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Skysmommy
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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 9/6/2010 10:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello all,
I hope every one had a great holiday. I did to with till about an hour ago I got the tight band feeling around my chest and my heart felt like it was beating hard not fas just hart where you feel like it is going to come out your veins. It sounds strange to me but I know my heart is fine I saw my doctor last week he said I was good and my heart is fine did some blood work for my thyroids and wants to do some test in 6 weeks to see why I keep getting bad headachs....I think I over did my self this weekend I took my family to see the fish at the aqureuam(sp?) Down here then Sunday we went to a theme park and spent all day there man was it hot there I go to see my depression, a\p doctor today I am going to talk to her about the tighing in my chest......I hate when the band lightins up then comes back with a bang I am tryin so hard to stop the what if's and the cryin right now makes me wish I had some one to talk to cause no one in my house cares :( I know tonight is going to be a late one. I hate the brick feeling in my head to. I hate being scared like this I can't crying. I think I might do some work on moodgym then come back here.

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 9/7/2010 7:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow, an amusement park on Labor Day weekend? You're a hero in my book-Great job! We took our youngest daughter and a friend to mini-golf and the arcade took lots of deep breathing for me (screaming children, loud video games and flashing lights Aaaagggghhh!) Sorry to hear that you have the tight chest/heart pounding thing going on. I get the same thing-my heart rarely races anymore, but I am aware of it beating with more intensity somehow. I'm glad that you have an appnt.-let us know how that goes. I'm also sorry to hear that you don't seem to have a lot of support at home. Well that's where a community comes in. Think of all the group therapy-it works because just knowing there are others with similar struggles is a start to coping. We do understand and care, so keep posting!! I hope that you have an awesome day, and try to rest up after your marathon weekend!
Take care,
Scaredy Cat
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

stkitt
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   Posted 9/7/2010 9:29 AM (GMT -7)   
 
I so understand how you feel as I have been through the feelings so often but I do not get the chest pain.  I just feel so tense like I am going to jump out of my skin.  Sometimes letting the tears flow helps me feel better but then I may get stuck in the "why me" circle.  One worry leads to another so try to stay off the merry-go-round. 
 
It sounds like you did some great things over the weekend and be proud of how well you did.  You may have overstressed a bit but today is a new day and you will see your Dr. today so share your feelings and jump back on track.  You can beat these feelings.
 
Gentle Hugs to you,
 
Kitt

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   Posted 9/7/2010 12:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I know what you mean about the heart thing. When I get a panic attack sometimes my heart races, but other times it "thumps" or "pounds". It's not an especially fast heartbeat, but rather a dull, but more intense and more powerful one. It feels like my heart is on the verge of either breaking through my chest or literally exploding. I've even felt sore the next day (like I pulled a muscle). It was really scary at first, but I've come to understand that it's part of how my body responds to anxiety. I still don't like it, but I accept it. By not fighting, I find that it doesn't last as long.

If you can't find anyone to talk to, can I suggest you start writing your thoughts and feelings down? I feel guilty "bothering" people with my problems and have always been the listener, not the talker. So in addition to therapy I started journaling when I feel my anxiety come up. Even if I don't know what I "need to get out", I will just start writing. It has really helped in my case. It may not replace another person who can offer back support and/or ideas, but it's a useful tool nonetheless.

It's like we have these toxic thoughts and worries that have to come out one way or another. You can talk to another person, you can talk out loud to yourself if that helps, you can write them down, you can type them on a computer, etc. or you can push them down and wait for it to come out physically, such as in a panic attack.
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