Why do I have such bad heart palpitations?Watch
I don't really think they are related to stress because I get them whether I'm stressed or relaxed (my worst one to date occured when I was just lying in bed completely content with life. It felt like my heart and throat were being squeezed). I also have only got them three or four times (that I am aware of) during sport, which apparently is unusual as the occurence is normally the other way round?
I am perfectly fit. I play loads of sport, am not overweight or anything. However, I am starting to get more and more concerned. I'm going to go to my GP at some point but I won't be able to do it for a month or so so I'm wondering if any of you can give me some insight?
I am diagnosed with GAD (generalised anxiety disorder) and I also experience panic attacks. Sometimes I will be doing something normal and I feel completely relaxed and not stressed about anything and then suddenly I get a feeling like someone has punched me in the chest and winded me, it takes me a few seconds to get my breath back. Sometimes it will go away, sometimes it will turn into a fully fledged panic attack that is very unpleasant. I have had countless ECG scans, an echocardiogram, a tilt-table test and have worn a heart monitor for twenty-four hours. Nothing is wrong with me even though when I get the palpitations it can feel like I'm going to have some kind of heart attack and die. Don't underestimate how it can make you feel.
Regardless of whether or not it's stress or something else, it's really important that you get to see a doctor because, as Spock's Socks says, peace of mind will be good to have.