Ectopic beats

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Hi,

I had a burning sensation in my a back in January.. I got really panicked as I googled it and it told me I could be having a heart attack! I started getting chest pains then had a panic attack.

I had to have a ecg and my p waves were inverted, I've seen a cardiologist and he says I just have ectopic beats and nothing to worry about.

Is this bought on by anxiety? I can't help but think about it all the time! I've had pain everyday in my chest, back, stomach, head since January! And it's not going away!

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    If they are benign ectopic beats, then yes, nothing to worry about, if they are more than this, well in my case they slowly got worst giving me loads of warning that something more serious was going on, so, I would say dont worry unless your symptoms get worst. Did you have blood tests?, if you did have a heart attack, they would know from the blood test results. 
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      I have had blood tests, X-rays and ultrasounds. All come back normal.

      I was told they are nothing to worry about.

      I haven't had palpitations for a good while now.

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    Strange you shoiuld mention a burning sensation in the back, I've had a burning sensation off and on for 2 days, but I'm not the least worried it could be a heart attack, I've already had 3 and I'm still alive.  I'm pretty well informed as far as medical knowledge is concerned, maybe that explains why I'm not concerned.  It's good you  got checked out though, if for no other reason, to give you peace of mind.  I've never suffered from panic attacks, but I can imagine that they could be very emotionally disabling.  Knowledge is power, but ignorance is bliss sometimes, especially if you realized you had something wrong that was going to cut your life short, and there was no cure.  I have an uncorrected heart defect that I'm not sure they'd even attempt to correct at my age (63), but I try to just live every day in peace and tranquility.  I refocus quickly whenever negative thoughts come creeping into my neurons.  Try to focus on one thing at a time, and chase those thoughts of an impending heart attack right out of your head.

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      Thank you so much for your reply.. you've settled my mind for a while.. I suffer with anxiety so it's easier said to try calm myself.. hope you're ok and can't thank you enough for the reply smile

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