about 2 or more years ago, I started getting these super brief chest shocks. I would be crossing the street, brisk walking, and all of a sudden feel a quick little shock in my chest, no mistaking it; resonates through my whole body but it’s so brief, only lasts for a fraction of a second.
They’re not frequent, they usually occur every couple months, every couple weeks, at the randomest times, at different degrees, I can really never predict when or from what but for the most part it’s been during the morning when I’m out and about.
Usually it’ll just happen one time, on a day, a few times it’s happened twice on the same day, but I won’t feel it again for a good while.
When I first started getting them I immediately went to see my general practitioner, and also visited a cardiologist. They did everything took my pulse, blood pressure, EKG’s, ultra sound and with everything they said I looked in great shape and that there were no signs of anything.
I’m 29 (almost 30), male, and at the end of college (4 years ago) after the longest bout of all-nighters, and over caffeinating, I started having panic attacks and saw doctors and specialists…
Thankfully I have not had as many if any panic attacks since then. I am not sure what have been causing these brief “shock” feelings every now and then. I feel strong, healthy, I try to exercise regularly and moderately, keep a good diet, and as well, fairly active at work.
At first I thought it was mainly caffeine and have cut back as much as possible…I feel like it’s just that I’m aging and is a combination of lack of sleep, stress, etc.
A couple times I had these “shocks” I had taken Nature Made Sleep (natural sleep aid) the night before but am sure if that had anything to do with it, or if just lack of rest combined with activity was the culprit.
One doctor suggested that these are probably just benign and a side affect of aging and perhaps that’s all I need to get used to, that my body, all the organs are aging including the heart, but I thought posting this might be a good idea if anyone else has some insight.
It’s bewildering to not know what’s going on, if they are just random skipped beats from lack of rest or inadequate warm-up, if it’s natural, or etc. and in the back of my mind I really pray nothing’s wrong with me and would hope I not have to get a pacemaker for years to come God-willing (if that’s the only true way to tell.)