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Trip to the ER


Hey guys, i posted earlier this week about my left arm hurting off and on... Well today while waiting for the elevator at work I felt like my body weight doubled, my vision changed a bit it's hard to describe, and I was certain I was going to pass out. I got on the elevator went to my desired floor, and sat in a chair. My heart rate calmed down 5-10 minutes after sitting and I didn't pass out. Just to be certain I didn't almost die via heart attack or something I begrudgingly went to the hospital. I was told after ECG, blood work, and a ultrasound of my heart, that my heart is grossly normal. There isn't a single thing wrong with my heart the DR said. He advised i go to my cardiologist appointment in April just to check it with a better quality, but he said I've got the healthiest heart he looked at today. So... good news right? I don't know, I almost wanted to be told it was something, nothing major though, but I just wanted to be told oh yeah it happened because of this, take this pill and boom you'll feel like a million bucks. That didn't happen obviously, but all in all I'm thankful it all went well. I'm assuming the bout was just because of anxiety... probably a panic attack. Hope you all have a great rest of your day.

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I'm sorry you experienced that event. Like you I would have gone to the ER as well.

I'm glad that they found nothing wrong except being in a healthy state. On the other hand, I totally understand what you mean in almost wanting something they could fix and it wouldn't come back. Anxiety and panic attacks are relentless, making us not

know if it's the real thing next time or not. If it's any consolation, you are still a step

ahead of me in having had a complete heart check. It's been a long time for me and

I'm do for one. Wishing you my best. Take care.

I can understand you wanting there to be something wrong. When I was diagnosed with a mild intermittent heart condition which has only happened three times, I was relieved to find there was something physical wrong. However I have still had to work hard on the anxiety which although contributing to my heart problem is a separate entity. I find breathing exercises and mindfulness practice help a lot. Also had three sessions of therapy ( Human Givens model). Still tend to leap to ridiculous conclusions with some aches and pains. Remind myself that my thoughts are not reality just thoughts.

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