I am male and have quite a low BMI due to Caloric Restriction With Optimal Nutrition, if you look at my website on the link in my signature at the bottom of this post you can see details about
me on my site.
Vitamin C had an almost immediate impact on anxiety and stress symptoms. In studies it have shown to totally blunt the rise in cortisol and adrenaline which can cause palpitations. Fish oil may take a little longer to have an effect but you should be getting omega 3 anyway, regardless of whether you have symptoms or not. Actually I couldn't believe it when I had no palpitations for a whole month! then I had a few for a couple days, but on those days I ran out of Vitamin C and I could feel adrenaline rushes again, which I knew would cause palpitations. Another thing that has been a big help is getting a job, I stayed in the house way too much and never got out a lot. I wasn't scared of going out or anything, but everyone else was in work, and I just had too much time to think about
my symptoms rather than keeping busy with something. I don't really like to take any medications so I try to stay away from them, my doctor asked me about
6 months ago about
beta blockers but I declined, with good reason I thought because my blood pressure and pulse is really low due to CR and I don't want it going lower!
I've always had short periods of anxiety since I was about
8 years old, and a lot of my family has it, I think its learned behaviour
. But you can overcome it, I'll list a few things that I did all at once:
Vitamin C 3000mg a day
Omega 3 2800mg DHA/EPA
Power Yoga 60 minutes a day
The palpitations did cause me excessive amount of anxiety, to the point of almost being depressed I think, but I just pulled myself together and thought this can't go on, I'm doing this to myself. So then I just tried to do lots of different things about
it and it seemed to work. You can get vitamin C and omega 3 for real cheap, please try it and give it some time. I've also never really had chest pain along with palpitations, but have had pains in my chest, which was likely indigestion and didn't bother me... plus havent had it for over a year now anyway. I did also become very sensitive to things like caffeine, something I could tolerate very well before, but even caffeine doesn't cause palps no more.
I would really like to hear if those suggestions help at all.
Eating a healthy diet is also very important is helping with the effects of stress/anxiety.
CR Blood results http://www.matthewlake.plus.com/results.htm
Blood Pressure = 90/60
Total Cholesterol = 109mg (2.8)
HDL cholesterol = 39mg/dl
LDL cholesterol = 58mg/dl
Triglycerides = 53mg/dl