Heart anxiety or genuine problem with my heart

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for months now i havent had it, but all of a sudden i again i went to sleep and woke up suddenly with my heart beating fast and trying to catch my breath. also throughout the day my heart has a sinking feeling and palpitates. WTF IS WRONG WITH ME.

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    hi Amy, this does sound like anxiety, i suffer with health anxiety mainly cardio phobia and know exactly what you are going through. I get palpitations with shortness of breath and the heart sinking feeling is really scary. I am now doing CBT and meditation everyday with breathing exercises which seems to be slowly helping. PM me if you ever need someone to speak to.

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    Hey Amy..That's what exactly I was experienced just yesterday ...I woke up at 6am instead of 10am...with very fast heart rate,sweating ,crazy shakiness and some weird feeling...I had to call the ambulance ...All the test came back negative ...Anxiety ...

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    Hi Amy

    I have been looking for something just like this , where you can chat to people who are going through similar experiences.

    I suffer with panic attacks/ anxiety, its actually a panic disorder i believe.

    I have woken up gasping for breath too and have suffered palpitations at night ( mine seem to be mostly through the day)

    Its difficult sometimes as to which triggers one or the other off ...anxiety causing palpitations or palpitations causing the anxiety .

    I personally do not think its always anxiety that triggers them ,as they happen randomly when i am not anxious or even thinking about it

    I have palpitations most days , although i do have some better days

    I had a very scary experience this morning when i must of had, what felt like maybe a few one after another . My heart just felt totally out of rhythm

    it was horrible. Needless to say i have been feeling anxious all day since .

    I obviously do not know your age, but i do wonder if some of it is age related for me ??

    Whatever the reason, i feel like i am going mad some days. It would be lovely to just feel fit and normal again .

    Hoping you feel better mow.

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      Rebecca, I hope you don't mind me asking as you mention age. Are you anywhere around perimenopause at all?

      I ask because this is an age when a lot of women seem to start with palps.

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      im 25! so not entirely sure if its age related! Might have a heart problem who knows or im just scaring myself into having one. Ive been quite an anxious person for many years so im not sure if i caused it

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      Hi Amy

      You are still very young then.

      I am an anxious person, and i suffered with anxiety when i was young.

      For whatever reason it seems to of caught up with me again .

      It does sound as if you are suffering from anxiety, have you had any tests or checks at all?

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      ive had tests before like en ecg...they just said i have an extra beat or something sometimes. Im not totally sure but they didnt do anything about it apart from put me on pronanolol to try and calm my anxiety down

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      I suffered with this very badly in perimenopause. And I mean very badly. I was taken to hospital by ambulance a few times. I was put on low dose propanolol and that, together with the fact that I am now much nearer to actual menopause and I don't seem to get it any longer.

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      I have had different tests etc... i was also told that i have ectopic beats I was then also told that i have stage 1 heart block, which apparently the doctor was not concerned about . They say it is just a delay between beats ?

      It certainly didnt help with my anxiety, im thinking maybe i would of been better off not knowing?

      Do you feel any better on the meds?

      or do you find yourself struggling daily?

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      i feel little to no anxiety at the moment on the tablets! if i start to think about stuff naturally i get a tiny bit anxious but then goes away! if i get heart palpitations that gives me anxiety obviously! My racing heart doesnt happen much any more and my palpitations come and go!

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      If you have been thoroughly checked and you are ok, then it is anxiety, which is not to say that isn't horrible in itself. I always find a relaxing tea with quite a bit of sugar in it would help me calm down after having palps.

      They are scary so it is normal that you feel afraid and sad. If you have a nice doctor you should explain to her/him how all this is making you feel and they should offer some form.of help

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      i wouldnt say ive been thoroughly checked! so maybe its time to see the doctor again and see what they say as it doesnt feel right to have this just when im falling asleep

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      hi Rebecca ,

      You sound like me , im 46 i have had the palpitations for almost 7 years it comes all of a sudden i had sime tests done echo, holter monitor , ct scan it all came normal thank God but the palpitation is not getting any better i tried prononol my body didnt like it so i stop , i have cardiologist appointment don't know what she will prescribe im leery about pharmaticular meds it gives me side effects so don't know what test to ask 😔.

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      hi Sasical ,

      Did the propranolol help you ? im 46 got palpitation most of the days and feeling shaky some days its horrendous , tired of going to cardiologist and came back with different prescriptions which don't help me at all .

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