Hi Veronica, its really sounds to me like you are having a panic attack, but if it continues do get yourself checked out by a health professional. I don't think it's likely that you are having a heart attck, you sound healthy to me but again, I am not a professional okay? I often get chest pains and heart palpitations when I'm really anxious and panciky and it does pass...just try and breath, distract yourself (if at all possible) and try not to panic. (again, difficult I know)
If you are getting the shakes and chills maybe you have a flu? Or it may all be anxiety. I hope this is settling for you sweetie. Please let us know how you are going, and welcome to HW. I hope we can help you to feel better soon. Keep us posted now?!
Hugs for you.
Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P forum. I am sure you will find many wonderful members here who know where your coming from and what your going through.
As many as three percent of people in the United States suffer from panic disorder. Most people experience their first attack in their twenties, but attacks can start at any age, including the very young and very old. Most people describe their first panic attack as the most traumatic experience they have ever had. In general, we don't know what causes the first attack, but extremely stressful situation seem to be one contributing factor. Fortunately, panic attacks are not life-threatening, and full-blown attacks tend to last for only a few minutes.
A panic attack is a frightening experience. Suddenly, out of nowhere, you may feel like you are having a heart attack, suffocating, or going crazy. You may have the feeling that something has gone wrong inside your body, and you are filled with dread and terror.
Chances are that you will begin to sweat profusely, and your heart will begin to pound. When this happens, many people end up in a hospital emergency room, which may seem a sensible place to go given how you feel. After being examined there, you will probably feel better because will most likely be told that you are perfectly fine, and not to worry because you "just had a panic attack and now it's over." You will likely feel calm and reassured.
Please do see your physician or go to an ER if you are not sure what is going on with you. That is why we have ER's.
I don't have any statistics on how many people in there twenties have heart attacks. If you feel you need to go to the ER, please do not hesitate.
We are here for you and glad you joined our family.Keep posting and know we care.
Been there done that too - last year get sooo sick of all these physical symptoms sometimes! But the good news is that they do pass in time...you just need convincing that there is nothing going on with your heart - and if having an EKG will set your mind at ease - please insist on having one
Once you have peace of mind - the secret is acceptance that it Is just anxiety - and developing the attitude of 'oh well - it's just my chest muscles tightening up' - nothing to do with my heart..actually it's amazing how once you start taking charge of the situation - you can feel yourself becoming stronger and more in control - onwards and upwards 'Veronica07'
I look forward to reading your posts and hearing of your progress.
I am glad your EKG and Event Monitoring were ok and that you have had them done. You are proactive.........kudos to you.
I take Inderal and I am wondering what your dose is? Also I am wondering what your normal heart rate is. As it depends on what actvity you are doing your heart rate will fluctuate.
I use 20 mg of Inderal once daily. I have been on it for years and it does block my rate when exercising so I do not use target heart rates to gage how my workout is going. I go by how I feel.
I agree with what the others have posted to you. Keep posting to us as we care.HugsKitt