Fast heartbeat /palpations for two days can't cope

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For two days now I have been aware of my heartbeat which is really unsettling I don't really have anything that I'm particularly anxiouse about either although it's making doom set in every hour of soo and really strong doom also been having kinda jump feeling in chest and throat and flutters all up neck and my heart feels it goes put of rythm I was hospitalised last year for fast heart rate like this twice but they could not find anything and I had echo ect when I stand up sometimes im getting dimmed eyesight it goes dark I feel Im right back at the beginning before my anxiety takes over me completely again can't help but think I have a heart problem even though I have seen a cardiologist that was positive it was anxiety and I was been silly .

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    It is JUST anxiety. The fear of it is the ONLY thing that keeps it alive. Accept and ignore it and get on with your day as if it's not there. You are focusing on bodily sensations. If you must welcome it in and shake it by the hand. Your fear will diminish as it dosnt like being invited. Retrain your brain and carry on as if it's not there and you WILL get better. You will have good and bad days but it will come off in layers. This is perfectly normal and just your body going in to fight or flight mode because you FEAR this sensation as you would fear getting attacked by a bear.
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      No more what ifs! What if I'm like this forever? What if it comes while I'm out etc.. STOP! Carry on doing what you did prior to this. No more thinking! No more googling!
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      If you get scarey thoughts relax and welcome them in but don't react and pay them little respects. When it comes don't react DO NOTHING!
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      Thank you I have been told most of this at cbt it just does not sink in though I have gone quiete a while without it amd it's come back and staying I was listening to music on full woth headphones I can still hear my heartbeat over it I will keep trying to remember all of this thankyou x
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      Don't try and get rid of it sweetie accept it. Move away from your fears and they grow stronger, move towards them and they dampen. You will in time learn not to be afraid of this and it will go x
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      Hi Sara, I always find what you write very uplifting & helpful but I'm kinda stuck trying to stay calm & carry on doing normal stuff.

      Don't want to go into a big long story, but I've had a strange dizzy/lightheaded, off balance sensation since March

      GP & neurologist think it's caused by panic disorder after suffering from chronic stress & anxiety

      Getting CT of head & neck done in a couple of weeks but neurologist said he's not looking for anything serious

      I'm also in peri menopause as well & have had ME a couple of years ago

      I'm currently on holiday in Spain & it's been a nightmare, have been in hotel roomist of the time, I panic because of the dizziness, agitated & can't sit still long enough to join my family in the restaurant for dinner, my husband has been bringing meals to my room for me

      Sometimes feel fullness in head & im tensing all my muscles

      Can anxiety make you feel like this & how do you ignore it.... I really have a fear of it & cry all the time fearing I'm left like this

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      I actually calmed it down for a hour last night but I was out tonight and here it is again I have no other symtoms just a racing heart im not anxiouse or anything iv sat down and it still doing this how can anxiety be so strong with symtoms I keep taking deep breathe in and repeating eveeything you said it's helping the big thuds but I can't seem to slow it down fully 😔 I will keep trying and thank you hunnie for understanding x
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    Hi stephx;

    Some of what (maybe a lot of what Sara) suggests is good, but in my situation it is all a learning process and deosnt always work out the way it does for her.

    We are all made up differently , some can do that and some will struggle continually and others will never be able to achieve her way to deal with the anxiety and the way our body reacts.

    It is very hard, it is extremely challenging and difficult , the body does react to our anxiety issues is horrible ways, it plays on my mind, it lies to me and tells me I am worthless, it brings me to uncontrollable tears , my heartbeat goes wickedly fast, I go hot n cold, I cant breath, i get what feels like a huge lump in my assophicus and I cant swallow , and when I attempt to eat anything or dink I nearly choke.

    What sara sais really makes good sense to me and I would not want to deny this by any means.

    But as i say we are all build so uniquley and in such different ways what works for one may not work for another.

    Have determination to fight off every lie that comes into your head, like you are going to have a heart attack that you have a defect on your heart and thats its going to get you and take your life.

    These terribel thoughts are lies, know that my freind they want you to really believe this as this is part of the illness .

    trust me I have been rushed to hospital more than 25 times in the 4 years my anxiety has challenged me.

    I struggle to believe I am going to pull through as I am challanged enromously bu chronic and long term health issues that can infact kill me and should of taken me off into the grave 26 years back.

    But i am still here living with the lot I have to work with it, embracing the illness can be a great way to deal with it .

    I wish you peace, love and prosperity in your challenges with Anxiety my freind and its a good thing we all have ach other in here, know that it is a place that requires all of us to sometime give and sometime recieve support.

    We all certainly need each other as in numbers we gain strength and wisdom to deal with every issue great or small and to equip our selves mind ,body n spirit with the tools to move through the daily isses we come up against.

    Hugs

    PJ

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      It is how all our bodies are designed. Trust me I have been to hell and back. In and out of ANE. I have had serotonin syndrome twice and no disrespect, you will find your own ways through recovery but this is the only was you will recover. Meditation, relaxation technics and other coping strategies are all telling your brain that this is a big deal and will hold on to it. Keep strong because it is most certainly not easy! But you must accept this and get on with your life. Pay little respects to your symtons and your brain will eventually catch on. You will feel strange at first but will get better each way. If you sit thinking about it all day trying to find a way out of your hell it will stick around.. Do nothing. I have been through this and recoverd.
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      Thanks it does effect people diffrently when trying to fight it off which is absolutely true everyone is unique has there different ways of fighting it off unfortunately I haven't got any way at the minute im trying eveeything I can .

      I started to spiral into depression again I caught myself out of it which I found amazing and was proud but now I'm left with this 😟 .

      We do need each other why I love this site so much wouldn't be where I am now without it and it's nice to hear from all of you just hoping I do find a way to control it I don't want to go back to the beginning it was such a dark place makes me panic think ing about it .

      Xx

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      Thanks sara

      I do trust what you are saying for sure, and we are both knowing what hell is and how to come out of it,

      I am still going through personal hell emotionally and am getting ready to hopefully find a whole new home and have a whiole new chance.

      I can never disagree that what you suggest in starting mediation and doing practical things like relaxation classes and yoga ect must be hugely beneficial and I am so willing and ready to give this all a try and make it a priority as soon as we know where we are going to be living .

      Im threatened with homelessness and the priority has to be to secure a new roof a whole new space away from this 4 years of hell and nighmares to find the chance to start on me again.

      Its just priorotzing my multiple needs.

      We dont have the proper finance to move anywhere ,lol but we are looking at having a break through to having  a place AMEN to move to later tis month.

      Thanks for your wisdom and insight

      Hugs and peace

      PJ

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