letsgogrant wrote:I've posted on this board before and have had a history of anxiety. I just had a electrocardiogram and ekg, all were normal, except for a minor mitral valve prolapse. However, whenever I don't feel my heart beat I go into a panic. Sometimes its cause palpitation and recently I have been getting a lot of palpitations, I must have had like 20 today. I'm only 22 and used to play soccer, its an odd feeling having to ask this. Sometimes it feel like I am gonna have a heart attack. Dose anyone experience this? are you suppose to feel your heart beat? how about when working out?
ibex333 wrote:No definitely not. You are not supposed to "feel" your heart beat.
lynda57 wrote:they must be the most distressing condition on the planet,how can all of this happen and cause no long time damage to your heart,anyone know.
Annie7788 wrote:Letsgogrant if it makes you feel any better I also have a similar type of heart condition which I am pretty much sure is mitral valve prolapse. It's considered a mild and fairly harmless condition which doesn't really make any difference to my life except I used to get more colds than normal.
I do sometimes get my heart thumping through my chest for no reason but I don't think it's related to the heart condition. I don't tend to worry about this symptom because it also happens when I am very anxious about something and I know it's a common symptom of panic so I ignore it. I think tendency to mitral valve prolapse goes with a slightly more anxious personality so maybe that's something you should research to make you feel more assured. Just google "mitral valve prolapse personality" and you will find confirmation from others.
I used to be extremely anxious about all sorts of things when I was younger. So maybe this was the cause.