New here, scared!! Sorry, long.....
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|Thu, 07-14-2005 - 3:15pm|
Hi everyone, I'm really scared right now. I've been experiencing very hard-core palpitations many times per day, and some mild chest pain for the past couple of weeks.
My doctor had me wear a Holter monitor, and he said he saw "premature" heartbeats, but he didn't seem overly concerned otherwise. I went for an Echo-Doppler test yesterday as a "double-check", and am awaiting the results.
Meanwhile I am having palpitations, pain, and am basically afraid I'm going to drop dead at any moment!!
My history - I'm 39, and have experienced mild, infrequent palpitations for years. I quit smoking 2 months ago (after 25 years!). I stopped using the Nicotine patch about 3 weeks ago, since I thought maybe that had made my palpitations worse.
I'm trying to calm down, but I can't. I'm sure my anxiety is making everything worse... but then I'll realize I'm just sitting here reading & all of a sudden I'll have a major palpitation. I am at the point where I can't concentrate on anything.
I'm sorry this is so long, but I just really needed to tell someone how I am feeling.
Thanks for taking the time to read this, I really appreciate any kinds words you may have.