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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 12/28/2006 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys....I am always worried that my heart is going to just stop out of no where. Is this possible. I am always feeling my chest to make sure my heart is beating. Sound sill I know and I am obsessing over it. I am 25 years old and I have a pfo. Im just so scared that my heart will just waiting for it. Almost every 15 minutes I have to feel my heart to make sure its beating. this is it???

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Date Joined Oct 2005
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   Posted 12/29/2006 5:31 AM (GMT -6)   
It isnt crazy at actually sounds alot like anxiety which is common when we are dealing with issues like these.  You can talk to your doctor about this and see if they would put you on a medication to help with this. 

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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 12/29/2006 10:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi! More people than you realize do the same thing. So you are not alone in your anxiety, but you have got to acknowledge that it is not a healthy thing for you to do. It is controlling your life and keeping you from really enjoying life to the fullest.
Meds might help. However I would like to suggest some therapy to go along with those meds. Therapy could help you face life without so much fear and anxiety and might just help you not need those meds after awhile.
Think about making this your New Year's Resolution for a stronger, healthier, happier you in 2007!

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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 1/1/2007 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
:-)  i will just add to the other ladies by saying  we all took awhile to come to terms with our heart issues,  you are young and will be fine,, you would not beleive some of the stories these ladies have, once i read their posts i calmed down alot, they have survived much worse and live good lives,  i had to start on antidepressants and an anti anxiety med   i am so okay with it,  better than being anxiety  ridden  Happy New YEar to you  It will be okay. stay on thsi site and keep reading, i think it will help alot, and iof the chat does get organized get to it, it is a great place to get immediate answers to any problems you have,  hope Els can pull it together  bye for now

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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 257
   Posted 1/1/2007 6:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Neurogurl: I worked codes at a hospital & saw more than my share of death. I learned my most valuable lesson on life from the oncology wing at the hosp where I worked. The closer someone got to death, the more peaceful & thankful they were for not the big things in life, but the little things. Like sitting next to a loved one, holding hands w/out even saying a word. Some like just the everyday things from home (reading the newspaper, having a cup of coffee, & just small chit chat from the medical personnel. I think that sometimes we worry about what might happen that we miss the small things in life ... the things that really make us who we are. With everything that is going on w/me right now, I also constantly forget ... until the sun starts to set and everything seems to become peaceful and content. I also like to get up before everyone and just watch the sunrise. Find what gives you a break from the day & try to do it more often. I learned from research & experience w/arrythmias that the more I worried, the more frequent & worse they became. They aren't deadly, just a pain in the behind (like being trapped in an elevator on your way to lunch)! Good luck!
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