When my daughter was 12, she was diagnosed with a mitral valve disorder which was pretty much blown off as routinely normal in many people. Her symtoms then were the same as the recent ones stated below.
Over the years those symptoms subsided and she continued relatively normal. She had three children, gaining more weight with each one. After her third child at the age of 25 last year, the symptoms returned with a vengeance, but they diagnosed her with anxiety disorder. She now weighs nearly 300#. She says her symptoms were/are a racing heart, dizziness, a feeling of impending doom, thoughts of dying, her eyes dart wildly, heavy sweating, and an overall feeling of near insanity. Could this all be related to a mitral valve deterioration? Or is she really exhibiting all the classic symptoms of an anxiety disorder? She is medicated with Xanex, and Ambilify, which offers some relief, but never total relief. I am terribly worried for her sake.