Hi guys, so here's my story
. A friday night in July 2012 it kicked off quite badly, I was at the movies with a friend when the palpitations got really bad, very anxious and restless watching from around half way through, earlier in the night I'd drank two cups of coffee which wasn't usual, and of course no dinner, felt uneasy on the walk from the movie and very thirsty, like I needed a sugary drink, so of course grabbed a coke, about an hour later my heart was racing, tried to sleep, no hope went for a walk, heart pumping out of my chest and started to feel pins and needles in my right hand side, arm, foot etc. rang.my friend and went to casualty, 6 hours later after ECG all ok, down to caffeine and stress (my gran passed away two weeks earlier) since then a whiff of caffeine kicks me off, can't drink anything with. Saw the doctor, advised on short term meds, to regulate heart beat, fine whilst on meds one month.
Christmas Eve same thing again, only chest felt like being crushed, couldn't breath etc. the doctor told me about yoga exercises which I tried to do the beginners Nz course on YouTube, and has made me more aware of my breathing; in general! The breath process is something we take for granted but controlled by of thoughts?
Something that an anxiety reacts too, the breath. I remember from watching tv that the first thing a child learns is to breath, (the underwater birth) and when stressed they breath deeply, which I've noticed myself missing, as my thoughts are taking over my owns body's performance... Breathing is more important than thought of course but sometimes not out, 1st priority, anyway I've been doing it at home and am thinking, as I do too much, about joining a class, seems to help a little so if I increase the sessions, maybe it will help a lot :-).
I've just took a week off work to relax and have been more dedicated to a routine of breathing/yoga exercises, which have helped only problem is am back at work, stressed again and up at 5.30 typing this! I'm determined to beat this and, learning good eating patterns, fresh food, and no alcohol. I don't know if this analogy is worth a thought, but our body's are like trees, the rings in out skeleton are made up from our life, throughout time, so deposits of our consumption are in our body's hence emotional attachment from history, to food, drink, treats are all in our system.
Our body's crave what it hasn't got and to much I'm sure leads to a reaction of chemicals, we are supposed to be 66% water?! I can't crave something I've not tasted, as my body doesn't know what it is, right? Hence time to take control. I don't want to be on medication all my life and I'm convinced that if my body's learnt or adapted to this state, I need a way to reprogramme it, and I'm on the search....
Peace and inner happiness