Hi everyone! I'm new here and need some help. For the last week and a half I have been getting palpitations everyday. It's scaring me and driving me crazy! I have always gotten palpitations here and there especially when I'm VERY anxious but never for this long. Some days they aren't bad but others, like today, I feel like they are constant. I try to relax but as soon as I do, one strikes and it starts the vicious cycle all over again. Of course my mind goes to that there is something seriously wrong. I've been reading obsessively about them and I never get dizzy, chest pain, or shortness of breath with them, just the palpitation. I have experienced 3 major panic attacks during this time because I am so worried about it. So of course then I experience the chest pain, shortness of breath, heart pounding, feeling like I'm going to faint when I've worked myself up about them.
I'm slightly agoraphobic, I have been trying to work through it but needless to say that I haven't been to the doctor in years and the thought of going just makes this ten times worse. Plus I do not have the best insurance since I do not work and I fear that I will end up with a ton of medical bills over something anxiety related.
Has anyone else experienced this before? I know palpitations are common for us but everyday?? I'm always afraid that I will ignore something thinking its a symptom of anxiety but it's in fact something serious. Please help!