Okay, I am a 22 year old male, with a history of moderate GAD. I'm very functional. I have a BA degree, I work two jobs, I have a girlfriend, I socialize, etc. However, I've been having a bit of a problem for the last two months, or so. As long as I can remember I've always been kind of a hypochondriac. But lately, I don't know if there is something really going on with me or if its just anxiety, and I want to know if any other anxiety sufferers have ever gone through this. So here we go!
Okay, close to two months ago I was a fully functional human being. I worked out 5 times a week, I was very active. Never have had any health problems. And one day out of the blue I noticed my heart was beating faster than normal, usually when standing and after I eat. Sitting it is completely normal. My rest heart rate is like 72, and in the 60's when I'm laying in bed getting ready to sleep. But when standing it could be at 120 bpm. I am not having a anxiety attack, because I know what that is like, and I am just not. It just beats for no reason, and it is annoying. I don't know if it is because I'm thinking about it or what. Some days are better than others to. It really varies. It leaves me very confused.
I went to the doctor, and they tested my blood for a variety of things, and I did a ekg, and a ultra sound of my heart and surrounding veins, and what not. Needless to say, everything came back fine. The doctors say it is stress, and I am causing it. I believe it could be, but sometimes when my heart is beating it just seems to real for it to be all in my mind. How can a person think their heart beat up? Its usually around 90-100, though, while standing. It was never like this before. It use to be like in the 70s standing. This is all very strange.
Anyone experience this?