Worried about a sensation climbing stairs?
Hi everyone I am a 23 year old male, currently I am down to 216 lbs from 239I suffer from Anxiety and mild hypertension which is now under control with medication and exercise.
What I worry about is that I still have an odd sensation I was hoping someone could tell me is either serious, or benign. Basically when I climb stairs and get to the top I feel a heartbeat on the left side of my neck. It really makes me scared and I feel like perhaps I have a blocked artery on that side or something. Occasionally it is more in the center of the back of my neck. It happens when I go up inclines or climb hills.
The only exercise that seems to cause this reaction is stair climbing. I do 50 minutes of bicycling everyday, as well as walk. But for some reason any time I am on an incline when I get to the top I feel a heartbeat in my neck. I do smoke cigarettes, and should probably quit but just want to know if I can relax. This feeling is like a hard pulsing in that area and isn't associated with any symptoms, it generally goes away in 15-20 seconds. Is this a normal symptom that I am exacerbating with my anxious thoughts?
My doctor has already given me 2 echocardiograms, both show my heart to be in fine order. Ive also had 3 EKG's, all normal.