OKay so for at least 2 1/2 + years I have had these buggers on and off. Sometimes they feel different and sometimes they seem the same. about 3 years ago I had all the tests done which showed PAC's and PVC's and sinus tachycardia(normal fast rate). So with all that said and done we attributed it to anxiety and panic. Somatization etc.... So why when a course of these comes do I still freak out and assume I for sure am going to die of some fatal arrythmia? After so many years should I go back and repeat the tests? My doc said she is not concerned unless I pass out from them etc.... I am almost 27. Otherwise healthy, I smoke (recently quit for a month) but then started up again. I do have a stressful life with kids and other drama. Just looking for advice, or similar stories anyone........?
Hi leahbeans, When I first came down with A/P my heart beat was always the first thing that hit me the hardest, just wondering it I was having a heart attack at the time and if I felt it beating faster it would stop me dead in my tracks, I think that this is one of the hardest things to get though with P/A and is very hard to to learn that your heart is just doing it's job of speeding up your heart rate in times of stress and or physical excursion and as your pdoc said it is not of a concern but you may wish to talk with her just to help you to understand it better.
I agree with Cowboy. Whenever we have a run of tachycardia or feel our heart rate change it will have a tendency to cause us to freeze. The what if's coming flooding into our mind.
If you were checked out 2 1/2 years ago you may want to visit with your physician again just for reassurance.
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