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Some people confuse heart attack with symptoms of an MI (myocardial infarction). Infarction means heart muscle damage. An infarct is an area of necrotic (dead) cells in heart tissues. An MI (heart attack) can not go on very long without cardiac arrest. Symptoms can go on and off, etc. for a very long time or can result quickly to a heart attack (MI). If you are have heart related heart pains (angina), that condition can slowly or quickly damage heart cells.
liz, Could this be the onset of a heart attack/heart disease? Certainly your symptoms need to be more closely evaluated. You do have a very low risk of coronary disease at your age.While rare....it would not be unheard of. Even if not related to ischemia the symptoms you have warrent further evaluation. I would seek evaluation with your primary physician to examine you before you further pursue your exercise program.
I then started feeling like I was going to have a heart attack and I felt like I was going to fait. My mom called the ambulance and they said it wasn't necessary to take me to the ER. After I calmed down the headache came back but I went to bed. I woke up feeling jittery. I still feel sensitive to light and sound but not as bad as yesterday. I'm feeling weak right now I can't eat. When I try lay down and relax I feel like sitting up than when I'm sitting up I want to lay down.
Janne, As you can see by the brisk response, there are alot of people that wonder, "why did I have a heart attack?" The psychological impact is often just as long lasting as the physical. The answers are often unknown. One big focus of research here at the clinic is looking into the genetic components that explain why you get a heart attack at age 37 and some other people never get one.
I literally have to stop what I am doing because of the pain. I am just afraid that I will get so used to this I will ignore true heart attack until the damage is done. But then again, I fear I will have an attack that takes me down without any warning. I have resumed my exercises again. That 30 minute a day workout seems to give me energy, makes me feel good about myself, and who knows, maybe those small blockages will take care of themselves. Thanks again, Jack. You're my buddy in here.
I've been told that the ectopic beats won't cause a heart attack and that a heart attack is usually caused by a lack of blood flow to the heart which I do not have. I'm kind of a worrier. I don't have high blood pressure or diabetes and I'm 36 - 5'8"/140lbs. So, my question is, can stress alone cause a heart attack? I was told it is typically a secondary risk factor to the major risk factors - overweight etc. I've had anxiety and panic attacks and my psychologist wants me to face my fears.
He was 49 years. The cause was a heart attack. All this started roughly about that time. So I am sure Anxiety/Panic has something to do with it. Well thats about the sum of it. Just want to match up with others.
You have a VERY common condition of a great many anxiety/panic people. It's called "heart anxiety," and it can make a living hell. You've had just about every test in the book and every one of them has come back normal. Being unable to accept there is nothing wrong with our hearts is simply another symptom of this "disorder.
I agree with Londres70. your doctor saying "ignore these symptoms" is very wrong. a TIA (transient ischeamic attack) is like a WARNING SIGN to a CVA (stroke) (cerebrovascular accident). your symptoms should not have been ignored.
It doesn't seem to fit the symptoms of a heart attack but I cannot otherwise explain it. Could it have been a heart attack?
m. today with 6 in a row. I think this happens to a lot of people with heart rhythm problems. I have had this daily for 7 years now and often feel really sleep deprived.
I would say a few months ago I was definatly having the heart attack or stroke mindset. Very hard to pull myself out of that. My left arm would feel tingly, left fingers also tingly. I had back pain right between the shoulder blades, a little pain just a tad left of my sternum. I would feel fatigued all the time. This all worried me, despite the 3 ekg's, stress test, countless blood test. When those symptoms went away, I would get weird head sensations.
I wonder how the dr diagnose anxiety or panic attack? Oh, I love my heart. I don't want anything that can be damaged my heart.... I'm curious too. When I was a teenager time, the dr prescribed valium 5mg three times a day and 10mg before bed. I slept during my school session. Now if I take 10mg 4 times a day then how I'm going to drive and work? I would and could be end up in the bed whole day and night! Seriouly, it might put other organs in sleep as well! Would they?
As for the old board that doesn't exist, I helped many, many people understand their heart problems. Then I had people that begin to hound me for whatever reason. Envy in how I dealt compassionately with people was one I think. I began to drink because of my fear of death and made some terrible post on that board. One was faking suicide. My father committed suicide when I was 3.5. That was the most painful event in my life.
On April this year, I went to the Doctor because I had a pretty severe panic attack, which I was convinced it was something wrong with me. The doctor checked my heart, ran an EKG, made some blood tests, and everything was good and ok. He said it was anxiety and panic disorder as well. A couple of months before that, I went to the doctor as well and she said the same thing. right now I am feeling the same symptoms, but I am not sure if it is panic attacks or what.
I was in my mid 30s at the time and in generally good health but as the implications of this potentially life limiting condition began to sink in I descended into a state of extreme anxiety and began to experience all the symptoms of heart disease and heart attack. After all, that is what happens to people with "diseased arteries", isn't it? Not long after I was walking down the street and felt something like a bolt of lightning hit me in my lower SPINE.
