Re: Heart trouble or Panic attack?
For over 35 years I had everything under the sun blamed on what I was going through...wanting attention, stress, anxiety, not sleeping, not eating as well as a long list of other things.
From the age of 9 to 42 I fainted and had some type of arrhythmia and almost died because dr's dismissed my symptoms and told me not to worry.
What was happening was I was going into VTach episodes from pvc's and VT episodes causing my heart to briefly stop and really took a toll on it so by the time a dr found this, my heart was already starting to be damaged and all the valves are messed up to some degree and I have heart muscle damage thankfully no plaque, clots or kinks in the arteries.
I had over 50,000 pvc's and vt runs and some problems with exertion and exercise but then I would be fine so they told me not to worry. I had an abltion to figure out what was going on and my heart stopped 3 times, I flatlined and almost didn't make it. I had to have a pacemaker/defibrillator implanted, but I still have problems.
I would go and get another opinion or even 2 if you have to until they find out what's going on - if it's just anxiety great you get a clean bill of health, if not then you've maybe caught it early enough to ward off a larger problem later on =)