Hey, im 18 years old and ill be heading off to college soon. I hope this is the right place, finding an online place to ask questions about things such as this is hard to find...anyways, For years now I have been able to increase my heart rate at will. Not by running, or doing stressful activities, and not by thinking about something that would cause excitement or fear, or something along those lines...
It is a very strange sensation and hard for me to explain. Regardless as I have said I have been able to do this for years and I am still alive, so it doesnt appear to be anything bad, lol. I guess everyone has heard of people that can slow down their heart rates, even to the point of "Stopping" causing them to appear dead, which is cool in itself, but I have never heard of anyone speeding up there heart rate at will.
I do occasionally get horrible chest pain s though. They last for about an hour to and hour and a half. They are sharp pains usually in the right side of my chest...the best way I could describe it is that it feels like theres someone in there with a knife trying to dig there way out, haha it is not very pleasant, but i guess you get use to it after a few years of it, heh. Anywayz I usually get an "Attack" once every couple of months, and they are an extreme nuissance, I had one just a few months ago during first period of my study hall (im in highschool now).
My father is an anesthiologist and claims that it was just skeletal muscle spams, which was never would it felt like. That sounds to me like something that would happen during puberty when the body is getting significant boosts in size and mass and all that stuff, but im well past the obvious growth spurts and whatnot. And now that I still have them, he says that he will let me go see a doctor, but last time he said that too and kinda forgot, he doesnt think its anything serious, and I guess i dont either, or else i would probably be dead by now.
But anywayz I was just wondering if anyone here had any insightful information that could clue me in on what the heck is going on. Its a nuissance, and just plain wierd. Whether me making my heart beat faster and my pains have a relationship, i dont know, i dont think so because the pains are to the right of my heart.
Oh yeah, since we are talking about my chest, I guess it would also be helpful to say that I am a guy. I guess anatomy would definately affect certain pains and what causes them. Anywayz, thanks for reading! and I hope everyone has a good summer