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Are these panic attacks or is it really heart troubles ?

Question, are these panic attacks or is it really heart troubles? The latest episode where I was taking a walk in the neighbourhood with a few others when at crossing a icey swap patch, when I just came out of it my heart started to feel funny. There was no pain, didn t feel like I was going to pass out (at least at that time). But I was clearly and fully aware that my heart was beating way faster than normal. My breath from what I can tell doesn t feel any different, however, kinda sounded funny (unforunately it s hard to describe it), no one else is able to hear it except for me . However the event didn t last long, probably around 5 minutes (max 10 minutes). But everytime it happens, it scares the crap out of me. Also does panic attacks cause any permanent damage to the heart? First ever panic attack happen on 2003 of October of 23, where I was running a lot and I noticed my heart beat was skipping some beats (or hence not normal). I went to the hospital when the event happen, and from what the docs told me, they can't find anything wrong with my heart and that from the blood work, mostly I was just dehydrated. I followed up with my regular doc, which I had a echo done and found everything to be normal. From that point on, I have had other similar attacks, but would happen at random times and at random places. Although now a days it doesn t happen often, just a couple times a year compare to when it first happened where I had similar attacks often. I haven't seen my doctor in regards to subsequent events.
Fri, 11 Dec 2009
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Hi Chris Here are some ideas to heal the issue. Look closely at your water intake (I drink a gallon a day) and your daily nutrition (how many organic fruits and vegs do you eat a day?). Cause Anxiety disorders occur in people of all ages, but appear to be more common among women. The occurrence of an anxiety or panic attack is often unpredictable, but it may be associated with certain situations such as driving a car. The exact cause is complex, involving constitutional factors, emotional stress, biochemical imbalances, and environmental triggers. In women, hormone imbalances can cause anxiety. Therefore, hormone assessment is essential. Amino and fatty acid imbalances can also play an important role in triggering anxiety attacks. ------------------------------... Natural Cures Diet: Assess your diet to reduce excessive consumption of stressor foods such as refined sugars, honey, maple syrup, or cow`s milk products. Consume vegetable soups, broths, and a wide variety of green and yellow vegetables. Add more complex carbohydrates such as whole grains, beans, seeds, and nuts. Also be sure to drink up to a gallon of filtered water a day. Flower Essences: Flower essences can prove very helpful in managing and helping to eliminate anxiety. Use Aspen for apprehension, foreboding, and fear of unknown origin while Mimulus is for fear of known things, shyness, and timidity. Red chestnut is used for excessive anxiety and over caring for others. Rescue Remedy® (combination formula) is for general stress from anxiety, and Rock Rose is helpful for coping with terror and panic from known fear. Homeopathy: Aconite, Actaea rac., Drosera, Calc carb., and Sulfur are all useful homeopathic remedies for dealing with anxiety. Hypnotherapy: Self-hypnosis helps to impart to the mind imagery designed to bring about deep levels of relaxation. Meditation: Develops the mind`s ability to stop anxiety at its source. Oil Pulling: has been known to help with vision, allergies, and anxiety issues. Learn more at earthclinic.com Nutritional Supplementation: The following supplements have all been shown to help reduce feelings of anxiety by calming the nervous system: calcium, magnesium, vitamin B complex, 5-HTP, pantothenic acid, and adrenal and kidney glandulars. GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), an amino acid, can also affect mood by increasing levels of the brain neurotransmitter serotonin (a mood regulator). Best of health to you
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