Constantly anxious with constant ectopic beats

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Hi I'm wondering if anyone else suffers with almost constant missedbeats some painful some not almost from the second I wake to the second I sleep it's really grinding me down. Sometimes all that helps is a few beers and I'm worrying it's getting too regular but it is all that stops them or maybe distracts me from them. any help, advice or reassurance will be greatly received

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    Beer absolutely won't help ...go to G.P have tests get the all clear fab if not go for mode then bingo you know. Good luck

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    Hi Danny,

    Have you had a checkup from your doctor?  My heart used to do that too.  It felt more like a water hose being crimpt and then let loose, .It took my breath away.  Originally, my doc told me I drank too much coffee. I stopped drinking coffee ofr 7 years and it never stopped.

    NOW, I believe mine are muscle spasms since I have been diagnosed with a muscle disease as well as Celiac disease, and heart spasms are just one of the many symptoms.

    If he/she does not offer, I'd ask the doc to test you for a variety of autoimmune disease, like Celiacs, MS, Lupus,  . . . be prepared, it could take a while to get answers, especailly if you are not a very good self advocate.  Don't let the doc push you away and make you feel like a hypocondriac~~which seems to be a common practice.  

    Yes, it could be simple anxiety, but it is better to be on the safe side and get some test run.  

    Also, try not to self medicate with alcohol, it has never helped anyone and ends up making you feel worse in the long run.  Alcohol is a temorary fix and has often has devastaing side effects. 

    If they refuse to do tests, and only want to hand you pills, walk away or tell'm you want to have test done or you will find a doctor who will listen. Sometimes you have to be demanding.  It is hard to tell a person in athority what to do when it is their job, so be ready, it is intimidating yet soo impowering. 

    Be as well as you can!


    Hope you feel better soon!

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    Hi, thank she for the replies, I should mention I'm diagnosed with anxiety and agoraphobia I also never had any heart issues until I had a few panic attacks around 2 years ago I've been aware of my heart ever since and slightly obsessed i.e. Constant checking of pulse ectopic are a fairly new thing to me over the last few months. I must of had every other classic anxiety symptom along the way and they are always changing from 1 month to the next. I have had to lie to the doctor but it has got me an echocardiogram coming up in 2 days and a second holter monitor I'm hoping for good news as every other heart test like bloods and ecg they have said are fine I just want to be back to normal as at the minute I see no way forward or out.



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       I am almost 60 years old.  I know from personal, as well as other's experieces, that many folks had celiac disease and had symptoms for 20 years before they were tested. ALL of the people who had CD said their main symptoms were anxiety, depression, and more, they were not themselves.  These are common symptoms for CD.  CD can cause all the symptoms you mentioned, because it causes malnutriton/nutritional depletion. If your brain is not getting nurishment, it will act out.  I had hallucination, undetectable heart issues, low iron, bad teeth, passing out, and more.  I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety and other mental illnesses.   More then 30 years later I nearly died because no one ran the right tests.  I wish someone had told me to go get tested.  

      Keep in mind that "Mental illness is a physical illness that effects the brain".  

      I wish you well Danny,



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