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MvP, irregular heartbeat, panic attack

Hi all,

I had been diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse in 2012. And, nothing has been relaxing ever since. The problem is sometimes my heart skips a beat (or I feel it does) some time I have shortness of breath and my heart start racing. whenever I go to er nothing on ekg, nothing on holter monitor. The symptoms never showed up during tests. I am not sure whether it's an arrhythmia or panic attacks. I have had two episodes in last three days and I don't even know if it's life threatening or not. I don't know how to cope with this..... just wanted to share. Thanks for reading.

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Mine always turned out to be panic attacks. I wish you the best, do not worry, you will get through this. 😊😚🙄God bless you.

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Thanks a lot. did you ever had an episode during holter monitoring or long ekgs? thanks again for your kind words.

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My holter showed nothing and it was frustrating because i knew what i was feeling. Ekg's always look good! So I simply have to give it to God.

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Thanks for sharing. I hope it's just panic.

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We will be ok 🙄🤗😇

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Sounds like the same thing im going through except thr dr diagnos me with PVC meaning premature ventricular contractions, which my heat skip beats an race alot, as of now as im writing this post to you im here at the dr office waiting to see a cardiologist. Its a very scary feeling to feel if you have heart problems or not, but how did you hear of your condition?

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You got diagnosed because something have shown up on EKG. In my case, I never had symptoms during EKG tests. that's why I am worried about, not know what it is.

If you are asking about mitral valve prolapse, I read a lot when the symptoms started. so, when I was at cardiologists office, I was pretty sure he's going to say MVP, and he did. But the problem is with arrhythmia. it's not getting detected. MVP, in itself, is a benign condition. Some doctors don't even tell patients that they have MVP

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Well if u haven't been diagnosed u shouldn't worry

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I just found out a few months ago I have mild mitral valve prolapse. Many many people have this and 80% of the people are women. I’ve asked my cardiologist if this has caused my heart racing in the past and he said no and there really aren’t any symptoms... yet my regular doctor said yes especially during my monthly visit (which is when my anxiety peaks and I tend to become more aware of my heart beat). I used to get daily heart flutters but I increased my magnesium supplement, take fish oil and stay hydrated all day long. I also noticed that if I go long periods of not eating my blood sugar drops which can also cause palpitations. This has helped drastically. I also stopped drinking coffee and I usually don’t drink.

Also, I have had many ekgs over the last few months and they come back good. I had an echocardiogram which showed the mild mitral valve prolapse and I did a stress test which came back good. I also wore a 24hr holter. At two separate times my heart rate went up to 130. The doctor asked what I was doing and I didn’t have an answer and I didn’t even realize. One time was at midnight so I was possibly dreaming and the other was at 2:30pm so I was most likely running around with my kids. Try the things I mentioned above and give it a month to see if there is any improvment. At this point your bringing on your own anxiety because you are paying attention to every detail and making yourself nervous. We all do this at one point or another. Try to not overthink and dwell on your bodily functions. Our human bodies are not perfect and may not always run in tune. I’m certain most people have skipped a beat or had flutters at some point and never noticed. Maybe you need to take something to calm you down when you feel anxiey or panic creep up on you. You can also ask to wear an event monitor which is a little different from a regular 24 hour holter.

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Gd morning, you definitely make alot of sense. I did have palpitations and tachycardia few months ago. Check into er few and was sent home with everything ok and told me its just anxiety and to mske sure to hydrate. Few months later now smoke free and no soda, and off of beta blockers i still feel anxious sometimes. But when i keep my mind busy i do feel better from not focusing on my breathing and heart rate. Im also taking magnesium supp pill 2x daily and omega 3 fish oil and helps to calm nerves. I hoping these anxiety and little chest tightness are related to nicotine withdrawals and soon will be gone. Thx for your post where i too experience the same and i feel a little better that im not the only one that has these problems. Wishing everybody well and happiness 👍😁

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