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Sick Sinus Mode Dysfunction

Now approaching 70 and have been feeling off colour, had missed heartbeats but I am a very anxious person. Had ECG showing up this Sick Sinus Syndrone. No treatment , only to lose weight and relax more?

Can this get better on it's own?

I feel low and am worried, but unsure what I can do to self help?

Any ideas or helpful comments?


Created By on 16/09/2020

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1 days ago
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It sounds to me very similar to a time when I had a period of anxiety and panic attacks at one stage in my life until it was explained to me that most of my symptoms were due to a high Adrenalin rush through worry and fear of the unknown when the body is provoked into defence mode, through sensing danger.

I found that making conscious efforts to relax all your limbs and steady breathing helped the symptoms recede. Knowledge of the situation is the best self-help and not pills. Talk to your doctor again, explain your worries and don't get side-tracked

.Do your best to consciously practice relaxation, it does help!.
17th Sep 2020 15:31:14
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Bless you. Sorry to hear this. Sometimes a diagnosis can make us feel anxious because it is the unknown. But! Sometimes it is helpful as you can then manage whatever is out of balance in the body. You know what is happening and can do something to help yourself.

It does sound like relaxation is the very thing. It is so good for you in many ways. I do not know much about this diagnosis but when looking it up it is to do with irregular heart rates, but maybe in your case it is not too bad. If you have not been given medication and just to live healthily that may help. It is good to lose weight and be relaxed for your health in general.

Are you worried because you do not know enough about it? I think some Drs. do not explain things in the best way and leave people feeling a bit worried.

Many things are relaxing and if you are anxious in general it will be good for you to find what works for you.
Some gentle exercise such as walking, if you can. (Will help you with weight too). Other ideas are:
Meditation and deep breathing. Breathe in through the nose and hold for a few seconds then slowly release.
Chatting to others on the phone. - Social contact will help if you feel low and anxious.
Watching a feel good movie.
A relaxing bath.
Doing some gardening and losing sense of time and being in the moment.
Stroking a pet.

What do you find helps you relax, any of the above? If you are feeling low, reach out and talk to someone, even if just to work out what will help you. A new interest might be a good idea? Would that help you? Look after yourself.


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