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Weak heart muscles or anxiety

QasimRaza
QasimRaza

Hi all respected people here. Get well soon. I want to write a short. I have dont angio graphy 3 moth aho and 30 to 40 percent blockage. Subcritical CAD.

But before 2 year ago i was telling different cardiologists that i feel my heart is so weak i can not bend and do little work and lift little wait. They always said u have anxiety. At last they decided to angio graphy and now they are again saying u have anxiety issue. But i dont believe. Oximeter show low oxygen 94%. I cannot not up my both jands for more than one minture. I try with mom and go to dr he said you have anxiety.

Dear people any one of you have or had any experienced that cannot move. When you do little work your heart feel sinking and droping. Cannot dont walk little.

Do you think that drs said true that anxiety or fear doing all this. Or my muscles r really weak. My age is 40 i m single never married. Diet is fine. But when i bath or eat meal its a advanture for me always. I feel my chest heavy. Any body has experience like this please share with me.

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I don't think it matters what anyone says. You will only believe what you want to believe. The doctors have told you time and time and time again you do NOT have a heart problem and it is all anxiety. Why won't you believe them? Do you want it to be a heart problem? People on here have told you many times to get help for your anxiety. Why don't you do that? Everything you describe can be caused by anxiety. The tests PROVE you don't have a heart problem

Calliope153
Calliope153 in reply to Qualipop

Totally agree with what you have said Qualipop. Syed isn't going to listen to anyone though - he's had over 200 replies on this forum replying to his three names over the last few years and I know there is little point in telling him "SpO2 (blood oxygen saturation levels) of a healthy person should fall in between 94% and 100%" as he likes to think he has low oxygen levels. It's very sad; anxiety is ruining his life.

Qualipop
Qualipop in reply to Calliope153

I agree and I know how bad anxiety can be and I do sympathise but it was time someone spoke the honest truth

Dear i know u are very much angry with me because of my previous post. I know in my country doctors r well qualified but they dont research on patients. About some month ago i can walk fast now i cannot come out from my bed. Can not do 10 mint walk.

My stimina and heart muscles are going weaker and weaker. I told it to doctors. But they still dont giving me any medicine to make my heart strong. I know walk is very neccery to make heart healthy. But i cannot do walk . So then what i do. What thing destroy my heart. If i forcefully go for walk then my heart stoping and i reach in hospital emergency. Here is no one to talk me to every day hospital emergengy. No emergency ambilsnces like your country here. I think when doctors dont understand any disease they said you have anxiety. And i took many times anxiety medicine. Now i m taking cipralax but dont find and any improvement. What i.do and where i go?

Sorry if u again angry.

Not angry - sad you don't read the answers over the last year and do something about your anxiety. Your poor mother must be worried all the time.

Calliiope i did. I meet psychologist. Took their sessions. Took medicine..but thier medicine give me more sleep. As for talk session dr said your brain is much vomplesed thought so u need six month regular sessions. But i cannot aford it. They charge 1000 rupee per day. As u know i m jobless so cannot aford it. But here i read one post by one person he has same.problem. please answered when u font do.psysical activity , so its mean u have no.anxiety. u hsve hear.problem. do know what i do. Do u have good died plan to make heart muscles strong.

Please read this persons topic he has the same issue but people give him different answerhis topic is

Anxiety or heart problem

QasimRaza
QasimRaza in reply to Qualipop

Sorry u got little angry. But my po8nt is this i m not like as 10 month ago. I was walk quickly. No chest pain. But i now cannot walk even 10 mint. And 10 month ago i walk one hour. 100 of times i told this to doctors but they donot understand. I cannot do ett test. But doctors dont research it. I feel my my heart muscles are weak. But they said u have anxiety.

Qualipop
Qualipop in reply to QasimRaza

NO I did not get angry. I tried to help by speaking the truth. YOu are not listening to he doctors. NO matter what they say you do not believe them. You DO have anxiety but the less physical activity you do, the worse you will get. Of course you can do less because you are doing less and less and muscles get weak. The heart is also a muscle and needs exercise. I also suffer from health anxiety. I always think the worst but I do believe my doctors when they do tests.

QasimRaza
QasimRaza in reply to Qualipop

Sir how u make your heart strong. What sctivity u did..and what is your died plan. Please sharr with me.

QasimRaza
QasimRaza in reply to Qualipop

Please read this persons topic he has the same issue but people give him different answerhis topic is

Anxiety or heart problem

QasimRaza
QasimRaza in reply to QasimRaza

Some one answer me on facebook that its looks like your arteries are closing. You need to fit a stunt.

Charlie_G
Charlie_G in reply to QasimRaza

I think you mean stent. Stents are only applicable where there is significant arterial blockage, which your recent angiogram proves there isn’t, and therefore a stent would be of no benefit.

Like others I’ve read many of your posts previously, you’ve had all the tests including an angio, and they can’t find anything wrong with your heart. I’m with the other replies on this thread, that you need to start dealing with the other major possibility: that your issue is actually anxiety. Anxiety can and does routinely mimic the symptoms of heart problems, which then reinforces the anxiety that there’s something wrong with your heart, and round and round you go. If you’re not going out or doing anything, your body will atrophy - your muscles will weaken and stop working as well, including getting more out of breath and palpitations etc. as your heart is also becoming deconditioned through inactivity. Even if there is something physically wrong with you, no one here is likely going to be able to help you any further. We’re not medics, we’re not qualified, and those with any thoughts or advice have already spoken up. You’ve come back saying that all of those suggestions have either been disproven via the tests you’ve had or that you don’t trust the test results. At this point, even though it’ll take a long time, you either have to save the money to seek a medical opinion outside of where you live, or accept the professional opinions you’ve had and concentrate on the anxiety side of it and see if things improve. No diet or exercise plan is going to massively improve things for you without also dealing with your health anxiety.

QasimRaza
QasimRaza in reply to Charlie_G

Sir I m really very thankful to that you gave me so long answer.

Sir i have two points. One is that that 10 month ago i have these problems but i was good but i was feeling that some thing is happing wrong with my heart muscles. Even i do long want. Now in these 3 month when i speak my heart tired. I cannot move. I dont know what happend with me.

The second pointnis this that i want to work with my health anxiety. But i consult many psychologists like many cardiologist. I experienced that psychologist only giving sleeping pills. They have no other option to work with my health anxiety. In simple words dont awake and dont think and dont worry.

Do you think anxiety make me so down. When i load on my heart , my heart cannot catch proper oxygen there fore i feel there is some thing wrong with my heart.

So sir i am again thankful to your answer and advise.

Charlie_G
Charlie_G in reply to QasimRaza

You’re right that pills won’t really help. The best treatment for health anxiety is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Like anything, left untreated health anxiety will get worse, the physical effects will be worse than 10 months ago. You can be anxious without even realising you’re anxious in the first instance.

I’m not going to keep replying because there’s nothing more I can say, but I do with you luck and hope you do eventually feel better.

QasimRaza
QasimRaza in reply to Charlie_G

I just meet one hour ago to psyvhologist. She said u may got heart attack.in one year. You have hypochondriasis. She give me medicine and said dont take cardic medicine. But cardiologist who is in another city told me dont leave cariac medicine. Tell me what i do.

QasimRaza
QasimRaza in reply to QasimRaza

Today I try to walk 10 mint but i my heart bear it very difficulty. Very hard for me. I dont know what goes wrong with my heart. What thing making it so weak.

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