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Megan
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   Posted 11/12/2017 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey all. So I was diagnosed with mild left ventricular hypertrophy back in June. I've been doing okay since. But lately, my anxiety has gotten the worst of me. My skipped beats are more often, in terrified to work out because I'm afraid I'm going to fall over dead from a heart attack. I'm only 29. Do any of you guys have this? I'm so scared

straydog
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   Posted 11/12/2017 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Megan & welcome to the forum. I am not sure how much you know about your situation but I urge you to educate yourself. Knowledge is powerful & it will help you realize you are going to be ok. Go to the MayoClinic.com & type this in & read. I like sites like the Mayo Clinic because the information is correct. The net has a lot of bad information out there.

So once you saw the dr what did he explain to you. This is a common condition & there are plenty of people walking around with it & have no idea. Eating a good diet & exercise is the main thing for you to live a long healthy & productive life.

Get the anxiety under control. It is not your friend at all. Listen to your dr & trust what he has told you, he is the expert. Your anxiety is more of an issue than your condition is.

Take care.
Susie
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Megan
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   Posted 11/12/2017 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your reply! My dad had a massive heart attack back in April, which caused my anxiety to spiril, and of course it was all heart anxiety. I went to my dr and had a physical. She always said there was nothing wrong, but ordered a stress and echo for my piece of mind. I went to a cardiologist after my diagnoses, and he didn't seem conceded at all, and said I was healthy and had no restrictions. I have looked up some stuff, and of course everything I read tells me basically I'm a walking time bomb. UGH

straydog
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   Posted 11/12/2017 1:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Megan, I understand why you are struggling losing your dad. I too lost my dad to a massive heart attack. He had a triple bypass, replaced his aortic heart valve & went into kidney failure. Kidney failure was at the time of the surgery & he started dialysis which was working. He had a lengthy hospital stay & inpatient rehab for several weeks. He had finally turned the corner & was doing fabulous & had some kidney function to return. He passed the day before he was to go home. Lots of issues.

You have been told by two drs you have nothing to worry about. They would not risk their license to lie to a patient. Your condition was there before you were dx’d, think about it. I urge you to stay away from Dr Google, he is never right. Mild is your key word you will not kill over dead & you are not a walking time bomb. Just understand this, had it not been for the dr trying to ease your mind you would have never known. This is why the drs have no reason to be concerned, neither should you.

Take care.
Susie
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theHTreturns...
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   Posted 11/12/2017 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   
i had a double by-pass..and i am still kicking. susie is spot on, you in the clear. mine smoking and diabetes. no more dr.google. check out the anxiety forum as well. some tips there.

Megan
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   Posted 11/13/2017 12:33 PM (GMT -6)   
What drives me crazy the most, is the fact that people who have died suddlently from cardiac arrest, probably didn't spend their days worrying about it like I do. Here I am wasting every waking moment freaking out that if I do any kind of activity, I'm just going to die. I need to change my train of thought. Enough is enough!!

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 11/13/2017 8:36 PM (GMT -6)   
this is sounding like health anxiety. a real condition. distraction is key. positive mantras to read each day.
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