After my mom died, my heart skipped beats for two years straight...especially when I sat down to relax. I had three ekg's and they saw the missed beats but I had a normal sinus rythm. I know how expaserating it can be. My son, who has anxiety disorder also, experiences it all the time. I was told to exercise to burn off the extra adrenalin. I also could have gone on a beta blocker but decided not too because they said it would lower my blood pressure, which is already low. Now that I know for a fact that it's not dangerous I just try to ignore it. It will go away, Aries...I promise you. Of all my symptoms it is the most disturbing because it is 'in my face'. But I have gone for months and months at a time without it happening. One suggestion is when you go to bed, don't sleep on the side where your heart is on the mattress. You won't feel it as much. And watch the caffeine intake.
Please don't worry...you will be fine.
Post Edited (vestabula) : 5/12/2009 7:27:12 PM (GMT-6)
Hugs to you as I know how scary these arrhythmias can be. (((((((((((((((Hugs)))))))))))))))
I am just going to post some advice that I know you have heard before but as a gentle reminder................. Heart palpitations can be caused by anxiety, stress, fear and many other things.
Reducing stress and anxiety can help lessen your heart palpitations. Try breathing exercises or deep relaxation (a step-by-step process of tensing and then relaxing every muscle group in your body) at the time of your heartbeat sensations. Also, consider practicing yoga or tai chi on a regular basis to reduce the frequency of your palpitations.
Keep a record of how often you have palpitations, when they happen, how long they last, your heart rate at the time of the palpitations, and what you are feeling at the time. This information may help your doctor figure out both their seriousness and the cause.
Once a serious cause has been ruled out by your doctor, try NOT to pay attention to heart palpitations, unless you notice a sudden increase or a change in them.
Most of all know that we are all here and we care for you so talk to us as often as you want.
My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to.
What is your Ativan dose and how often are you using it if I may ask? I have never beend bothered by any of the meds as far as being sleepy but I have a high tolerance to all these meds and don't usually get sleep from them.
Wish I would have. I had to many sleepless and anxious nights.
Hugs at you