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i have other people saying this not anxiety it has to be something wrong causing all this now im worried and thinking about it.

Johnnie1234
Johnnie1234

My pulse in my neck keep going really fast i keep thinking this is going to lead to a stroke or heart attack because my neck feels like its getting tite and pulse going fast like i have a blocked artery in my neck or something with that it makes my hesrt accerlrstes fast its like my body gcant relax and my heart and pulse cant be calm its like something controling it when i get up my neck and pulse it goes super fast then after a while it calms down and i try to relax by breathing in and out but still it keeps happening like something has to be wrong that its causing all this i really dont wanna die im

young still but people saying it cant be anxiety something has to be wrong eather with my pulse heart or something in my body thats causing it also my nerves it could be but its getting worst like im sick of it and its stressful.

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Could be A fib but lets disect this really quickly when did this start? Has this happened before? Can you check your pulse for me? For 30 seconds count your pulse as best as you can once 30 seconds passes take the nunebr you get and multiply by 2 next thing is lay down and do your deep breathing I want you to count to 3 as you inhale through your nose then count to 4 as you exhale out your mouth do all this as you lay down but you want to be checking your carotid artery pulse which is located in your neck) do the breathing for 5 minutes atleast and then come and reply

its been 9months feeling all bunch of sympthoms in my body im going to name it Heart racing , pulse going fast and sometimes beating hard , mucle twiches all over my body , feeling like i cant breath sometimes pain in my chest sometimes not all the time its like a feeling i get that eveeything in my body just wanna speed up on me so i cant start panicking and my heart even when im in places or drinking at times with some friends having fun sometimes i think something wrong with my body because i was never like this before after a bad experince with weed after that one day i been having a bunch of things i never had before so its crazy its like everything accelerating docters say im fine cardiologist aswell but th sympthoms is all the time mostly everyday.

You have GAD generalized anxiety disorder everything you described is a symptom of anxiety i used to smoke weed too and it always gave me anxiety after the "high" wore off you had a bad experience or a bad batch of pot which caused you to have anxiety your cardiologist said you are good then trust in him your heart isnt going to explode nor will it stop due to anxiety just please relax dothe breathing technique above just 3 seconds in 4 seconds out nice slow breathes this will help your body relax i want you to go on youtube and type in "marconi union WEIGHTLESS) this song will help you relax and your heart will actually follow the beat of the songtake magnesium supplements goto the store get some lavender essential oil or HOLY BASIL and those will help you relax google anxiety and get familiar with how natural it is and you will soon find ways to cope that will help you as some techniques work better for others while some dont work at all just research and find what works for you there are tons of different pressure points to look into i know one is right inbetween the thumb on both hands pinch them for a good 10 seconds and it should send signals to your brain to help calm down this one doesnt work for everyone so dont get discouraged

yeah the problem is why does it keep doing that mostly everyday the sympthoms if its nothing wrong.

Agora1
Agora1 in reply to Johnnie1234

Hi Johnnie, it keeps doing it everyday because it isn't a medical issue. If it were, something would have shown up in all your tests or the medical issue itself would have surfaced by now.

This is how anxiety takes control of our mind. By continually throwing symptoms at us, it makes us think we must be sick. The doctors have got to be missing something. And around and around we go with that thought which just ends up fanning the existing fire in our mind.

Now we can either take medication to numb those fears and feelings or we can learn everything we can about Anxiety and how it affects both the Mind and the Body. Accepting, truly accepting this as anxiety can make a difference by breaking that cycle of fear. Once you no longer fear than the symptoms have nothing to work with and will dissipate.

Nine months of living like this is a long time Johnnie but unless something changes it can and will go on for years. You don't want that.

kevoreally
kevoreally in reply to Agora1

This is what i go through because i didnt ACCEPT i constantly fought and feared and stayed away from trying to resolve anything

Agora1
Agora1 in reply to kevoreally

kevoreally, I did exactly the same thing. I was like Johnnie as well as many others on the forum. Crying for help but not believing the doctors. Wanting something to take away the anxiety, but too afraid to take the medication. Afraid of hearing a bad diagnosis but not believing that anxiety was the diagnosis.

And so I went round and round until 30 years of my life went by trying to figure out what was wrong. Only when I accepted it as anxiety did the symptoms fade away. That was a long, hard way to learn.

kevoreally
kevoreally in reply to Agora1

Yeah im 23 and trying hard to ger passed my own anxiety but fighting the fear to get out of my comfort zones when the physical symptoms are so surreal its a bit of a challenge /:

Agora1
Agora1 in reply to kevoreally

kevoreally, you are wise beyond your years and because of that you will make it through. You seem to have a good handle and understanding as well as acceptance that it is anxiety. Take those little steps out of your comfort zone, it will pay off. Have a good day kev....

kevoreally
kevoreally in reply to Agora1

You as well pm me as many tips as you know maybe I have more that you didnt know were relief tips or something or to just simply chat i suppose haha

Johnnie1234
Johnnie1234 in reply to Agora1

yeah its just makes me not make do ehat i wanna doo and succeed in life because this is stoping me im trying live my life and finish school and workmaswell but its like this is stop me because of all these physical sympthoms.

Agora1
Agora1 in reply to Johnnie1234

I totally understand Johnnie. I had to give up something I loved to do in life because of anxiety. It's robbed me of many things in my life. It saddens me when someone as young as you who has so much ahead of him, is stopped by this monster anxiety.

You can't stay stuck anymore, time is going by fast. You have to have a plan as to how to go forward. Either be placed on medication and take it or stay the way you are until anxiety runs it's course (if it ever does). Having a plan whether negative or positive is in it's own way a way to reduce the anxiety.

I'd pick the positive way, wouldn't you??

Elizabeth04
Elizabeth04 in reply to Agora1

I agree X

i still feel it a bitt

Great advice Kev. It may help, so I'll add a little bit of info about my own woes. I went through a period of stress and anxiety, convinced I had heart issues. I'd been to the docs and A&E several times about it but they kept reassuring me I was fine. In my case I got myself a fitbit (for getting healthier) but it had unthought of benefits to me. I realised that my heart rate (pulse) never went above 80 even when I thought my heart was racing (even when exercising it can get to 120 but still feels less severe than during anxiety attacks). That in itself was reassurance that it was anxiety I had, and nothing more sinister (I have been told that the pulse would likely be around 200 and your body temperature would also go up when you have a heart attack). I learned to calm myself by looking at that pulse figure. As an endnote, I have since found out that I have a number of food intolersnces and some of these episodes of pounding heart, made then worse by anxiety about it, was triggered after eating certain foods. Johnnie, you mention that you'd get it randomly while out drinking with friends. Try and monitor/take note when your heart starts pounding most. Is it after eating or drinking certain foods? It can be immediately after or up to a few hours after. Anything with wheat/gluten does it to me (beer contains gluten by the way)! Anyway, just a thought and something to consider.

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