Heart flutters and shortness of breath

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Hi guys I'm losing the will here and wonder if anyone can either relate or give some advice.

So I have been an anxious person for years and normally it was only no and then when in stressful Situation and I just felt like I would vomit which then progressed into a phobia of vomiting. Since January this year I'm convinced I have a heart condition, I'm an ex smoker and slightly over wait there is also a lot of heart attacks in my family but not immediate family. So basically thought and felt I was dying chest pain left arm pain shortness of breath ect so up A&E I went and basically got told I was fine. So from January to April I visited A&E on many occasions had bloods ecg and chest xray on a few visit and again they say I'm sent home. See my gp and they tell me they think I'm suffering from health anxiety which I've posted on here about before I do not believe the doctors at all its like every thing is put down to anxiety or depression. I've asked for referral to see specialists or have ct scan and they tell me that is not an option as it would be a waste and would make anxiety worse.

Any way the last few weeks I'm suffering with these really strange heart flutters and I'm worried it's my heart and I get shortness of breath with it too I'm scared. Any advice please

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    Can be anxiety. It would make sense.learn proper mindfullness technique breathing. Inhale belly goes out, exhale belly goes in. Breathe slowly and allow not one thought into your mind. Do this only two minutes when the flutters begin. Two minutes of not one thought. Learn meditation because you really need to be able to self calm and allow your body to be free of your mind bullying it into adrenaline rushes. Also go on a heart healthy diet and a good liquid vitamin suppliment. Add a probiotic to your day. Start walking if you dont already. You need cardio at least thirty minutes a day. See how you feel after six weeks of the above noted. 
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    I would advice the same as lisalisa, learn how to breathe naturally again. There are some breathing exercises mentioned on the right menu of this page, which are really helpful. I would recommend though, to seek some support from a breathing therapist. like yoga teacher or anyone else who knows how to teach you breathing techniques, like a meditation teacher or voice trainer. i went to see a yoga teacher/voice trainer a while ago who taught me how to restore my natural breathing. It took some practice and a couple of weeks, I didn't have any hyperventilation or panick attacks since, and I feel much better overall.

    When you're not feeling well it's difficult to do on your own, so you probably will need some assistance initially. Later on you can do it by yourself.

    I also agree with the rest of the advice of lisalisa, it does definetely help to take a look at your diet and exercise. If those two aren't optimal, it's hard to feel OK.

    In the end it's all about relaxation, good nutrients are prelimenary, including a healthy intake of air, for which one needs to breathe naturally.

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    Hi charlotte, i had similar symtoms to you , shortness of breath, pains in my chest, light headed, feeling sick. had no energy.i was scared just like you. the dr gave me  a blood test which revealed i was serverly anaemic . i was put on iron tablets and feel a whole lot better.  just my suggestion though. I do suffer from depression and anxiety as well but was told that wasn't causing symtoms i had. hope this might help. x
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