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Heart feels tired... Anxiety?

Ruke343

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Had ekg, blood work, everything looks fine. Scheduled an echo and stress test for the hell of it. I'm 30, in good shape, I work out often but after I work out, later that evening my heart or chest just feels exhausted.. I know it's vague but it worries me. I sleep well, eat fine, don't smoke and rarely drink. I avoid the stimulants and had an echo a year and a half ago and it came back fine. This drives me nuts. I worry I'm going to drop over dead working out.
 

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Had ekg, blood work, everything looks fine. Scheduled an echo and stress test for the hell of it. I'm 30, in good shape, I work out often but after I work out, later that evening my heart or chest just feels exhausted.. I know it's vague but it worries me. I sleep well, eat fine, don't smoke and rarely drink. I avoid the stimulants and had an echo a year and a half ago and it came back fine. This drives me nuts. I worry I'm going to drop over dead working out.
Same i get that way working out can make everything feel more numb or tired i sort of liek that feeling cause im alwats tense so when i dotn work out I feel the tension im creating and thats almost worse for me I seen a doctor for the same thing blood tests ekg xrays and stuff. Do you recognise any triggers? Or do you avoid any situations during your daily routine? I found out that most of mine comes when I get super stressed and ill start avoid things and looking for patterns that arent really there makes working out hard when im so obssesive over breathing and heart rhythem
 

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Had ekg, blood work, everything looks fine. Scheduled an echo and stress test for the hell of it. I'm 30, in good shape, I work out often but after I work out, later that evening my heart or chest just feels exhausted.. I know it's vague but it worries me. I sleep well, eat fine, don't smoke and rarely drink. I avoid the stimulants and had an echo a year and a half ago and it came back fine. This drives me nuts. I worry I'm going to drop over dead working out.
Hi Ruke, welcome to the forum first of all. (Cute dog in your profile pic, by the way. Those blue eyes are awesome! I'm such a sucker for dogs LOL).
Anyways, to your worry. Anyone's heart and chest are going to feel exhausted after a workout. That's definitely not uncommon at all. Of course, we anxiety sufferers take it as something wrong with us, but it truly isn't. If your EKG and blood work all came back fine, then I wouldn't see any reason to worry about it at all. Trusting your doctor's word is the first step in understanding this is all just anxiety.
If you want to follow through on the echo and stress test, go right on ahead, but to me, I don't see it as being necessary if the EKG and blood work didn't find anything. Might as well save your money if you want. Again, all up to you. If it puts your mind at ease, go right on ahead.
Hope you can find comfort in this post, and let us know how everything goes :)
 

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Hi Ruke, welcome to the forum first of all. (Cute dog in your profile pic, by the way. Those blue eyes are awesome! I'm such a sucker for dogs LOL).
Anyways, to your worry. Anyone's heart and chest are going to feel exhausted after a workout. That's definitely not uncommon at all. Of course, we anxiety sufferers take it as something wrong with us, but it truly isn't. If your EKG and blood work all came back fine, then I wouldn't see any reason to worry about it at all. Trusting your doctor's word is the first step in understanding this is all just anxiety.
If you want to follow through on the echo and stress test, go right on ahead, but to me, I don't see it as being necessary if the EKG and blood work didn't find anything. Might as well save your money if you want. Again, all up to you. If it puts your mind at ease, go right on ahead.
Hope you can find comfort in this post, and let us know how everything goes :)
Agreed i like a good sore so i have an excuse to notice my chest feeling uncomfortable .
 

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Your anxiety is probably contributing to the weak heart feeling, I know it does for me. A remedy that works for me is to ramp up the potassium. I use potassium gluconate powder throughout the day, up to 1000-2000 mgs. I wouldn't use the pills, they don't absorb as well from my experience. You could also try increasing high potassium foods as well but I'm not sure how successful that would be considering I've never tried it from food sources.
 

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Your anxiety is probably contributing to the weak heart feeling, I know it does for me. A remedy that works for me is to ramp up the potassium. I use potassium gluconate powder throughout the day, up to 1000-2000 mgs. I wouldn't use the pills, they don't absorb as well from my experience. You could also try increasing high potassium foods as well but I'm not sure how successful that would be considering I've never tried it from food sources.
Ive actually been looking into this what excatly does it do or make you feel like?
 
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