- Jul 31, 2020
- New York
Hello and glad to be here. I've had panic attacks off and on since I was 19 years old but never considered the anxiety severe. Sometimes would go years without anything. I am now in my late 40s and since some recent upsets, my Mom's health, getting Lymes disease, my husbands dangerous/stressful job and not to mention CORONA VIRUS, my anxiety has increased considerably. I know what my anxiety attacks are. I know how to deal with them although I am working on getting rid of them totally (hopefully) through cognitive behavior therapy. What I have issue with are my physical symptoms most days (not all) when I am not having a panic attack. I have loud, strong heart beats, heart palps, shallow breathe where feel I have to take a really deep breath often (this one annoys me to no end!) and soemtimes mild weakness/shakiness. I know about low blood sugar and how this can cause this but that is not the case for me. I also go to the cardiologist every year to check on a leaky valve I have had for many many years. My heart monitor results are always normal as is my other tests.... I just leak a little.... So I do realize that heart palps can be a symptom from my aortic leaky valve but not like I've been experiencing! I would just like to know if any of you who deal with anxiety experience these symptoms during the day or night and NOT during an actual panic attack. Thank you!