Ellith

165d

Hey there, I've never used an app like this, but maybe someone can help me. I have been experiencing heart palpitations, loss of consciousness, chest pain, excessive sweating, overheating, and nausea for a couple of days after taking Paroxetine for about a week for my fibromyalgia. I stopped taking it per my doctor and 5 visits to the ER in 3 days. I also have terrible anxiety, and a fear of heart attacks since my grandmother passed young due to it. I was told my heart sometimes beats in the wrong place, and have inverted waves on my EKG. I was told my arrhythmia is not serious enough to cause concern for a heart attack, however, I have a appointment with a cardiologist to check the electricity and my heart function. I've noticed I get anxiety once my heart starts beating what I feel is too fast with pain in my chest, and I'll feel extremely cold while turning pale. I have tried everything including relaxation, increased water, pumping fists, sometimes I'll even take a lukewarm shower. I haven't been to work to cut out all stress, and I haven't been able to exercise for 7 months due to the fibro. Sometimes, it feels like I give myself an anxiety attack due to the chest pain and palpitations. What can I do to prevent the anxiety from building? How can I keep myself calm when my body feels stressed?
Thank you for any and all advice you may have.

Chest pain

Cardiac dysrhythmia

Acetylsalicylic Acid

Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD)

Palpitations

Chronic or Recurrent Palpitations

Paroxetine

Arrhythmia

Nausea and Vomiting

Fibromyalgia (FM)

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  • Romano

    36d

    I had moments of arrhythmia, and they can be quite scary. There’s a few things that have helped me. In the moment that it happens I would usually take an aspirin. This helped settle my anxiety but it also acts as a blood thinner. Some people say it can help save people from a heart attack. But what I think has helped illuminate those moments from happening for me, was discovering that I had a dairy allergy. After cutting out all dairy including butter, I haven’t had it happen again. I’ve also started taking electrolytes (sodium, magnesium, calcium, chloride, potassium). Electrolytes are vital for all the electrical impulses and functions in your body. I also started taking multivitamins and cod liver fish oil. And I’ve slowly worked up to working out daily. Stay healthy, and best of luck.

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