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panicy one
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   Posted 11/27/2006 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
hello everyone I was just wondering if anybody is aware of their heart beating it is not fast or off beat but I feel it beating and then I get scared then it goes fast.And also do we as anxiety suffers always ask other people if the ever had that symtom hoping they would say yes and make you feel better but when the don't it makes you worrie even more. I am one who notices everything and I always make it out to be something terrible.
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   Posted 11/27/2006 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had this symptom. It comes and goes on how bad it gets. But I have notice it always goes away after a little while, So when my heart starts beating fast , I try to lay down and put a cool cloth on my head and breath. While in my mind I am telling myself give it will calm down in a few mins dont panic. And sure enough it always does.
I am sorry to hear you are going threw this cause it can be the pits!!!
Hope you feel better!


panicy one
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   Posted 11/27/2006 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you it makes me feel better but the feeling is awful and it sometime its puts me into a panic attack one thing is if I distract myself I dont really notice it Do you think if I was something else I would always feel it even when busy?I had a ekg and blood tests and they said it was fine and my family doctor keeps telling me that he is not at all concerned about my heart and he has seen all the reports of the tests I have done over the years.

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   Posted 11/27/2006 8:38 PM (GMT -6)   


Rapid heartrate is one of the foremost panic/anxiety symptoms.  Distraction works great for me too.  I agree that if it goes away that easily, plus you've had some tests done, that it is the A/P.

I have a newsletter from a local hospital I received many years ago that I refer to every now and then (less often since I found this site!). I use it to reaffirm the cause of my symptoms. Here are a couple parts of the "article":

"Suddenly, you are gripped with intense fear for no reason at all. Your heart races, you palms sweat, your chest hurts. You think your're having a heart attack. You think you're dying. You're having a panic attack."

"According to the APA, a panic attack is an unprovoked surge of fear accompanied by at least four of the following symptoms: shortness of breath, a smothering sensation, dizziness or faintness, accelerated heart rate, trembling or shaking, sweating, choking, nausea or abdominal distress, feelings of detachment or unreality, chest discomfort or pain, numbness or tingling, hot flashes or chills, fear of dying, fear of going grazy or losing control."

While I usually experience the faintmess, racing heart, hot flashes and detachment, I have had all of the above symptoms in various combinations!

Re-reading the article helps remind my brain (which seems to take control during an attack) that I am having a panic attack, which then makes the relaxation, breathing, etc. more effective. It may sound silly cause we all know too well the symptoms, but seeing it in black and white during an attack or bad period (especially when it has been a long time since the last one) helps me acknowledge and get a handle on it.


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   Posted 11/28/2006 6:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Karen thanks for that great input
Rhonda I sure hope that helps
It gave me some insight as well 'Thanks again'

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