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Offline whenktattacks

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I always feel like my heart is just going to stop.
« on: April 23, 2009, 06:38:47 PM »
I always have this feeling like my heart is going to just stop. If I am sitting on the couch I can feel it beating so I take my pulse (like 100 times a day) and it's a normal pulse but it feels like my heart is struggling. I have seen the doctor and even had an ekg done. Everything came out normal. But I still think about it all day everyday! HELP ME PLEASE!!!!!  :(
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Re: I always feel like my heart is just going to stop.
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2009, 08:06:44 PM »
Now I know how this feels.  I have taken my pulse thousands of times a day! I am on a HIV rant right now but it goes between HIV and heart problems.  I have terrible palps, PVC's, and tachycardia, I also feel like it is working too hard.  I am an RN and do know a little especially with all the heart problems I have had.  Hearts don't just stop without a reason...those reasons in young people are rare but is normally long QT and dialated cardiomyopathy that sometimes extreme sports people get that ALREADY have the genetic defect.  So you had a EKG, that rules out long QT, the doctor listen to your heart which they could hear sluggishness and such, so your heart will not just stop.  I took my pulse so many times I have permenant fingermarks on my neck, this is just HA (easy to say except when my heart starts going).  Anyways you will be fine.  I worked in the ER and had a lot of people come in with heart probl;ems, ALL the young ones who were actually worried about it, there was NOT nothing at all wrong and they were sent home.  I do hope this helps.  God bless I will pray for you.
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Re: I always feel like my heart is just going to stop.
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2009, 09:12:42 PM »
My best friend is a cardiologist and he said if your heart was truly weak and
struggling that it most likely would have showed up on the EKG and you would
have other symptoms. I would try not to worry.
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Re: I always feel like my heart is just going to stop.
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2009, 04:29:01 AM »
I know how you feel....I started worrying about this in childhood.

As a little kid, I'd fall asleep with my hand over my heart, I was so terrified my heart would stop I had to keep my hand on it all night to reassure myself it was still beating.

I know it can be hard to make yourself stop thinking about it.  I think the other posters made great points about an ekg showing a weak.  If your heart was weak and in danger of stopping it would have shown up on the test so you should be fine because your test was normal.

I wish I had some better advice for you!  If it helps any, just know you're not alone in worrying about this.  It can be overwhelming but I find it helpful sometimes to try and distract myself, either by calling someone on the phone for reassurance, or to talk about something else to distract me. 
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Re: I always feel like my heart is just going to stop.
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2009, 09:19:55 PM »
Im in your same boat, it comes and goes, but its horrible...Your preoccupied with your heart beat, and truly believe its going to just give out and stop.
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Re: I always feel like my heart is just going to stop.
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2009, 03:46:59 PM »
I've been into the "pulse taking" lately and my poor wife takes it for me since I'm usually too much in a panic to do it myself.....I've been trying hard to re-focus my thoughts when I start dwelling on my heart, but it is difficult....just find comfort in the previous posts of people who know a lot about the subject - you're going to be fine
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