... making my depression extreme. I cant take it. April will be two years and the sound is worse. I now have odd heartbeats the dr never can see or hear. Im so scared can someone plz help me?
Seeing how your Dr cannot see or hear what you report, any chance you can get a 2nd opinion, it sounds as though that's what would help the most. Certainly this anxiety cannot be permanently quelled by mere words online, the best avenue would be hands-on, face-to-face reexamination/reevaluation and a fresh approach to a solution for you. I cannot imagine, I have chronic tinnitus and can relate to the crazy making aspect when no one else can possibly hear it, but the heart? There's technology that can reveal the cause and even remedy for you.
I experience the same exact symptoms after receiving mechanical valves due to endocarditis. Let me guess, when your in a room of people and it becomes silent, people will say, " whats that ticking noise ? ". I also experience abnormal heart beats that scare the crap out of me but the doctors never have any answers. I hate to suggest this, however, alprazolam has really helped to calm my nerves. I quite often still feel like crap but I'm fighting a losing battle in trying to get permanent disability. hang in there...
Boy do I have a different approach - I have had 2 heart valves the first in 2009 and I ignored the click after the first 3 months and did not hear again. THEN I started having problems breathing and found out I couldn't hear it anymore because tissue had grown on it - I needed it replaced again and had a thankfully small stroke after. Now when I lean forward and hear it I am grateful though most the time I still ignore. I also have some irregularity but I do not dwell on it - everyone has some extra beats, skipped beats that they ignore because they don't hear them.
I agree get some Xanax or something because you have the valve and if it stopped clicking you would not be around so ENJOY life and your internal metronome (is that how it is spelled?)
I have the same issue. One of the things that help get the sound to a minimum for me is to see your doctor about your blood pressure. Even if you are borderline it makes the valve 10 times louder than a normal blood pressure. I know what you are going through, as it still drives me insane when trying to go to sleep at night. It has been 12 years I have had mine and I have not had a chemical free sleep in all that time. The real main issue is no one in the medical communities care, and that is very frustrating.
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