Rapid heartbeat at weird moments?

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Sarabi
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   Posted 1/9/2009 12:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Im wondering if anyone else with anxiety suffers from the same as i do... i read that some people do but just asking here too :)
 
I get extremely rapid hearbeat after doing specific things...
 
One thing is eating, after that my heart goes crazy.
Second thing is taking a hot shower, same thing.
And thirdly,when walking around outside, and i know the heartbeat is SUPPOSED to rise during this but i honestly mean its 120bpm and you can SEE my hearbeat in the chest even after taking a 1 min WALK, which isnt obviously normal. Although, this doesnt happen EVERY time, so... wondering if it can be triggered by anxiety or perhaps if these events trigger my anxiety, either way?
 
Anyway this rapid hearbeat moment last for quite a while after is stop doing what i was doing...maybe even a hr.

Green Grove
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   Posted 1/9/2009 1:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sarabi!

This is a symptom of anxiety and can be helped by doing therapy (CBT) and through relaxation and exercise. I often feel like this and I know how scary it is but you have to say in the moment do some deep breathing exercises when this happens.  You might want to keep a journal to write down all the symptoms you are experiencing and questions you have to show your physician.

I hope you get to feeling better :)


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Post Edited (Green Grove) : 1/9/2009 7:05:34 PM (GMT-7)


Sarabi
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   Posted 1/9/2009 2:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow really :) Amazing to hear im not the only one. I mean sucks for both of us but... maybe this helps me believe it's anxiety instead of something that's gonna kill me =) Lots of luv to ya'll!^^

Sarabi
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   Posted 1/9/2009 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Btw i also have scoliosis.. :) And GERD... perhaps, not sure about that, the heartburn might be anxiety too lol. But we are pretty similiar.. :) /smile

Sarabi
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   Posted 1/9/2009 11:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Not exactly angina or lung infections but i do have general shortness of breath and i suffer from sneezing fits all year round. :) Weird huh.

Gaylehenry0924
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   Posted 1/11/2009 7:49 PM (GMT -7)   
HI, I just wanted to say that I also have the same problem. My heart races at odd times, eating, or just getting into bed, or walking. Then I get short of breath, yet my Dr. said my lungs are clear. One day I can go to the store and be fine, and the very next, I will be out of breath just walking from my car to the door. I have a peak flow meter, and it is always the same, even when short of breath. ODD huh.

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   Posted 1/11/2009 9:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi again Gaylehenry0924 :)

One of the things that will help you anxiety is CBT (therapy). You can do this for free online from a wonderful source called MoodGYM. A lot of us have been through it with success. It teaches you valuable life lessons that you can take with you. Just go to the top of this forums page and click on the Anxiety-Panic Resoures tab. On that thread you will find a post marked "wen" and there you will find the link to MoodGYM :)
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baroni
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   Posted 1/22/2009 8:40 PM (GMT -7)   

I am also experiencing rapid heart beat..Today I ate one half of a choclate muffin and I thought I was going to have a heart attack.

Its causing me quite a bit of anxiety.I know lately I am suffering from Health Anxiety, any ache , pain , fast heart beat ,I do beleive I am going to die.I see tht this is a problem and I have made an appt for a therapist.In the mean while my heart continues to beat fast a strange times.All of this is really getting on my nerves.


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   Posted 1/22/2009 8:51 PM (GMT -7)   

baroni

Tachycardia as you described may be a vicious cycle. The more you worry about it, the worse it gets.

You can interrupt the cycle several ways. One, take a anti-anxiety medication such as Xanax on a periodic basis to interrupt the episodes, two, learn meditation , three, begin to explore the life worries that you, like everyone else has. You can do that with a therapist..so please do follow up with  your physcian to get to the bottom of your issues.

Remember I am not a professional.

Kitt


 

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baroni
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   Posted 1/22/2009 9:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Kit
 I really appreciate you answering me, I do have an appt next week with a therapist.
Jo-ann

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   Posted 1/22/2009 9:25 PM (GMT -7)   

Jo-ann,

Feel free to email me if you would like.  I do understand where your coming from.

Gentle Hugs

Kitt


 

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PanickyDude
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   Posted 1/23/2009 8:17 AM (GMT -7)   
If you eat too much, then your heart rate will increase whether you have anxiety or not and most people will not pay any attention. If you have anxiety and you notice this once, then you will associate this with eating, even a small amount.

I also had rapid heartbeat problems while eating. It is kind of a spiral, you think your heart rate will increase while eating, then your anxiety increases, then your heart rate really increases.

My palpitations decreased and almost ceased in time after using beta blocker (in addition to my lexapro). Maybe you should talk to your doctor about it, 25mg atenolol a day works just fine for me :-)

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   Posted 1/23/2009 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
A healthy heart can withstand 220 beats per minute. I'm not a doc but I read that in Dr. Claire Week's book. I, too, turned to a Beta Blocker. I still get palpitations but they're under control. I would check with a doc and make sure your rapid beat is anxiety. Just to assure yourself. Like others have said, the more you think about it, the worse it gets. Hang in there!
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fancynancy
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   Posted 1/23/2009 12:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, I have a breathing issue too.  Im absolutely ok then all of a sudden it seems as though i cant take a breath and almost as if my heart is going to fast for me. Obviously i am breathing but its very frightening. Does anybody else experience this feeling?
 

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   Posted 1/23/2009 1:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Fancynancy :)

Welcome to HW and the A/P Forum :) I also have this issue along with so many other people on here. The other night when the new woodstove was blazing, I sat up in bed gasping for air and thumped my chest a few times to see if I was still ticking and my heart began pounding very hard. This is so darn scary and if it was not for the CBT and other coping techniques I went through, I'm sure it would have went into a full blown panic.

Try not to worry and make yourself more on edge. You can find links to different coping techniques and free online CBT in our Anxiety-Panic Resources thread at the top of our forum page :) Take care and keep us posted!
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