I know I've been posting on here a lot lately, but I just can't shake the worry and anxiety. Everyone is so helpful on here that I'm back again.
Here is what I'm experiencing and hopefully, someone has had the same thing.
I am, by nature, a nervous person. I worry about anything and everything. I was already dealing with some anxiety before I got the news of my congenital heart defect on Monday. As you can imagine, my anxiety is now through the roof.
Every morning when I open my eyes, I immediately think about the heart defect and then how I'm feeling. As I get up and start to walk around, I get this squeezing, tightening feeling in my stomach as if I'm really nervous about something or I'm getting ready to meet someone I don't know and I'm nervous. Sometimes, it's an uncomfortable, bubbling feeling and I"m not sure if it's my actual stomach or palpitations. I also get pressure pain around my whole torso and back that mimics gas pressure.
What I don't understand is WHY I only really feel this way when I'm up and moving around? Why wouldn't I get this weird stomach feeling when I'm sitting down? My fear is that it's somehow related to my heart and that's why I only experience it when I'm moving around.
Although, I just went through a stress test and full heart u/s, and my cardiologist told me that I can just do what I normally do, I'm so worried that there is something wrong that makes me feel this way. It's a horrible feeling. I can't really walk across the room without feeling that feeling.
Could this be anxiety related? I know I'm SUPER anxious right now because I feel the wild races running through me and I'm very uptight. But the stomach/palpitation feelings are definitely real and not in my head.