So, to begin: I am almost 25, healthy, I run on occasion, resting heart rate is around 60. No health problems. I take vitamins daily and I eat alright although my diet hasn't been the best for the past two weeks (been out of town and running around). No family history of blood clots or high blood pressure unless they were very overweight.
I have started taking oral birth control (Zovia 1-35E) and I've just started my second month of it. I have been having light, uncomfortable sensations in my chest area very rarely for the past few days. (I wasn't taking the birth control pill on these days, it was my placebo week) I have a history of acid reflux but for some reason, these pains are a little different so now I'm convinced I have a blood clot in my lungs, never mind that I've been seeing a chiropractor for back/shoulder pain so that's all probably tense and radiating around my chest. I am not sure if this is a psychosomatic issue, either - like, I felt the pain a few times and maybe now I keep thinking I'm feeling it when I'm not. I am breathing normally and there is no pain associated with breathing. I just will get a weird twinge and then it's gone.
Anyway, today at work I had the bright idea to take my blood pressure to see if it was normal. I took it standing up after lunch and after sweeping the front office. I also have been feeling a little bit panicked today. Anyway, my BP was 135/90 with a pulse of 90. I freaked out and took it again (sitting down) and it went to 124/94 with a pulse of 92. So now I'm TERRIFIED. I feel awful if I'm moving around and all I can think about is that I can feel my heart beating and it must mean that I have SOMETHING WRONG. I am having a complete panic attack and I don't know what to do.
Anyone ever feel like this or have any reassurance?
I am a complete wreck. I have a doctor's appointment scheduled for next week but I have a therapy appointment scheduled for Friday because this is insane....