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Neurogurl
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   Posted 2/6/2007 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Guys, I was at the cardiologis today and he said I have an arrythmia. I am so scared. I've never had this before and just developed it now. I am 25. The doctor didn't seem concerned at all. He said it was an extra heartbeat and could be stress/anxiety related. Is this true? Could it ever go away??

AnnieInOz
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   Posted 2/6/2007 2:57 PM (GMT -7)   
What did he recommend?  To reduce anxiety?  To talk to someone about helping the anxiety?   Maybe someone will come along that understands.  Did he offer any type of meds?  

Neurogurl
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   Posted 2/6/2007 4:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, he recommended cognitive behaviour. And maybe some anxiety med as needed. Does anyone know if anxiety can cause this since he didn't seem concerned at all

els
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   Posted 2/8/2007 5:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey neuro, Arrhythmias are pretty common in most people...some dont even know that they are having them.  It may be all the extra anxiety that your having...I dont know but I have pulled up some info for you from the AHA... :-)    http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=10845

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Hopes
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   Posted 2/8/2007 11:27 AM (GMT -7)   
These extra beats are nothing to worry about and they can definately be from anxiety. Doctors don't lie to us. It is not in their best interest to tell you that nothing is wrong when they know that something is wrong. In fact that is where big, fat law suits come in and they lose their medical license. The more you obsess or worry about these beats, the more you will feel and the more you will have. I think that Cognitve Behavior Therapy sounds like a terrific idea. Good Luck!

Neurogurl
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   Posted 2/8/2007 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much you guys!!

AnnieInOz
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   Posted 2/9/2007 4:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hope that eases some worries, Neurogirl.   I suffered from panic attacks years ago...and can still have them.   I used cognitive therapy many many times.   I have flown in airplanes, been in huge buildings (one scary thing for me) and lived life.  I never underestimate anxiety.  Maybe you already have some action plan to ease your mind.  Do you have a therapist?  I take anxiety meds for sleeping problems.  Good luck with this.
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