Hello and thanks for the add.
I'm a 50 year female mom of three grown children. I was diagnosed with PTSD due to abuse from the age of 5 to 13.
I've been suffering with this terrible heart anxiety for years now. It's to the point where I have NO quality of life. I'm doing the best I can to just function. AND--I just had a ECG in December that my Cardio Doc said was normal. All the test's he's been running since 2015 have been normal.
The newest problem now is this--- I take my heart rate with an app on my iPhone. Here's the problem--My heart rate shows normal, however, it will go up and down a few beats--one second it shows 66 then it will go up to 67 or 68 and then go back down to 66, or sometimes it go to 65.
I took it a step further and checked my pulse on my wrist, and I can feel it when it fluctuates. It's freaking me out!!!
I'm so scared to go to the ER because they will probably laugh me out of there, but this is really bothering me and has been for several weeks now. In the past two years, I can't tell you how many times I've been to the ER. They run the tests, sometimes I have PAC or PVC's, they tell to see my Cardio Doc and send me home.
I'm so tired of this.
And I almost forgot-- I had a Endoscopy done in December that came back as with my esophagus kind of red and irritated and hiatal hernia because I've had horrible acid reflux for several years now. Well, I developed a pain that will hit me right in the center of my chest, and it's horrifying! It feels like an electric pinch or zap. It only lasts for a second or so. It may happen two or three more times then go away. But then may happen a few times the next day. This may go on for two or three days. It puts me in bed. Someone told me that it could be my esophagus spasming. But I googled it and now I'm terrified that I'm having a coronary artery spasm. I CAN'T WIN!!
I'm sorry this was so long and I know I sound crazy. I just want to be happy and live the rest of my life....and take a flipping vacation somewhere. I won't leave town because I need to be close to a hospital!!
This cannot possibly be the rest of my life!!!!
Post Edited (txfishergal1) : 2/1/2018 5:32:36 PM (GMT-7)