I know it's scary right now, but you need to try to relax yourself. Go for a walk...excersise. I know it sounds stupid, but it helps.
To help you with your heart beating, take your pulse and count how many beats per minute your heart is beating. It truly helps. It should be in the range of 80-90 beats per minute (resting)
Know that you are not alone. MANY people get this and you need to research and that alone helps calm you.
I had a terrible one, one that I'll never forget and I didn't even know what was happening until I grabbed a medical book and found that it was common. It's your body's "fight or flight" syndrome at work. For some reason, (stress, recent death, just hearing something scary can trigger it) your body seems to think that it's in danger...but your not. You are safe and there is nothing to be afraid of. What helped me (and still does when I start feeling like this) is to think "I've felt like this before" and it seems to help me rationalize what's going on. "Yes, I've had headaches like this before"...and so on and soon you will be able to relax yourself. You have a world of info right in front of you. Use it to educate yourself. If it would make you feel better, go to the doc's and see what they have to say. Get a check up to make sure that everything's alright. Know that this will pass and you'll be back to your old self again in no time. Write down what's been bothering you. This helps alot too. Lie down and relax all of your body from the tip of your head to the tip of your toes and think of nothing but doing this inch by inch of your body. Youll find yourself asleep nore than likely!! LOL
Just relax. You're fine. Let your body know your fine too. Educate yourself.
I hope this helps you!!
· 1 decade ago