I'm glad that I found
this website, especially this morning. It seems that most evenings I have the
heart "flip-flop" and it gets worse as bedtime approaches. I have
chronic insomnia and I think I'm having panic attacks because I'm afraid I'll
lie awake all night (again). I've been to psychiatrists, sleep doctors and my
primary care physician, but they don't seem to understand how HARD it is for me
to sleep and as I try to go to sleep my heart is "flipping and
flopping" which makes it doubly hard to falling asleep. Now the
"flip-flop" is happening during the day but only when I am sitting.
I'm sure they are anxiety attacks. I have had my heart checked out in every way
- even a sonogram of my heart! I am perfectly healthy but the
"flip-flops" feel awful. The psychiatrist gave me some Lorazepam but
it has stopped helping. I'm glad I found these postings….. Now I know I'm not
going to die!
Thanks for being
I know what
you mean about having that awful feeling in your chest and the doctor’s tell
you it's only anxiety and stress. After reading some of the posts I was waiting
to leave for an appointment that I was dreading. My chest was really “flip-flopping”
and I felt BAD, so I decided to take a Lorazepan (2mg) (for anxiety) that a
doctor had given me but I wasn’t taking. Within 20 minutes the awful feeling in
my chest completely went away! I guess I do have anxiety….. When I told my
husband about this he said that I worry about things ALL the time. I still find
it hard to believe that such an awful feeling in my chest is caused by anxiety.
Thanks, Jessiepooh –
The ONLY thing I drink
is decaffeinated, tea sweetened with Aspertame. I'm going to try to switch to
water for a while and see if that helps.
Thanks for the idea!