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Does anybody else mostly just have issues only after eating or standing up/ moving around? Lately every time I eat, about 10 mins later my heart starts racing and feels irregular in its rythm, almost as if it stops for a second and then suddenly goes extra hard/fast. Sometimes I get a thudding/squeezing pain in my heart as well, which makes the whole left side of my chest hurt for days afterwards. It feels like I've strained my muscles doing chest exercises or something! Also, when I stand up after sitting or lying down for a while, I feel light headed and my heart races, and my stomachs feel odd - like all the blood is rushing to it or something. It's hard to describe. I also feel out of breath after eating and standing.
i just feel really scared because these symptoms don't just feel random any more, they feel related to eating or moving around somehow, and it has me convinced that this is evidence that there's something wrong with my heart. If it was anxiety, wouldn't it happen randomly throughout the day no matter what I was doing?
Also, When these symptoms first started happening to me a few years so ago, they were really mild and very infrequent, and seemed to happen randomly. Now, it happens everyday and it feels like they are getting worse. The pain is stronger and the heartbeat feels much more erratic. I feel so scared, especially as there is a history of heart attack and stroke in my family. I feel like I'm going to have a heart attack any day now, or sudden heart failure. I've had resting ecgs which were fine, had an echo which I'm waiting for results for, and getting a 12 day monitor in a week. Despite this, I don't feel reassured at all.
Has anyone else experienced any of this, with eating and moving around etc?
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