Im not depressed nor paranoid but the last few times I got so ill that I had to goto the hospital, thinking I was having a heart attack or a stroke. the symptoms I was having were very similar to those. I did have a minor heart attack a few years back and I am only 40 years old. I just quit smoking weed two weeks ago, cold turkey with no side effects, well cept i smoke more ciggs now but only compensating for weed.
If I read about what the symptoms of a female heart attack is soon after I will have the symptoms. It;s scary stuff but it's all in my head. You are ok. I am glad you posted this because it helps to talk about it and know someone else is going through the same thing.
also the tachycardia and the pounding heart beat is really annoying... I can't ignore those symptoms....I wonder also if I have angina or not? I see again my Family doc in 2 weeks and will maybe ask to see another Cardiologist... Well , thanks for any kind of answer or support who can give to me!!!
My first panic attack felt like I was having a heart attack so I first started becoming aware of my heart rate/beat then. It all started after smoking weed. I was smoking weed with a few friends and after we all got done smoking it hit me. I started sweating, heart rate went through the roof, tingling feeling in my face and extremities, short shallow breaths, etc...My Dad picked me up and took me to the ER and the doctor knew exactly what it was before he even started testing everything.
All the tests were negative and was told it was anxiety. I told him I have the symptoms of fluttering and rapid heart beat when I am sitting and reading or just relaxing. He told me many people have them, but are unaware and for me not to worry as there is nothing wrong with my heart. I also experienced feeling light headed from time to time. It took a few months and the symptoms gradually went away. I get them from time to time, but ignore them, and I'm fine.
Needless to say, I've experience all of these throughout this 3 month hell hole of a situation I've been in, which all started with my mind running crazy thinking because of my morbid obesity, I was gonna drop dead at any minute of a heart attack because it happened to my friend. So I developed anxiety/panic disorder, and started having panic attacks. The panic attacks seemed to trigger my heart events.
I got this heart pausing after a chronic anxiety attack. I have chronic anxiety and panic attacks just about all my life. Been to the hospital and ekg came out fine and the doctor said that the anxiety is what caused the heart pausing. If I took my med for anxiety. Maybe this would of not happen. Now I'm stuck with this heart pausing. Sometimes it does it when I'm talking. I drink warm to hot milk to calm me. And I rub lavender lotion all over my body to calm my mind and body.
I often get the chills and shakes after an anxiety attack although I have a lot more symptoms like racing heart or palps, dizziness and stomach upset. I seem to have more palps when stomach is upset or emotionally upset and like an earlier post I also cough when I get these and it helps unless I'm having a bad run of them. No test showed any heart problems. I noticed they increased when last year I had a very bad stomach flu and the palps just seem to come and go now.
Hi momof2rugrats, despite I sympathize with your symptoms, I ask you and all the people around here with a normal certified heart to stop posting messages about palpitations. Did not you get the answers of DOCs are always the same? You are taking space out to whom really needs the help of a cardiologist. There are other places where you can write, such as the group PeoplewithPVCs http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/PeoplewithPVCs/ where you will find interesting informations about palpitations.
say, 155, I panic, which sends my rate to 160 and I enter the vicious cycle of a panic attack including the part where I convince myself that it really is a heart attack *this time*. Nasty stuff. After you've done all of your medical testing, you have to work through the anxiety, or you set yourself up for a lifetime of fear and frustration. Good luck!
It felt like it lasted forever! There were no symptoms other than this like (knowing) my heart stopped or something. I cant explain it. Once I jumped up scared, I then thought to check my pulse which was now racing from insane fear. Any idea what this is? There was no really hard thump after, just a slight one.
Hi, I have experienced just what you describe for just over a year now. I am not diagnosed, but absolutely could have written your post! I had the same tests done - echo, holter, event monitor, stress test. All normal, just showed pvcs and episodes of tachycardia. Doc couldn't tell me the cause and said everything is normal. I am very suspicious that this could be connected with all other symptoms I am having. I have pvcs so frequently throughout the day and it is so disturbing.
Well I'm SCARED OUT OF MY MIND I'm 25 no family history of heart problems. I have been to the ER already thinking I'm having a heart attack. They said I had a panic attack and gave me some Zanax. that kinda took the edge of the worry. this forum and website has really helped to get my mind off this problem my mom is a nurse and my wife is almost done with nursing school they keep telling me to relax but I just can't. I have been trying to post a ? for the docs but it always says its full.
I don't get flashing lights, but my vision will blur, and I can get tunnel vision (my field of vision becomes smaller) during a panick attack. I don't suffer from migraines (I've had a three over the course of 2 years) but my mother has had them often for over 30 years. Flashing lights and colors often are her first symptom, and it comes out of nowhere. Migraines are often stress and anxiety triggerred.
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