I've never had issues with anxiety really in the past - so if this is what's happening with me, its new to me!
In the last 15 months I've lost 60 pounds. About a month ago I started noticing just how pronounced my heartbeat can be at times. Two weeks ago my mind got the best of me, and I just became consumed with worry. My heart just felt like it was pounding in my chest, but my resting pulse was only 54 bpm. My hubby took my concerns seriously and took me into the ER. I was treated promptly, and I believe wonderfully. Immediately my blood was drawn, I was hooked up to monitors, had an ekg, and a chest x-ray. Everything checked out fine. The doctor concluded that this is my new norm. That my heart is so strong because I've conditioned it to be such, I feel it more pronounced because I'm now smaller. The lower resting pulse rate is fine - probably my new normal. He told me that my heart was strong and healthy, and that according to their tests, I'm "perfect".
All of that said - here are my questions:
1) Anyone else experience such things? If so, what exactly were your experiences, and was your diagnosis similar?
2) Could anxiety become an issue for me, as I feel my heart pounding in my chest, could anxiety bring me to noticing other twinges and such? For example, sometimes I get these odd pains - some are brief, some linger - but they grab my attention and cause me to feel concern.
I have every intention to get a second opinion - we've recently moved though, so that means finding a new doctor (and we were out of town for a period of time since I was in the ER, leaving me with no time to do that!)
Thanks in advance!
Answer by June_Mama09 at 3:17 PM on Apr. 16, 2011
Answer by June_Mama09 at 3:18 PM on Apr. 16, 2011
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