Health anxiety

Hello everyone! I am new to this site and would like to introduce myself. My name is Lorrie and I am a 34 year old mother of 2 beautiful children. I have an amazing loving husband. You could say my life is pretty normal except for my anxiety about my health. I struggle on a day to day basis. I'm constantly thinking I'm gonna die to the point of anxiety attacks. It's mainly my heart. I fear I'm going to have a heart attack or stroke. I've had 3 EKG's and all are normal. My blood pressure has been a little high lately so of course that scares me. I try to eat healthy and be active as much as possible but I'm afraid if I get my heart rate up too much it will stop. This is running my life. I just want to feel normal again.

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  • It won't stop, of your heart it's healthy it won't stop, that's what anxiety is about you worry too much about things you don't need to worry about. I have bad anxiety and I know it's easier said than done but just think of all the athletes their heart is beating fast after running an stuff its complexity fine it will go back down after a while. You had your heart tested so that should stop you worrying.

  • Hi,

    sorry for your condition. Well, it is not a condition really. It is a situation we all anxiety lads land ourselves into.

    They say knowing that you are not the only one helps, Well if that's true, please know that you are not alone, HELL NO!.

    There is no way, anyone can change anything about the way you feel, trust me when I say this. I don't wanna go all philosophical on you, since you're new, but trust me, it's all you all the way.

    One of my friends here on HealthUnlocked named 'Taboo' said "What most of us do is that we 'Live in the head, and not in the moment'". If you manage to understand this, it will take care of most of the things that bother you.

    Now comes the part where I SUPER relate to your post.

    HEART : Healthy, declared by a cardiologist.

    ADDICTION and UNhealthy habbits : None for 6 months now. Quit smoking the day I got a HOAX heart attack. Better known as a SUPER panic attack.

    SYMPTOM(S) (Always in PLURAL)

    1. Inconsistent heart rate. (only when I go consious about it)

    2. Sometimes it feels my heart's gonna stop (I look like a fool when I check my own pulse in front of my friends)

    3. Sometimes it feels I am gonna spit it out. (worst feeling)

    4. Pain that travels and makes me think its a symptom of HEARTH ATTACK

    5. DE-PERSONALISATION/DE-REALISATION (like all the shit I mentioned above wasn't enough)

    GIVEN (Things that I do to avoid this shit from lasting)

    1. Gym

    2. Cardio

    3. Healthy high protein diet

    4. Stay busy and positive (That's what i try to do at least but fail drastically)

    All in all, its a bummer really. Have been dealing with it from a young age of 17, and am 23 now.

    Just don't let it get you.... That's all I can say...

    As I type this, I feel like I am going to run out of my beats.... It mind boggling man

    Anyway, Feel free to speak to me if that helps. I should be on this site for at least 14 hours a day.



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