Okay.. which side of the neck does this nerve run down? I have extremely tense neck muscles, feels like bone sometimes.. and have spasms in there that make me have vertigo issues. Had one spasm while driving once that had me thinking I'd had a stroke I was so suddenly dizzy. Had one walking once and for two minutes I swear I was walking sideways. Can tense neck muscles interfere with this vagus nerve? Can it become compressed? I go see a neurologist today to look at the left side of my body, due to possible nerve compression somewhere... my left side extremities like to go to sleep on my at odd moments, and I can't raise my left arm about
shoulder without it happening.
The whole heart thing just flips me out. It's my major anxiety point. Took me a long time to figure out that the chest pain I have is reflux problems. Would send me into instant panic (I can't have "normal" heart burn pain... no burning sensation in throat.. just pain and acid taste). My dad was ill my entire life with heart problems.. he had congestive heart failure, which the docs are telling me is not an inheritable condition. So, I guess I transfer some of that, and each "heart related" blip I feel in my chest throws me back into memories of being in hospitals and calling ambulances for my father and of course, the anxiety there makes it harder and harder to deal with.
I've had these strange beats come a LOT with a movement. Like sitting forward to type, or leaning back, or reaching for something, or squatting down to pick something up. It seems like Im aggravating something (vagus nerve, maybe) that connects to the heart and lets me know it's aggravated through it???
I do not have any dizziness associated with these strange beats. Used to, but that was the instant panic over it and once I learned to control that, the dizziness stopped. No shortness of breath. No any other strange stuff going on, but the quick hard beats.
I go to the ER, they put me on a monitor and looks perfect. I've worn an holter, they saw nothing but normal sinus rhythym. They have picked up a normal sinus arrythmia on an ekg there, but doc says it is my size.. they see it a lot in kids and thin people and I'm very petite. Something about
a longer pause between beats while lying flat cuz the heart is filling with more blood or something. The ER doc said absolutely normal.
Well, that's enough rambling.. must go to neuro.
Thanks for the input!!!
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