New to the forum & new to anxiety!
I've been suffering for about 4 months now and it's always worse at night or when I'm tired. When my mind is ticking over during the day I'm fine because I'm distracted, but then I'll chill out or go to bed and BANG.
All of the focus is on my heart, constantly telling myself I'm gonna have a heart attack, I will also get sudden thumps on my heart beat, even when I lie down I can hear my heart beating in my chest, which is the most distracting thing when I'm trying to go to sleep.
Meditation used to help me, but then my panic got to a level where I couldn't relax and close my eyes and breathe for a few minutes without a horrible feeling of 'impending doom'. (I swear I've convinced myself I've died atleast 1000 times over the course of a few months).
Is it normal to be this aware of your heart beat? And are the palpitations a normal part of anxiety? I have had an ECG and everything was reported as normal, but that doesn't take the fear away.
Does anyone else experience similar symptoms? Would be nice to know I'm not alone in this crazy shit house of a world!