As I was growing up, especially in my teen years I had many episodes of rapid heart beats or I found out today that it has a medical term, Tachycardia. I was a bit amazed to actually know that it is common. I didn’t have great depth and knowledge of using the internet when I was a teen, and the world wide web wasn’t as big as it is today. The reason I am even mentioning it today cause I had an episode this morning of it. I haven’t had one in about 4 years, and today of all of a sudden I suffer from it. I am pretty good at dealing with it and I know how to stop it. Sometimes it takes more than one try and a few minutes of chest pain, but today I stopped it before it got worse. It is very harmful if a person cannot stop it as soon as possible. The only way I found to slow down the beats is to take very long breaths. It’s like almost having an asthma attack and trying to breath in and out to stop it.
I never understood why I had this problem and I know it is not caused by stress, and it was almost daily for me. I coped with it because it didn’t effect me too much physically. I had this problem up to my early 20′s then suddenly stopped. You can say I was a bit relieved because I honestly did not like having to deal with it anymore in public. It was usually in the middle of the night that I would wake up suddenly cause of it, and I thought it might be sleep related and I am not getting enough oxygen thinking it was sleep Apnea. However, many times it wasn’t pretty to have to deal with it in class or at work, so I knew sleep didn’t cause it.
Now, all I can hope is for it to not happen again. I am really don’t want to have to deal with it all over again.