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Am I the only one on the planet or do others also experience occasional pain in heart for a second, centre of chest with ecotpics with anxiety? ?

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jjaybrazil

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Hi, notice that when I'm stressed, anxious, I get gas bubbles that form in my esophagus and experience indigestion.
I notice that this irritates my vagus nerve as it is in the esophagus and that controls the heart's rhythm, so I'll get an ectopic (either a skipped or extra beat)
Sometimes I'll get a few PVCs in a row if I'm very anxious or stresses.
I've taken care of my anxiety/stress disorder with exercise, diet, meditation, aroma therapy, music, visualization and just being mindful.
However I do get anxious from time to time and when I am I get more ectopics than when I'm totally relaxed. I noticed though that sometimes I get ectopics with a pain in the middle of my chest. I guess this could be caused by the gas bubbles, irritation the vagus nerve or just from anxiety as it causes your body to tense up, including your heart's muscle around it.
Anyone ever experience pain in centre of chest for a second with the ectopic occassionally? I have no other symptoms. I can workout, not get tired, no swelling in my limbs, no lightheadedness. Just been anxious, stress a lot lately until recently and now I'm getting back to normal.
Thanks
 
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Please talk to your doctor. Lemme know how it goes. :hug: :hug:
 
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Hi,
You really need an ekg and other tests and to see a cardiac specialist.
Please do so asap, it's best to rule out heart causes.
Ring emergency services if it happens over the weekend. If not seek a referral from your primary on Monday.
Or you could go to the ER right away or tomorrow.
Take care
 
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Hi, notice that when I'm stressed, anxious, I get gas bubbles that form in my esophagus and experience indigestion.
I notice that this irritates my vagus nerve as it is in the esophagus and that controls the heart's rhythm, so I'll get an ectopic (either a skipped or extra beat)
Sometimes I'll get a few PVCs in a row if I'm very anxious or stresses.
I've taken care of my anxiety/stress disorder with exercise, diet, meditation, aroma therapy, music, visualization and just being mindful.
However I do get anxious from time to time and when I am I get more ectopics than when I'm totally relaxed. I noticed though that sometimes I get ectopics with a pain in the middle of my chest. I guess this could be caused by the gas bubbles, irritation the vagus nerve or just from anxiety as it causes your body to tense up, including your heart's muscle around it.
Anyone ever experience pain in centre of chest for a second with the ectopic occassionally? I have no other symptoms. I can workout, not get tired, no swelling in my limbs, no lightheadedness. Just been anxious, stress a lot lately until recently and now I'm getting back to normal.
Thanks
I'm new here, sorry my post is like this.
Yes, I do. I got it investigated with a Holter monitor, that records your heart beats for 24 hours. I have two kinds of irregular heart beats, one is Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVC) and I forgot the other one. That was about 25 years ago & I am totally fine. I was an athlete when I was younger & never any problems. My son inheireted this & he was an athlete also. So, if you have the same thing I do, it's nothing to worry about. It feels weird though.
It helps to cut down on caffiene.
 
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I suspect you could do with learning to relax. I go through periods worrying about my heart, despite having had holter monitors, ECGs, ultrasounds and exercise tolerance tests.

I understand everyone has some ectopics a day, but most people don't notice them.

Cutting down on caffeine can help.

The other type of ectopic is a Premature Atrial Contraction (PAC).
 
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