Heart feels strange after an anxiety attack

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So two nights ago i had what i think was an anxiety attack. Now i haven't been diagnosed with anxiety but i have been to my GP with fears of heart problems due to a tight chest but they just said it was a virus and i'll be okay.

Anyway, when i was having this attack i felt like every heart beat was my last and it made me incredibly scared and i feared for my life. Since the other night i have that constant feeling that it's going to stop at any moment and when i breathe out it feels like my heart has stopped and a huge surge of adrenaline rushes through my body when i breathe in.

Although i should i haven't been back to the doctors as i feel like i'm just over reacting and i would like to see if anyone here had experienced the same problems as i have here

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    My panic attack symptoms have lasted a week after the actual attack before. They dont go away for some immediately like they do for others. Its totally normal to still be feeling like this.. Itll get less and less probably within another few days.

    I would get a GP though that you feel comfortable discussing things with, along with talking about anxiety treatments before they get bad.

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      Thanks for the reply. I did not know that the symptoms of the attack can take a few days to weeks to wear off and that has helped a little. I will be booking in with my GPS asap about it and hope I can get some where with this.

      Thanks again

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     Yes, many many people have had your same experience. If your doctor told you you were fine, then your fear is most likely related to anxiety. Just remember one thing, anxiety CANNOT  kill you or make your heart stop .

     You may feel very uncomfortable and scared but that happens all the time with anxiety. The more you think about it and worry the more  your anxiety increases and  you are going to  feel poorly. 

     I had that same fear back when I was in my 20s.  Plus all the anxiety symptoms you could possibly think of 

    I thought I had Terrible diseases. When I was in my 20s I thought for sure I was going to get a MS because my aunt had it. That thinking was based solely on non-reality. I never developed a MS but I tortured myself by thinking so negatively! All my test came out perfectly.   It sounds like you were doing the same thing with your fears of Something happening to your heart. Believe me, if you had a heart problem you would know it and so would your doctor!   

    Please don't do this to yourself.! I wasted 30 years with the "what if "thinking and nothing bad ever happened! If you continue worrying all the time, you'll regret it when you're older because you will have wasted all those years when you could've been enjoying life!

    As long as you get checked out by your doctor and the test come out good, you really need to put that out of your mind. If you can't do it on your own and sometimes it's hard to, I highly suggest talking to a counselor who can really help. As we all know anxiety can produce so many and such scary symptoms.

     it doesn't pay to read too much online, all we do is scare ourselves more.  

     we can't let anxiety run our lives and our minds. We are better than that and we deserve to feel healthy and enjoy life. We need to be relentless in the pursuit of our health including healthy minds.  I once heard the saying "don't believe everything you think "which is so very true.   Our minds  are  so powerful and  go to the negative if we let it.   As soon as a negative thought comes into my mind I say "no! "Then I change my thinking to something positive and I get active!!.  I have battled anxiety since my 20s and I am now in my 50s. I'm at the point where   I will not allow the negative thinking to overtake me.  You need to stay active so you're mind isn't focused on the negative.  I have found meditative audios online that deal with stress and anxiety to be very helpful, also regular exercise, eating healthy and socializing. Doingsomething for someone else can make you feel great and it takes the focus off of yourself and your worries.

    The WORST thing we can do is isolate ourselves which causes us to think more and more negatively. You were thinking so much about it and convincing yourself something is wrong with your heart. As long as  we follow up with our doctors and if the tests come out normal we really have to work hard at thinking more positively. You can find great books at the bookstore on the power of the mind and stress, depression anxiety. 

    ALL THE "WHAT IFS" ARE VERY HARMFUL TO OUR MENTAL HEALTH". What if's are NOT based in reality. It is our mind going to the negative. 

     Another reason to get help such as a counselor is that chronic negative thinking Can actually make negative changes in the brain. .     I highly suggest seeing a counselor who can provide tools to help you overcome this. It really helps and has been my lifeline! I go even when I start to feel better.

    Take the focus off of yourself by possibly doing something for someone else.

    KEEP THIS IN MIND.....FEAR STANDS FOR.   False Evidence Appearing Real.    Fear is based out of non-reality

    Stay Active, exercises dramatically reduces my anxiety! Socialize, eat healthy, look for free meditative audios online related to negative thinking. They're great! You deserve better than constant worry,   Fight for yourself, your peace and your happiness! biggrin

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    If you are concerned regards heart  make an appointment with your GP, although it does sound like an Anxiety disorder.

    You need to gain confidence and understand what your condition is and how to control your concerns


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