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Since no one answered me on the last forum, I guess I'll post here.
Before I begin, let me give you a bit of background.
I'm currently 13 years old. I was rushed to the hospital a month ago due to an anxiety attack. I had 200 beats per minute, which was alarming at the time. The next morning, I was diagnosed with hypokalemia. They hooked me up to an IV (with oral potassium chloride), which eventually brought my potassium levels back to normal, and I was released.
Afterwards, I had a series of anxiety attacks. About an average of three a day for about two weeks. From then on, I began to worry about things like heart attack, stroke, and even heart arrhythmia. I know that it is extremely uncommon for a 13 year-old to have ANY cardiac issues, it's possible, although very rare.
Because of this reason, my doctor would not make a referral for a cardiologist, but a pediatrician instead.
What makes me worry about this so much is the fact that it FEELS like my heart skips beats. I've developed a habit of placing my hand on my heart, to check the way it's beating. I also have mild chest pain from time to time, along with pain in other areas of my body. Is it just anxiety that's to blame? I sure hope so.
"Muscle spasms" are also common. Sometimes it feels like my heart is "quivering". I once felt my heart beat during another beat, and after that I felt a dripping sensation.
Not being able to control my body makes me feel so helpless. I have broken down a few times because of it. I hope it's just me being paranoid.
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