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So been having a good few days, up until this evening. I was rushing about do this and that... When all of a sudden my heart fluttered and then started thumping really hard, I went into complete panic started burning up and my heart was racing, only lasted a couple of seconds until I told myself to get a grip. I can't describe the feeling but I always think I'm going to drop dead or have a heart attack. I've been to the doctors, everything is fine. But it always freaks me out. Palpitations are sending me into complete panic all the time. I feel like I'm going mad. sad Now I feel drained and tired, anyone else get this? X

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    I get the same feeling I have been thinking I'm having a heart attack all week an have drove my self insane to the point I've got chest pains feel tired/sick and don't want to eat. I'm always concentrating on my heart thinking it's beating to fast. I think it's anxiety but I can accept that anxiety can make you feel like this.

    Your not alone I know how you feel xx

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    Yes. I think just about everyone with anxiety gets this. It can be very frightening but will cause you NO HARM WHATSOEVER. It is your natural defense system kicking in and releasing adrenaline into your body. It will not do you any harm and you do not need to worry about it. You may feel you are 'going mad' or 'about to die' but these are very, very common thoughts when anxious and are shared by many thousands of people who also have acute anxiety. It is not an illness. There is nothing wrong with you. Nothing bad will happen to you. It is just scary and feels very uncomfortable but I repeat, Nothing bad will happen to you. You are perfectly safe and Ok. It is just adrenaline wooshing through your system which causes the heart to palpitate. The heart is an incredibly strong muscle and can run at very high speed for a very long time with no ill effects. It is designed to do so. No need to worry about it. You will be Ok, just tired. When it happens, remind yourself that it will do you no harm whatsoever, try to relax (flop your body), accept that it will be there for a while (until the adrenaline is used up) and get on with doing something else more interesting. I have had this thousands of times and so have many others

    and we are all still around to tell the tale! best wishes and a hug xx

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    Yes most days but I know it's anxiety so it doesn't frighten me  anymore so therefore it ipasses quickly I am not trying to make light f your feelings because I know how horrendous they can be
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