Hi there, I am new here and was wondering if anyone can give me some advice re the below.
I am 43 male diabetic (sine I was 5) and last April I was diagnosed with the acute coronary disease. I had two stents done. The consultant said that it was a warning and I was allowed to return to work and drive after a week. My consultant does not want to describe it as “heart attack” as it is so broad description and does not describe my condition properly. I did a rehab and after 3 months I was allowed to return, gradually, to play football again.
However, I always suffered from anxiety and over the last 2-3 months it has been getting worse (I am seeking help for this). It got to the point that I think about my heart 24/7 and checking my apple watch few time an hour. In addition, my blood pressure meter (Omron Evolve) showed 3-4 times an irregular heartbeat sign (even though the readings where pretty good below 130/90 and pulse around 66 and I did not have any symptoms, I know of, which would suggest that I have irregular heartbeats). That really scared me and now I am so anxious that it feels like there is always something wrong going on. I did email my cardiologist (after the first time it happened) and the response I got was that I would be put on 24 hrs blood pressure monitor to “reassure me” that there is nothing wrong (I have not had a response to when I informed about the other times yet).
Has anyone been through the similar experience and can share some advice, please? I would much appreciate it. Thank you