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Date Joined May 2012
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   Posted 5/12/2012 1:16 AM (GMT -6)   
about 2 months ago i wound up in ER, the diagnosis was low ptassium (hypokalemia)... They gave me 4 potassium pills and sent me home! Followed up with my normal doctor a week later and my potassium was back up to normal levels. I still wasnt feeling right though.. so they did some blood test which showed i had low vitamin d (my vitamin d levels were at 17) so they gave me a prescription for high dose vitamin d supplements... Theyve never checked my vitamin d since...
However, I still dont feel right. There are times when i have pain in my chest (it moves around... one time it may be on the left, the next my sternum, etc), Ive been having headaches off and on, my pulse has been fast and there is times when i have this one quick thump in my chest and other times when it feels like a rumbling in my chest like what you get in your stomach when your hungry. Then theres times that i get this other feeling in my left chest and sometimes my whole chest (i dont quite know how to explain it) kinda like when your leg falls asleep and it feels kinda numb or weak...
Ive went to the ER several times cause it has me paranoid... They keep telling me its anxiety, they dont understand that the anxiety is caused from my paranoia over the symptoms... Theyve done blood work, x rays and EKGs which show its not my heart... They finally did the holter monitor 2 weeks ago but have yet to hear test results.. sometimes the pain in my chest will go up my neck, down my arm, and thru to my back. My blood pressure is fine but pulse has been kinda high... i feel kinda weak sometimes and there are days i have no appetite and no thirst where i have to force myself to eat and drink a lil something.. I have noticed alot of the times when I have the chest pains im also belching alot and passing gas!
What is going on with me? Can anybody help me? Is this something to do with my heart or something else? Im a mom to 6 young kids who need me, Im scared to death im trying to have a heart attack, stroke or more. Please help!

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 5/12/2012 3:38 PM (GMT -6)   

Everyone has an irregular heartbeat. Something triggers our awareness. Perhaps our personality is extra sensitive. Stress is most often mentioned as the trigger.  Chronic stress may increase our sensitivity to an irregular heartbeat. Whatever the cause if you've been checked out medically and your Dr. has told you that you are OK then the problem is probably  not physical. It does not mean you've got an emotional problem, it just may mean that you need to talk with someone, consider what they tell you as seriously as you can, and be patient.

We have a great Anxiety and Panic Forum and often have members with the sx similiar to yours.  Do feel comfortable in joining that forum also.

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