Worried and depressed please help me

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Good day people, please I need your help.

I am turning 22 in August. I was having heart palpitations in May and I was rushed to the hospital. My blood pressure was pretty high according to them so they asked I do some tests. Kidney (came out good), ECG (I did it sitting cause I was scared of palpitation if I lie down), sugar test which was 112. Doctors said it was change of lifestyle.

I even always hear my heart beat while sleeping.

That same month, I had my usual anxiety attack. My heart beat became fast and I was rushed to the hospital again. In this private hospital, the doctor put me on lisoprinil 5mg and propranolol 20mg.

I started with them but always feel light head and etc.

When I checked my bp yesterday it was 132/95.

My dad and a doctor said they want me to stop using the high blood pressure drug. I even skipped a dose today and I will do a bp test tonight.

I am scared I might die or suffer heart attack.

I am doing an echocardiogram test on Thursday.

I have tried to work on my anxiety with a hypnosis app on my iPhone and it worked wonders this morning.

Please help me

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  • Posted

    Hi what type of palpitations are you getting ?
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      Double double beating. Very scary experience. I just called my doctor. He said I should continue with the lisinopril (5mg) and propanolol (20mg) until I get the result of echocardiogram test on Thursday. And I just took it. Do you support this sir? Thanks.
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      I'm not a dr and don't claim to have any medical training, that said I have a full understanding and knowledge of what you are getting , the ( double beat ) you are experiencing is some form of ectopic beat , completely harmless . I have had this from the age of 11 I am now 28 , I have actually had runs of these about 5-6 in a row , still harmless, if the results of your echo come back clean then they are even more harmless, trust me I know what you are going through and the only thing that is making you feel this way is worrying about it , they may go away they may stay but you really have got to stop worrying about them ( IT MAKES IT WORSE ) , try this and see how you feel , just once say to yourself the next time this happens I'm going to do nothing and see what happens , get ready for the next episode then when you get one do nothing at all just say ok what ever , then see how you feel in your self because you will see that nothing happens it just comes and then it's gone . He doctors know what they are talking about and they are right, I suffered with anxiety about this for years but know it's just the way I am if you understand what I mean . It's just part of being me !

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    No you won't die or get a heart attack or anything

    Your anxiety and over thinking wil definitely make that fast heart rate and high blood pressure... so try to RELAX

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    The first thing I want to say to you is "stop getting so upset", it won't accomplish

    anything.  I heard my heart beat all my life, but I was also 25-30 lbs underweight

    because of a congenital heart defect.  I didn't find out about the defect until I was 

    40 years old.  Believe it or not, I had 3 children and lost one baby at five months,

    who probably had a worse defect than me, that's why he died in utero.  Wait til 

    you have the echo cardio gram before you imagine or fear you're going to die, because you will most likely not.  I am now 63 years old.  I do have heart failure,

    but that's because the defect was not corrected, and I have had heart attacks through the years.  My quality of life is not what I would wish for anybody, I have

    to lay down frequently due to poor cardiac output, but I'm still alive, can enjoy seeing my children, my grandhildren and other family members.  The take away from this post to you is this; "stop fretting about something you're afraid will happen, because it never will"  Please take care of yourself mentally, and emotionally, and a hypnosis app will work, stick with it.  I know quite a few people who have used hypnosis for anxiety and panic attacks,  I haven't myself, as I've never experienced anxiety or panic attacks, but I'm sure there quite distressing.

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    Update:

    Did an Echocardiogram test today and everything came out Normal. Guess it was the Anxiety Disorder sad(...

    My doctor advised i do  a chlorestrol test on Monday.

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      That's great news .....

      the problem is us feeling them . That's the hard bit to get over , I know how you feel trust me I've been there and had really really bad episodes, if you want to talk to someone about it I'm always up for a chat it makes me feel better about mine and sometimes that's all it takes is to know someone else is going through the same 👌

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      So glad to hear the echo came out all right, but it's still a good idea to get the anxiety issues under control, because they can wreak havoc on you emotionally.  Hopefully, your choleserol level is normal as well.  Take care.

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      PVCs are caused by so many other things other than cardiac, like alcohol, caffeine, stress, anxiety, asthma meds, and even exercise.  The bottom line is, if every test a physician performs comes back clean, then you can rest assured it's not cardiac related.  I've had them for years, but they're caused by my uncorrected congenital heart defect.  None of my echoes has ever been normal.  I hate having them, because I know nothing is going to change, unless I can find some willing surgeon who will attempt a correction, and that's not likely.

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