Yes, I have had palpitations. Here is my little story....maybe it will help.
I was driving from one event planning meeting to another appt that I didn't want to attend. I was stressed at doing these "things" that I didn't really want to do and was running late...all of a sudden my heart was beating SO fast and I felt a rush go through my body. I thought I was having a heart attack. I was so scared. Pulled into a parking lot of my friend's business and they called a squad.
I had high heart rate for the four days I was in the hospital. Even lying down. I was diagnosed with tachycardia. But, after a few other appt with my dr and therapist, realized it was brought on by anxiety. I have been able to notice now when I am anxious and when this will probably "come on".
Your upcoming trip is really on your mind and weighing heavily. The actual thought of it could be bringing on the palpitations. What to do next is the hard part...knowing how to try and work through it and facing your fear/anxiety. Don't repress it but really think about it and what you are going to do. Prepare your self.
I am not sure if this helps but I was thinking maybe if I'd share my story it could help in some way!!
Hi everyone! I wanted to get an opinion from other anxiety sufferers. I've have been dealing with increased anxiety over the last year... some of it due to a health scare with my dad, the other part of it due to an upcoming trip and my bad fear of flying. I noticed I was getting palpitations more often as my trip drew closer and closer, though not enough to have me concerned. Then about a month and a half ago I got sick and took Mucinex DM, which gave me constant palpitations for about about 3 days... didn't realize that was a side effect until after I took it ;) Since then my palpitations have been worse. I know that I'm thinking about them a lot, which only causes more anxiety about it, which in turn could cause more palpitations. Has anyone ever experienced a sudden increase in palpitations? I've never had palpitations like this before. I should point out that I just got back from my vacation on Sunday so my anxiety about flying is not nearly as bad (though still slightly remains since we're flying to visit family after Christmas). I'm not having any pain or any of the "dangerous" signs of palpitations... just the fluttering feeling and the occasional feeling that my heart is beating harder then normal. I have not gone to the doctor and would like to avoid it unless there's an actual need for concern since I don't have insurance at the moment. My brother in law works for a pediatric cardiologist and was able to do an EKG on me. That showed that everything is normal, and that I just have a sinus arrhythmia, which is a completely safe thing. Ah, but you know the anxiety... makes us still worry and obsess about things ;) Thoughts?
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