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Spontaneous Heart bpm for 140, lasting 5-10 minuts

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  • Posted By: Casalena
  • October 30, 2009
  • 07:45 AM

This has been happening for the past 7 months or so, it all started with UNBEARABLE anxiety then eventually led to these heart races.
I've had an echo done, a stress echo, and also wore a heart monitor for a week. The results indicated nothing was wrong, my doctor from miami said there's a good chance it could be psychosematic, and insisted I keep jogging.

Here's a brief background of me.
-I'm an orchestral composer, so I would smoke very small amounts of marijuana before making a piece, despite me only taking 1/10th of what would be considered a cigarette drag, the heart palpatations and anxiety were unbarable, so I've not smoked for 4 months.
-I'm 22 years old, I'm stressed every day about my future, goals, the long run in general, and I come from a family who can be quite paranoid.
My dad also has these heart conditions, and the doctor has told him he is fine as well.
-There have been three heart related deaths in my family, and one successful heart surgery.
-When I was young, and immature, I did quite a bit of ecstasy (3 pills a week for 3-4 months). Was never an addiction or problematic, just a careless time in my life. Anyways I easily stopped for good.
-I also took steroids once when I was 19, for 6 weeks. Nothing to heavy, the bare minimum, i believe it was called Deca.
-I've been a smoker for 6 years now, used to smoke a pack a day, I'm down to under a 5 a day, still trying to quit.

I informed my doctor about all of this, but I am suprisingly healthy as an ox. Here in canada, procedures are pretty useless in finding problems, I feel they are far from invasive enough.
I'm currenlty looking for a US clinic that does CT scans.

Anyways, today I was in a movie theater, and randomly, my stomach dropped, the screen became wobbly and give me motion sickness (which I never get) and I knew immediately my heart was about to reach a bpm of 140 in a matter of 10 seconds. I got up, went to the washroom and splashed cold water on my face, in about 7 minutes my shakey legs and heart were almost back to normal.

Seriously, what could this be? I'm going to try and quit cigarettes tomorrow for as long as possible, sometimes I feel that by just smoking one during the day affects me subconciously, and is maybe triggering my heart. I'm pretty annoyed with the idea this could be "psychosematci."

Can the mind be that powerful to randomly attack your heart without ONE thought on it except the movie, raising my bmp to a catastrophic 140 bpm? My bpm is not an exaggeration, for I measured with my pianos metranome several times.

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