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Normally I get a racing heart beat with anxiety. Once in a whIle when falling asleep I'd feel like I stop breathing and jolt awake. I've had the chest drop feelings before as well, where your chest feels hollow like. Well for a few months now I've been having episodes of my heart rate slowing, to the point it makes me chest feel weird. Asked my Dr about it and he said it was my anxiety. I had a full cardiovascular work up 5-6 years ago and he said all that was good and I didn't need to worry about my heart. Ok. Well now it seems to be happening more often, it feels like I am at a normal rate then it slows way down for a brief time then it speeds back up. Really anxiety? Anyone else have the slow heart rate episodes?
On another note as an FYI, had a bad episode yesterday, lightheaded to the point I thought I was going to pass out. Never felt anything like it, felt like my sight was even off. Almost had my daughter call 911. Ended up going to ER, wasn't really having the slow rate thing at that time because I was freaking out about the almost passing out thing. But the ekg was good, perfect heart rhythms they said. Turns out I was slightly dehydrated and potassium is too low. So water and bananas for me. We'll see how it goes. Follow up with regular dr this week.
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