Racing heart and wierd

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For the past 2 weeks I've been having constant racing heart accompanied by a fuzzy sensation in my chest. It happens randomly but mostly at night and it can keep me up for hours... I've noticed it can happen after eating bigger meals mostly that have lots of carbs.. But I do notice I eat fast and I'm probably not chewing properly and it's gas.. I've had this problem off and on but it's come back and it lasts longer. I know it's fear and anxiety and over worrying but it sucks when I'm trying to relax and the pounding heart just makes you more anxious and it can last for hours.

Anyone ever have this problem and have any good ways of managing it? Any supplements? I've heard potassium is a great supplement for anxiety and heart rate. I know exercise is the best but it just makes me super anxious.. I stopped meditation for awhile as my anxiety improved slightly but I guess I'll have to get back on it. The only thing that has helped is magnesium as it has taken away the painfull palpitations and chest pain. Also lavender helps.

I've seen 4 doctors and they did a MRI/EKG and checked my thyroids and blood panel.. Everything is fine they blame anxiety and stress. I refused the medication (Paroxetine) as I was allergic and it made me sick for a week. And no one will give me Xanax. I would appreciate any tips / advice.

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    Have you tried eating larger meals mid day & lighter foods at night Heat?  Writing in a journal, all the foods & fluids you have consumed may help find the  source of what could be causing a racing heart?

     

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      I'm on a soup diet (veggies) and it happens anyway so I don't think it's the food mostly. I think it's just anxiety as it comes and go for the past 3 months. But I'm just trying to find out what can help.

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      Dont blame you for wanting to find out..  I had same prob.  Heart rate felt like it was going through the roof & thought my heart was going to give in..  Freaked me out so much & boooooom!!!! In came the anxiety that made me even worse..   Horrible feeling isnt it..  Tried so many things & found that aromatherapy along with tai chi + tai chi music soothed me down to a point where I felt more in control & kicking out that fear from taking over..  sure with you on this one Heat xx

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      I think once you have it and you keep worrying about it.. It just gets worse but I know racing heart is a hard one to defeat. I no longer fear chest pain as much because I know it's anxiety and the doctors cleared me so I rarely have that symptom now. So my anxiety just manifests a new symptom to keep me worried lol. Try a high quality magnesium supplement tho seriously... It used to be worse.. And painfull. It improved like 60% but that 40% is still so annoying.

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      Thanks for advice Heat..  checked my magnesium supplement & its a lower dose.  Will up it asap since you recommended it as a 'help measure'   Flaming anxiety..  to call it a curse would be a under statement.. Its easy to give out advice when you are well,  thats where Im slipping at the moment.. trying to use my 'action plan'???  omg, its hard..

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    This sounds like classic anxiety. All the same stuff we all deal with. To begin to deal with this, I want you to Google exactly this...".adrenaline and anxiety", and read even a few of the explanations. We call anxiety ADRENALINE JUICE. Once you begin to understand what and why this awful thing is happening, you begin to get your life back. When you have done that bit of homework, come here and we go from there. This is do-able. In the meantime, drink a lot of water. It helps flush the raging, unchecked adrenaline out of your system. When you learn there that what is going on with you and everybody else with this challenge, you will realize you are not alone. This is a great site to communicate with..they care.

    I'm not putting you off, I just want us to start out with you understanding what is going on. It's not you,.. your mind and body are tricking you into believing that something is wrong you...that isn't. Please start with that 'google. Information is power, power to start taking your mind and life back. Post when you get it and off we go.wink

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    By the way racing heart is very common. My normal 60 is over 90 since this started. It is coming down and I understand the cause and follow through with action we will talk about, Heat
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      It sucks. I've been dealing with this since 2011 and have tried many herbs and supplements. The only thing that has worked was medication but I gained over 100 pounds last time so I'm looking for alternatives still. How long does adrenaline last for? No matter how much I relax on my bed and breath slowly my heart rate takes forever to get back to normal.. It fluctuates a lot but at the same time I'm always thinking about it.

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      Please Google what I suggested, Heat....it will answer you in great detail. The heart fear is a common thing....read a few of the things under the site i suggested!!!!wink

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      I checked it out I have most of those symptoms. The sensitivity to light and sound / brain fog / head pressure ect. I just don't get why it's happening all day and I'm resting.

      How did you deal with it personally? I'm trying meditation and PMR

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      As you probably read, anxiety is caused by runaway adrenaline. To break that, a drug is the best way to begin the normalization of adrenaline activity. I am on Clonidine patch which started to help within  24 hours. The only reason I would recommend it, though, is if you also have high blood pressure as it is also for that. You might try another doctor who works with anxiety and will prescribe an appropriate drug. I think the right drug is key at the beginning of anxiety disorder. I avoid any drug as a rule, but in the case of anxiety, it is necessay...at least for awile. Sounds like you are progressing, though...good for you. With all you are experiencing and learning you will be a blessing advising others.wink

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    It's probably indigestion and heartburn. I would cut down on your portion sizes at mealtimes.

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      Yes I noticed some weeks the heartburn hits with chest fluttering and racing heart after eating. It left for awhile and now it's back but just racing heart and the gassy feeling in my chest. The palpitations aren't their as bad.

      Can indigestion really cause racing heart tho?

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