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Hello! I'm 17 and just recently started feeling palpitations more often. I noticed them more when I would go on walks. They usually feel like a pause, and then a bigger thump, a fluttering feeling, or a skipped beat. They're really scary and I panic every time I feel them, though I can still feel them sometimes when I think I'm relaxed. I recently went to a cardiologist, who did a brief ECG and the results came back normal. They had said palpitations can be related to stress and anxiety, and even if they did pick up on a palpitation like the ones I'm describing, they don't treat them. They gave me some stress management tips and told me to try magnesium. They also said that they didn't want to do an echocardiogram because they're expensive and it's a lot of money to spend for finding something normal. They also said it wouldn't be dangerous to exercize. I've been scared to start exercizing again because I'm afraid I'll feel them again or they'll get worse. I get scared I'll have chest pains or feel like I can't breathe, and when I panic I can sometimes have those sensations and not know the difference between a real problem and anxiety. I know I should be comforted by hearing that everything looks normal but all I feel is panicky and constantly worried that something is wrong that I don't know about, or that something really bad could happen. I don't really know what to do. Anything to help me feel more comforted? Thank you so much! ❤️
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