I just got certified for CPR/AED and learned about heart rythmn problems that need a DIfib...I am nervous now and need some perspective since I get rapid heartrates frequently and have told my cardiologist so it doesn't seem that he is worried. How do I relax with this?
ever since ive been little, my heart has always beat fast, i know cause whenever i ve been to the doctor and they check my pulse, its been faster than i guess average, but they never did anything about it because they always said it was because i was scared of doctors. then about a year or 2 ago, i was at the hospital because i had symptoms of anemia or pneumonia, not sure, but i was throwing up, had a fever, and a lot of other things, bad cough, but at the end they wanted to keep me because of my heart. it was EXTREMELy fast. i was scared, cause my mom was not with me, and i thought i was going to die or something. they called in an expert on hearts, and they put stuff all over my chest to see if it was okay. at the end they let me go because i was crying and that was causing it to go faster, so they let me come home, but they told me if anything to call 911 asap. i never found out what were the results. im 17 years old now, and i know i have anxiety problems. everytime i run i feel my heart is going to jump out. so i do not run anymore. scary movies also make my heart beat extremely fast. sometimes i feel like if my heart misses a beat, and it feels so weird it scares me A LOT. it happens rarely though. started noticing like 3 years ago. i dont know, im scared something could be wrong, but i dont want anything to be wrong. and my anxiety makes me think worse, caffeine makes my chest feel weird also, and i feel sick. and scared. i dont know could something be really wrong with me or what? please dont scare me :(