Posted 1/19/2021 12:31 PM (GMT -7)
It's good that you’re writing in.
You said, “I can hear my heart beating in my ear,” under that title in the search engine, Health.harvard.edu says:
“A. What (the patient who wrote into the Harvard website) describe(s) sounds like pulsatile tinnitus (pronounced TIN-nih-tus or tin-NITE-us). It is a type of rhythmic thumping, pulsing, throbbing, or whooshing only you can hear that is often in time with the heartbeat.
"Most people with pulsatile tinnitus hear the sound in one ear, though some hear it in both. The sound is the result of turbulent flow in blood vessels in the neck or head. The most common causes of pulsatile tinnitus include the following:
(included) high blood pressure
What is your blood pressure? Net says normal is below 120 (top number) and below 80.
Elevated is 120-129 and below 80.
High is 130-139 and 80-89.
Things which can make tinnitus (ear condition) worse are:
Alcohol, caffeine, sugar, nicotine, loud noise. Because I have tinnitus (ringing in the ears), I know those things can make it worse and from seeing that on the net.
Again, the website said it’s usually heard in one ear, and you said, “One morning last week I woke up hearing my heartbeat in my left ear”
You said, “I have been having chest pain for a couple of weeks now on and off. Yes I went to dr. But she said it’s from my anxiety tensing up my chest walls and stress can cause it too. So my question is for those who have had a heart attack. How can I tel the difference between heart attack or just stress pain ????”
I have chest pain from time to time, the last time about a month ago, and when it gets bad enough, I just go to the ER. I’ve done that 4 or 5 times and they test me and then tell me I’m OK.
But what Health.harvard.edu says is:
Heart attack: sensation of pain, or of pressure, tightness, squeezing, or burning; the gradual onset of pain over the course of a few minutes; pain that extends to the left arm, neck, jaw, or back; pain or pressure that appears during or after physical exertion or emotional stress or while you are at rest.
Symptoms that are less likely to be heart attack include: sharp or knifelike pain brought on by breathing or coughing; sudden stabbing pain that lasts only a few seconds; pain clearly on one side or another; pain confined to one small spot; pain that lasts for many hours or days without any other symptoms; pain reproduced by pressing on the chest or with body movement.
You said, “I am in stressful situation my anxiety is through the roof.”
I, also, think that is what causes a lot of my chest pain.
You said, “No I’m very negative person and always think the worst. I have always been like this. Tim tam I feel so scared and alone even though I’m married with children.”
This website stresses positive thinking as part of the healing process. They call it CBT (Cerebral Behavior Therapy).
I’ve found that positive thinking helps me tremendously after having come across a column on being positive before you go into a problem that you can solve it. This sets you unconscious to looking for victory, rather than defeat, which is the way we were raised.
So, it's not just a mystical way of thinking, including when you have an illness, that you're going to a speedy recovery. It sets your mind to looking for ways to solve the problem, including when you're trying to recovered from a medical situation.
Were you raised in a negative household?
Medicalnewstoday.com says one of the possible side-effects of Escitalopram
is racing heartbeat, high or low b/p.
Do you have a psychiatrist? When do you see them next? How long have you been on Escitalopram?