Birth control pills, palpitations and anxiety...help!!

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Hi,

I've been on here a couple of times regarding my anxiety. I've been experiencing palpitations a lot more recently and struggling with it a lot. I'm having them daily..not all the time but maybe 2-3 days in a row I'll have them. I'm on the birth control pill lucette and was taken off Yasmin due to my doctor no longer supplying them due to the increase risk in blood clots. Before having my 2 year old I was in full time work and never noticed palps, maybe the odd one around my period but that was it...I've had anxiety since being young (I'm 28 now) and when hitting the age of 18 on wards I hardly suffered at all...but now I'm a stay at home mummy it's gotten a lot worse! I worry about everything health related! My heart mainly. I've had one ECG and results came back fine. I have shortness of breath and they gave me an asthma test and again came back fine. Now I'm constantly living in the fear my heart will stop any moment and I'll die! I never used to be scared of death or even thought about it but now it's on my mind constantly. I can be fine all day then BANG!! I'll have a palpitation and that's it I'm back in the horrible place. My poor husband has to listen to me as does my sister but I don't want to have to be a pain no more (not that they ever say I am). I don't know if the birth control pill is bringing on my palps or if it's anxiety. I don't feel ill with them or dizzy out like that!! I have shortness if breath a lot but more when I'm worrying. I don't know what to do anymore. Should I speak with a doctor? I don't fancy going on pills tho.

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    I am on Norabe birth control it is the least hormonal birth control I have ever been on, I didn't like it at first because it took awhile to regulate but now I'm very happy. They gave it to me because it had the little to no risk of blood clots and wont affect my migraines. Other birth controls caused me to have weird effects, this one doesn't seem like I'm on anything. You can always try to switch your birth control if it makes you feel better. I suffer from anxiety and I have the heart rapidly beating and chest tightening feeling and not being able to breathe. Once my left arm went numb and I couldn't breathe and I was convinced that was a heart attack. It was just a panic attack, but our brains are a strong thing. What it sounds like for you is probably anxiety, I found staying busy or focusing your mind on different tasks is very helpful. I am getting more advice on different supplements I can take and different medications. But you should definitely talk to a doctor, and see what they recommend first. Good luck and don't worry. You'll be okay!

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      Thank you so much for your reply. Really helps to know your not alone. I think being at home is taking its toll a little. I love being at home with my son I know I'd miss him terribly if I went back to work but I'm thinking for now I need to take up a hobby. My mind gets the better of me and I can sit and worry all day! Really is tiring. My husband is great but his never had palpitations (well not to his knowledge) so he can't really relate. I'm thinking I need to speak with a counsellor about it. I've been getting awful pressure at top of my nose to and I'm not sure if this is to do with anxiety also.

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      I would imagine that would be so hard but you have to do what is best for you so you can be the best for your son. Even if you decide to stay home there can be activities that you enjoy doing that you can focus on, I love craft projects. I understand it is really amazing to have support from people who know how you feel. As for your nose pressure, the seasons are changing so don't worry too strongly. It never hurts to make sure though! Anxiety can give you a ton of unexplained symptoms and the more you think about it the worse it'll get. My doctor wanted me to do counseling but I have bad social anxiety. However, I've gotten a lot worse and am now considering it.

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    So I go through a lot of the same things. I have heart palpatations that occue always before my period. My Uncle is a heart doctor and says that its just due to the increased hormones your body is giving out because of your period. Since getting on anxiety medicine, Fluxotine 20mg, I've gone from having palpatations three times a day and bein extremely painful, to maybe once every two weeks and not painful. I also had an ECG and everything came back normal. I would strongly advise trying maybe a small dose of an anxiety medication and seeing if it helps. 

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