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Are you having any pain, or just anxiety?
Thanks. This is probably just what we call a panic attack. We see a lot of those in the ER. Do you have any health issues otherwise?
I think you're right. Stress and worry causes heart rate increases. It sounds like you are talking yourself into the symptoms.
Have you thought about seeing a therapist for cognitive behavioral therapy? This helps a person learn to cope with the problem. Understanding what is going on, which you seem to do, is the first step. Learning to cope is the next.
Calling someone to talk, deep breathing, playing your favorite music, exercise, going to a movie, a hot bath, are all helpful. Whatever works for you is best. You can also help by avoiding caffeine such as coffee and colas.
Another possibility might be your asthma medication. Some of those can increase heart rate. If you've been using the same asthma drugs for a long time, this is less likely.
Please let me know if you need additional information.
Yes, you can completely stop worrying abut being doomed :-)
You also probably need to stop googling symptoms. That just makes people crazy!
You've had the tests. There's nothing wrong with your heart. So it's not a problem.
No problem. It's supposed to print out with a wavy line. It's called an electrocardiogram (abbreviated ecg or ekg depending on which way one was taught in medical school. Both are right), and it shows what your heart is doing with every beat, and between beats.
Just keep telling yourself your heart is fine.
That's right. It's just a bad thought. It can't hurt you.