I'm on here because I've had about
10 heart 'quivers' in the last 6 hours.
Apparently these are called Premature Venctricular Contractions
. I started experiencing them 7 years ago after my mother died. Since then I experience a few a week on average. In my case, they are clearly connected to anxiety. Tonight I keep on thinking about
a horrible situation between friends, surely the cause of so many quivers occuring.
Things that I've found trigger them:
the heart quivers
My theory on why I experience heart quivers/palpitations/flutters, when other people do not: It is my body's way for unconscious anxiety to manifest. Many people tense their muscles unconsciously as a manifestation of mental tension. I've trained myself to not do this and always keep my body as relaxed as possible. So not allowing anxiety to tense my skeletal muscles, the biological/molecular mechanisms set in motion by anxiety must go elsewhere- to a muscle I don't have control over i.e. my heart.
In the biological world, anxiety is a call to action for creatures. But so much of what triggers anxiety in our modern complex world cannot be resolved by immediate physical action.
PVC's can only be serious if they are accompanoed by:
-Shortness of breath
Letting anxiety linger is a major cause of my PVC's, and probably most people too. I am going to work on expressing my feelings more and finding physical vents for them. Either that or I should just let my shoulders tense-up again!