Hi, i'm new to this site. I want to help people find a solution to a problem that I have been wrestling with for years. I used to suffer extreme panic attacks with heart palpitation and losing rhythm, strong beat afterwards etc. I read a book on yoga and read that I had probably created this scenario myself, so I made a conscious decision right there and then that if I had created it, then I had better jolly well un-create it so I took yoga lessons and learned about breathing for a start. Anyone who is suffering from these frightening and feeling-like-you-are-going to pass out or die take note. Just take some time out every day for yourself. Lie down in a peaceful environment, place right hand on the tummy and left one on the chest. Start to listen to your breath and watch it rise and fall, firstly rising in the tummy then spreading to the chest and then falling from the chest and then into the tummy. It is so simple. Just watch your breathing. That will take your focus off what is happening with your heart. That is a good place to start. Take advice from a yoga teacher. They are doing experiments all over the world on the effects of breathing on the actions of the heart. We don't need these awful drugs that do us more harm than good. We just have to accept what is happening and gain power over our situation ourselves. Just that empowerment alone is a great start. Of course you have to watch your diet - no caffeine, alcohol, lose weight etc. The trouble with these feelings in your heart is that you develop a neurosis and because we become neurotic, the situation becomes much worse and our lives revolve around it. Break the cycle! Good luck
I tried the breathing technique last night that you suggestions and my palpatations went away for awhile. They started up before bedtime and I did some deep breathing excercises and they subsided a little. I was calm enough to go to sleep and I slept great. As soon as I woke up, I started having them again, but I kept calm all day, I would have them sporatically, but not as bad. I am going to my gp tomorrow for bloodwork on my thyroid, too much t3 in your system can cause heart palpatations also or hyperthyroid can cause them also. I want to rule that out before I just accept the fact that it's an anxiety problem only. Thanks for your yoga exercises, it did help!
I started having extreme panic attacks and heart palpitations and flutters, I felt like my heart was skipping beats or it felt like a really strong heart beat. I started seeing a counselor about my panic attacks and she advised me to go to the doctor to have my heart checked out for mitral valve prolapse. I did and thats what was causing all of my heart palpitations and flutters. My counselor told me that sometimes with you have mvp it can give you the palpitations and make you think your having a panic attack so I thought I should check it out to see what it was.
Hi just woundering how u found out it was mvp's. I went yesturday actually for a ekg and stress echo and they came back normal. U have the same symptoms I have so I was woundering how they found yours. How are mvp treated and have they gone away and are they serious. Thanks for the info
They did a cardiac ultrasound on me and saw the valve and they also had me wear a holter moniter. The doctor said the leakage that occurs with my mvp is very mild and almost insignificant, but I have to go back every 6 months to a year to make sure that it isnt getting worse. He said that I could possibly grow out of mine. If it gets worse they will put me on medicine and I would have to take an antibiotic before I went to the dentist or have surgery and in the most severe cases they do surgery. I don't have the heart flutters all the time. Sometimes I can have them all day and some days I don't have any. Mine seem to be much worse when I drink caffiene. I've heard that for the most part mvp isn't serious. It's very common in young women.