Can your heart literally ache?

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Ziyaret
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06 Nov 2007, 1:54 pm

Anxiety results in tthe neuroendocrine release of catecholamines into the bloodstream which stimulate the heart. Keep in mind that the heart is a muscle. Anxiety and anger often trigger changes in muscle tone in the arms, legs, and stomach as well.
Sexual arrousal certainly does increase the heart rate. Ive found through personal experience that whenever I have an orgasm, my heart starts pounding. :lol:



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06 Nov 2007, 1:54 pm

That sounds like Precordial Catch Syndrome, which I suffer from quite frequently. It's decidedly uncomfortable, and can exacerbate existing anxiety, but is basically harmless. That said, I would urge you to get checked out by a GP to make sure it's not a sign of something more urgent.



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06 Nov 2007, 5:17 pm

Everchanging wrote:
That sounds like Precordial Catch Syndrome, which I suffer from quite frequently. It's decidedly uncomfortable, and can exacerbate existing anxiety, but is basically harmless. That said, I would urge you to get checked out by a GP to make sure it's not a sign of something more urgent.


Thanks for the concern - but I very much doubt I have that... it's a mixture of different concepts causing overwhelming stress... I can't handle it all. :(


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06 Nov 2007, 5:55 pm

EURRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

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06 Nov 2007, 7:17 pm

samtoo wrote:
I've never known if this is supposed to be a metaphorical expression or what but mine's aching and it literally hurts... 8O I mean physically hurts and that.


Love is a mysterious thing, though you may want to cut back on your cholesterol intake just to be on the safe side. :wink:



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06 Nov 2007, 7:53 pm

yes



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07 Nov 2007, 2:36 am

Phagocyte wrote:
samtoo wrote:
I've never known if this is supposed to be a metaphorical expression or what but mine's aching and it literally hurts... 8O I mean physically hurts and that.


Love is a mysterious thing, though you may want to cut back on your cholesterol intake just to be on the safe side. :wink:


Yeppers I clearly like this girl don't I? But I know what the world is like - the only way for me to deal with this is to continue my persuit - can't wave the white flag now - I've come too far. Tell you what, even if this persuit is to no avail, I gave it a go...
This world is a b***h - there's no shame to admit that the damn thing gets me down a lot - the world is a f***** up place... I would actually rather expect her to not get with me anyway... but I still have a chance in this - so long as there's a chance, there's every reason to persue the girl that can umm... literally make my heart ache.


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07 Nov 2007, 11:12 am

Ach... it's doing it again...


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07 Nov 2007, 4:36 pm

yup.


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08 Nov 2007, 9:02 pm

This just happened to me recently. Before that, I didn't know it was really possible.



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10 Nov 2007, 6:53 am

Whenever I run for 100m. Or otherwise excert myself. Though often it's just my chest that is to narrow to handle lung-expansion properly.


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13 Nov 2007, 12:17 am

Samtoo, I think that happened to me a few times before... usually either over fictional characters dying or over how all these people in the world were suffering and I couldn't do a thing about it. :lol: :oops: :cry:



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13 Nov 2007, 1:50 am

I felt that way yesterday



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23 Nov 2007, 10:13 am

yes it physically can heart i keep feeling like ive been stabbed there