I am a 26 year old panic sufferer that uses smokeless tobacco and drinks beer on occasion. I started having PVCs in the winter of 2000 and since have had several ekgs, two holter monitors, two echocardiograms, and one stress test. All results were negative and every doctor has told me I have nothing to worry about
. I even asked my cardiologist "SHOULD I WORRY about
MY HEART!!!". He said no, I have nothing wrong with my heart. I still continue to have chest pain, palps, PVCs, other unexplained flutters that do not seem like PVCs, shortness of breath and racing heart after meals. I do have a hiatal hernia and frequent GERD. I have started to exercise and my heart rate goes up to 165 bpm max, but quickly returns to normal within a few minutes. The exercise makes me feel good and has even slowed my resting heart rate. I still obsess about
my heart though. I get online and read about
sudden death and all of these other scary things. Can anyone reassure me here? Are the doctors seeing everything? I want to stop worrying!
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself" FDR