Posted 2/6/2012 12:03 PM (GMT -6)
Well, I was going to respond to this and tell you pretty much the same as Risa, but here's what I have to add. LOL!
I always say...."If in doubt, get it checked out". There's no harm in going and getting checked if you feel something's just "not right", even if it's a trip to the ER. Better to be safe than sorry. You know your body better than anyone else.
I actually made a trip to the ER in September and November, because when my anxiety and panic attacks came back (i've had them for over 25 years) they presented themselves in a different way than I was used to. So of course I immediately thought heart attack or stroke or something!
Both times I had an EKG and bloodwork and both times I was fine, the first time it showed "significant murmur" on the report they sent to my doc, but they didn't say anything, so i'm assuming they weren't concerned about it. Probably because of the panic attack because the next time I went, which was two months later, everything was fine, no murmurs.
I do have some degree of mitral valve regurgitation, haven't had an echo in 10 years so not sure if it's the same or different, so that may have caused the murmur they saw or heard. Dunno, and don't care, cause if the doc was concerned, they would've said something. LOL!
Someday i'm gonna have a nervous breakdown - I've worked for it, I've earned it, and no one is going to deprive me of it!
DX: GAD, Panic Disorder, Depression, OCD, PTSD, Fibromyalgia, PMDD, Perimenopause-----Look at me Go! LOL!
RX: Zoloft 100 mgs, Xanax .5 (2-3 times daily), Ibuprofen 800 mgs