I have Mitral Valve Prolapse and yes anxiety as well as panic attacks are linked to Mitral Valve Prolapse. To my knowledge depression symptoms are not linked to this. I would talk with a dr. who knows what they are talking about (a cardio doc or something similar) Good luck and let me know what you find out.
I answered your PMand PM'd you back Seraph. Don't get yourself all worked up over what may be nothing to worry about. I am in the same boat. They found mine about 5 years ago. Keep cool and relax, the more you worry the more stress it will put on you heart. Many people have this and live a long normal life incuding me. Take a chill pill and just follow you doctors instuctions if he/she has any. With most if it is slight, there really are no reall retictions put on you. You don't overdue yourself OK. This is where your valve does not close all the way when the blood flow through that artery. That is why it is regeritation. It opens enough to lete the blood flow though, but does not close tightly enough to relax the valve position. Lots of times when I lay down to sleep I can here the swishing sound through my left ear. Have you heard that? Just like a heart beat, just with a swish to it. That is what we call in medical terms "Bruie".
Yea...I have always wondered what that "swishing" noise was...just goes to show you how a person can "misread" things and start to accept things as "normal" ;o)
I did get your PM...thanks a mill...
I also understand that mitril valve prolapse and regurgetation is not really a concern on it's own...my problem is a bit more complex tho but still not serious enough to stress my self over ;o)
Because of the Marfans, my Aortic-Root is more flexible than normal, meaning the back-pressure from the regurgetation could inflate it like a balloon, which could cause it to rupture.
There's no real danger as of yet...the Aortic-dialation is not that much...but the situation is different to that of the more common mitril valve prolapse that occurs in people without Marfans.
A good example is my knees...which the cardio used as an example to explain my symptoms along side a "normal" person with the same symptoms. If I did not have Marfans, the Osgood-Schlatter would have been nothing more than a mild irretation...but because of the weekness in my ligaments caused by Marfans, I am left with patella-alta thanks to the Osgood-Schlatter.
I hope tho that you understand I am just trying to explain my situation and not rejecting your support...I really appreciate it and really need this kind of help and information.
Things are a bit more flakey in my world...28 with Arthritis and a good chance of having my left wrist fused by the age of 35 due to loss of cartlidge...Chances are good that the neck/shoulder spasmism I am having is also Arthritis related. Doc fround at me and just shook his head when I asked him if it's stress related...