutivitamin in water a daily with eating high magnessium and high potassium foods. Keep a gallon jug if water a ailable for you to drink throughout the day, throw some fresh oemon slices in it and drink all that daily. Dehydration can cause half the anxiety issues people have and its not even anxiety.  Thirsty or not you need the drink! Keep coffee at a bare minimum and use decaff. You feel tired go for apples and energy bars. Having five kids is very stressful! You know that all of us who have kids know that. All your stress manifested into health anxiety. Hopefully you are too busy to really focus on it. I am surprised the klonopin isnt controlling everything its potent stuff. Maybe you need to add an anti depressant. Id say meditate and relax but unsure if you honestly have the time. Im so sorry you are going thru this hard enough with grown kids or no kids but very demanding with little ones running around. I hope you feel better please know this all does get better as you get used to it and accept it as is and learn to manage it and you will theres really no other viable option.
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      Yes I do need to drink water. Lol five kids all under 12 are very demanding. Relaxing is out of the question. I'm just convinced that there is something wrong with my heart and I keep going to the doctor for them to tell me I'm fine it's anxiety. But I am far from FINE!

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      Since all nutrients and micro nutrients aren't known to man..

      Eat a very healthy diet. Eggs have lots of rare nutrients but are high in cholesterol. Same with avocados. And the pharmacist can help you find a whole foods vitamin mineral and drink that water

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      Severe anxiety is an issue. It is a diagnosis and it does ruin the day. You have had exams so you know. Its very sabatoging for you to keep searching for a disease here. They dont know the core of the anxiety disorder yet or the cure so its down to managing it with whatever you choose as an option to use. Traditional medicines, therapy and cbt, alternative medicines (and yes a complimentary doctor or holistic doctor can guide you very well on anxiety disorders many many choose that route. Its a one or to two visit. Start drinking the water okay. You'll get thru this. 

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      I understand how you feel. I am having episodes where my heart slows way down and makes my chest feel tight or heavy or something. Makes my breathing feel off. Then after just 5-10 seconds it speeds back up, sometimes to normal rate other times to a fast rate. My anxiety used to always include the racing heart and now with it doing something different and slowing down, I'm a little scared again that something is wrong. It happened a few months ago and I described it to my Dr and he said it was also considered a palpitation and from my anxiety. I feel like once your labeled with anxiety they just blame everything on that. I'm having more and more of these episodes so I'm going to bring it back up today when I go in. We'll see what happens. So you're alone. Our Dr's are probably right. Which is a good thing, I'm sure we would rather it be anxiety than to really have something more wrong.

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      I'm constantly checking my pulse my pulse is usually high some days worse than others. I can just walk and it be 120s I have had it checked but it's all anxiety. I just can't see how anxiety can make me feel this way and I'm not even stressed about anything.

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      Kts not typical anxiety it is an anxiety disorder. You have a mal function. When the body senses it is in danger (thru mind or the senses) it releases adrenlaine, epinephrine, cortisol (acids by the way) this is sent thru your body rushes everywhere. Its an inborn, automatic response. It can cause symptoms and pains and aches where ever it wants. Ince it happens enough the body basically forms a habit of it..a programmed response..memory jumps in and says oh yea that was dangerous so everytime you do that or go there or feel that we responded with danger so thats the new thing now, from this emanates "anxiety rules" more programming making life hard and closes you in all under the mask of protecting you, of surviving. You are basically stuck in an over survivor mode. Noone knows how to reset this mode. Its comolex. Its inborn and involves your whole body. The only saving grace is you have hierarchy of thinking, thats is in your control. You need skills and tools to become very aware of your thoughts and body "feelings" so you can jumo in and say wait a minute no iam not in danger and dismantle this sitautaion and rationalize it out. At times its easy and at times it is very difficult to do. You cant stoo a full blown adrenaline release so you will also have to learn to "ride it out" surrender to it and dont think or fear any of it. Way easier said then done. But thats the answer that that. We are animals love that is what we are. Always trying to survive thats our instincts and inborn reality. Yes stress can do a ton. Stress can come from the thiughts or the senses (sensory processing defunct/disorder. Thats why they appear out of the blue..its not out of the blue it coming from sensory overload (the body deciedes this not you sadly) . You can think your way into an anxiety attacks or sensory overload can drag you into an anxiety attack. It all sucks! Your oulse will go up if your anxious..adrenaline response. You need to become more knowledgeable in the science behind it. Wont stop it but you will realize what is happening. You are probably developing ocd as a self oreservatiin technique to all the anxiety..check oulse, check heart, check, check check..try not to. Its going to add yet another layer to all this mess. A good therapist, meds if needed, cbt, act, emdr, reiki, meditatiin, mindfullness, biofeedback, qigong, messages, chiro, acuouncture theres choices out there to help with this. Helo not cure. Some have cured it. The ines who truely surrender it and dont fear it over lots of time have dismantled it. They reprogrammed themselves. Nothing is impossible. 

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    Exactly, feeling the sypmtoms but not feeling like your anxious is really a pain.  You could feel fine, mind on something else and then a symptom pops up and it's like what the heck!?  I'm not anxious or stressed so why is this happening.  I guess that's where the Generalized comes from in Generalized Anxiety.  It is super annoying.  I've had the high heart rate with episodes for years.  I can have an episode last 3 days to a week.  To where the symptoms come and go all day.  So heart rate can be fine and then like you said, when I get up just to do normal things around the house it's beating fast like I'm running.  It really is mind over matter and that is so so hard.  Months ago I started with the meditation music, or water/nature sounds.  I don't sit and meditate or anythign.  I just turn the music on and put my ear bud in and continue with what i'm doing.  It has helped me tremendously.  I also find that fidgeting with something helps too.  So I have a few worry stones that I rub on when I get to feeling bad.  Not sure how it helps, but it does.  Neither of those things makes the sypmtoms go fully away, but they calm me enough to not go in to a full tailspin and to sort of ground me. 

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    Best to see your Dr again as clearly the Klonopin is not alleviating all your symptoms.Klonopin is habit forming and if its not working to your satisfaction better to talk to Dr about the medication. Perhaps another would suit you better or may be you need it in conjunction with CBT . CBT has good reports either on its own or with medication.

    Also maybe you need a rest, 5 children is a lot of work for one preson and you are doing a wonderful job looking after your family but you need some time for you too. Is there a friend or relative that could look after the children and allow you some time to pamper yourself with a friend or just have some time for you and your partner to chill. It would be good if you could do that on a regular basis so that you can relax and recharge your batteries. Having children so close together does depleat your energy levels. You are doing a wonderful job being a wonderful mother to 5 children and stop to give yourself some well earned praise and relaxation. See if this helps.

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