I've had a really bad year anxiety wise. Always had anxiety, this yeara big setback though. Anyway I felt I improved last week a little and this week I find myself having random feelings of anxiety "out of the blue". Well last night I had a random wave of anxiety again and I accidentally touched my neck and noticed it felt...strange. So I deliberately checked my pulse and it was like a pulse but really fast...thump thump thump thump x 100 or whatever...but it wasn't pulsing with my actual pulse, my actualy pulse (in my chest anyway and maybe other side of neck) was a slower pulse and different rythm. The weirder part was with this fast "pulse" it felt like a flow in my neck, like I could feel the blood flowing through my veins...NOT beating but FLOWING. I only feel this after I start feeling anxious. It feels normal when I'm not anxious.
This worries me, tell me I shouldn't worry?? Maybe the reason for my "anxiety" or maybe my anxiety causes this??? Maybe it's normal...I hope. What do you think?
Could it be a type of muscle spasm brought on by stress?
I suffer from panic attacks and general anxiety disorder also. I think it's natural for us to focus on our heartbeats. I know I FREAK if my heartbeat starts going too fast. I've never had a feeling like I had more than one pulse, but I have definitely had muscle tics and spasms from stress before.
It's the only thing I can think of.
Do you do any type of treatment for your anxiety, or just tough it out?