Post Edited By Moderator (Howlyncat) : 11/8/2006 7:28:15 AM (GMT-7)
I don't know if this helps any, but I read somewhere that there was a study of people with high blood pressure. Something about people would try to save on medication costs and only take the pills when they thought their BP was high. But the study showed the people couldn't accurately guess whether their BP was in a high or normal range.
I think of that, because sometimes I think my heart is doing something weird, but how would I really know that?
I started taking Lexapro because the chest pain I was having literally hurt and I was just sick of it. It wasn't even that I was worrying about it. (Though I was worrying a lot about my job security and related issues.) It just hurt and made me want to curl up in bed. I figured since I jog and never have had a heart attack while jogging, that it must not be real heart disease. (And I have had all the tests that show my heart is fine.)
I think there are a lot of good forms of aerobic exercise out there that will get your heart pumping in a good way -- and when you get it working like that, maybe you will have more faith in your physical health. Try exercise classes or bike riding or whatever... just a thought.