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celle
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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 4/20/2007 5:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi.  I am new here.  I joined healing well because I have Chrone's disease - 25 years.  I am sure I am having anxiety attacks.  I had palpatations 4 years ago - I had a physical, heart monitor , ekg, ultrasound, etc. - perfect heart.  I had an anxiety attack in November - during a remicade infusion - scared of all the side effects.  I was given meds in my iv.  Since, I have been able to control with exercise.  Now, for the past 3/4 weeks, I am having palpatations at night or when I am laying on the couch watching tv.  I have become obsessed with trying to see if my heart is racing.  Now, when I go to sleep, I am having rapid heartbeat.  I wake up in the middle of the night with a racing heart.  I know I am in good health, but am not sure what to do.  I take warm baths before bed, and take zanax (doctor prescribed in November)- after I lie awake trying to breathe myself calm.  I feel so tired the next day after xanax.  I feel like a hypochondriac.  I run, walk and excercise everyday - so I know my heart is fine, but that doesn't stop my thoughts of something is not right.  Should I go to the doctor for daily anxiety meds?  I know I am not as bad as others. but I feel like I have no control. I don't like to go to bed, and don't want to watch tv or be quiet, because then I hear my heart race (or I am making it that way).  Any suggestions.  eyes

greydays
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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 4/20/2007 5:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I went through this as well when I first starting having anxiety attacks...actually I would throw myself into an anxiety attack just thinking that my heart was beating to fast. It will controll you if you let it. I have been on zoloft for about 8 weeks now and it has been a life saver! I am starting to feel normal again. The only advise I can give is try to change your thought pattern. I am also in therapy, and she says that is one of the most important things. How you do that...well im not that far yet...lol

Stephanie

djdaz_1985
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   Posted 4/20/2007 11:03 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi there,

It sounds enough like anxiety to see a doctor IMO. Palputations and increased heart rate are both classic symptoms that many people with anxiety suffer from. I certainly would not worry about sounding like a hypocondriac if/when you see the doctor; the more information they have about how you feel etc the better their dx will be. I find so many times that people don't see doctors because they think its something of nothing when really they know deep down that there is something amiss.

Let us know how you get on. We are all here to help and support. (And trust me, there are lots of us!)

Darren


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celle
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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 4/20/2007 1:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the support.  I went to the doctor today.  I had an ekg-all fine -and am going on a heart monitor next week.  I am also having blood taken to check thyroid. After all that has been ruled out, I am sure he will say it is anxiety.  My heart was beating sooo fast in the doctors' office.  I am quite relaxed now tho.  ThaNKS! 

djdaz_1985
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   Posted 4/20/2007 2:21 PM (GMT -7)   

Im glad that things are moving forward and that you sound so positive about it! Hopefully it wont be long now before you get a dx.

All the best

Darren


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