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Hello, 21 year old used to be very active growing up played sports all through high school, and college basketball never had heart problems, nobody in family with heart problems. I was laying in bed one day laying on my stomach felt something weird, then heart raced rapidily for idk 2 to 3 seconds. Then after that it stayed elevated but not crazy fast probably because I got scared. A month or so I was laying in bed and same thing on my stomach, heart missed a beat or something and seemed like it sped up fast for like idk a couple beats by the time I got my hand to my heart it wasn't doing it, but it we fast but that's because like I just got worried I think so nothing bad. I have really bad anxiety and really really bad health anxiety. I went online and researched my symptoms and all this stuff about arrhythmias came up, and how they can happen in young people now I'm terrified I'm gonna die. I have gone to doctors and a cardiologist and have gotteb tests such as EKGs, holter monitor, Echo, stress test, 2 week monitor (results haven't come back yet but never got any heart symptoms on it besides missed beats). So the doctors say I'm good. But i am so scared I'm gonna die I'm scared to go out and way to scared to go to the gym and I used to go to the gym like everyday but I've read that young people have had heart problems and died while working out so now I just can't workout anymore. Has my anxiety gotten control of me? Idk I'm just so scared of having an arrhythmia and I've read that they can be hard to detect, so because of that I tell my family and friends something's up with my heart and they say the doctors have cleared me and I tell them that arrhythmias are hard to detect and they all think I'm crazy. I just really want to stop being a hermit and live my life again but I'm just so scared, like terriered. Ive read so many stories of young people like me going into cardiac arrest I don't want it to happen to me. I've read that 1 in 143 people have an arrhythmia and those odds arnt to bad of me being that 1 person. Can somebody maybe give me some information on arrhythmias and are they really that hard to diagnose? Is my anxiety getting to me? All I do these days is feel my pulse like I just can't stop it's all do. Just need some advice. Thank you so much for reading.
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