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Hi, my name is Notsafeanymore. I'm here because panic attacks have took control of my life since I've had covid and with the grief of losing my father to leukaemia. Chest discomfort everyday and night, constant thinking there is somtwrong with my heart because I got arrhythmia after covid and the loss of my father. Got beta blockers, stopped the arrhythmia but now I'm stuck in limbo with weird chest pain that has brought on terrible stomach throwing up, arm tingling, teeth numbing, muscle spasm, sore head, weird sensations that have me disconnected from reality that I don't feel safe anywhere anymore with these panic attacks. Started to plan for my funeral just incase there is something wrong. Doctors appointment in the morning. Wish me luck. David.
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Hi, my name is sarbear3333. and I've been diagnosed with these and many more
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Hi, my name is Pheonix8. I’m new to The Mighty and look forward to sharing my story.
I am a 60 year old woman. I am in a domestic relationship. I have 2 grown children, 2 grandchildren and 3 fur grand children.
I have always been a perfectionists...so change I very difficult for me.
Now my higher power (God), has a different road he wants me to travel.
In 1998, I was diagnosed with multiple Sclerosis.
In 2001, I finally left a 15 year abusive marriage.
In 2011, I survived throat cancer.
In 2013 was terminated from a 22 year medical manufacturing career, because I extinguished 22 weeks of STD.
In 2017 I left my children to "help" my 80 year old mother and her 2nd husband to be thrown out of their house in the dead of winter 1 week before Thanksgiving. We left everything because everything they had we were supposed to inherit. So at 55 years of age, we are starting over.
In March of 2020 I survived a widow makers heart attack.
In June, 2020 I had a double bypass with complications.
In December 2020 was hospitalized with arrhythmia.
In January 2022, I tested positive for COVID, can't imagine what it would have been like without the vaccinations.
I know I have more to give I am still searching for what that might be.
Then I met a wonderful lady who is very much into living in the NOW, and has found and embraces her inner child
She keeps telling me it is I side me but I have no idea on how to even begin searching. She is truly amazing and I need what she has found.
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Hi, my name is Jillian :). I’m new to The Mighty and look forward to sharing my true… YES, it IS true, story!
Holistically treating my IST
This is my first post here and I’m really happy to find community that can relate to some of my health struggles.
I wanted to share a bit of my story with the hope that maybe it will help someone. A bit of a background on this, the first time I was told I had an #Arrhythmia was about 10 years ago and back then I actually had #bradycardia . It hadn’t bothered me much throughout the years until last August.
First, I started having very sharp chest pains accompanied by palpitations that would last around 15 minutes. The feeling spread to pain in my arm which really worried me at the time. It went from happening every few days to every single day.
I went to the doctors and they did an EKG that showed tachycardia. After lots of back and forth I was able to get a referral for a cardiologist who did another EKG that was borderline and Echo which came back normal. I’m waiting to receive a halter monitor. Overall though, this doc in particular is terribly rude doctor and tells me it’s just anxiety.
It’s very hard to get an appt with him and in between I ended up at urgent care 3x and taken by ambulance to the hospital 1x when my HR hit 180 BPM. I was at the point of debilitating IST that hit when I was sitting down working on my computer or laying down - multiple times a day. It felt like my heart was running a marathon over and over. Absolutely exhausting.
That brings me to this current moment. The ER doc gave me Propranolol which is the FIRST thing to stop an episode. He also gave me Xanax 3x/day but I haven’t touched it because I don’t believe this is anxiety related.
None of my docs are trying to find the root cause so I’ve done a lot of my own research and I’m trying to treat this issue holistically. The most fascinating discovery I’ve made so far is this:
Right before my arrhythmia got bad last year, I started carb cycling (I’m also vegan and have been for over a decade). I’ve done keto before and ended up in the hospital years ago for palpitations while on the diet - I didn’t make that correlation until recently.
I looked at my Kardia app and realize that all my 130+ BPM episodes tended to be on my low carb days. I’m trying to test out this theory so today when I started having an episode, HR 105 and climbing, I ate a few pieces of fruit, some crackers, and honey - literally anything I had in my fridge that was high carb.
Within 15 minutes my HR went down to 80 BPM. That’s the LOWEST it’s been in a very long time and the first time I have been able to self-regulate the tachycardia.
I’m also taking magnesium every day which has helped with the palpitations. I’m going to end my carb cycling and incorporate healthy carbs into each of my meals to see if it helps reduce the onset of IST.
Has anyone else had this experience?
My IST might be triggered by a low carb diet and wonder if others noticed this too.