I have always been a healthy person and been very active. Recently, i have had several panic type attacks and have also been feeling bad bodily. I have a faster than normal heartbeat for some unknown reason....I thought I gave myself a hernia at the gym, and I've had a cold and just generally felt like I was falling apart. I usually don't have any health problems. I was really worried about a hernia for awhile there. I knew i would have to get surgery to fix it if I did have one. I thought I'd be out of work for weeks and couldn't do anything. I really like to work out so that would really suck. I have really had a lot of anxiety over this and thought about it night and day. I was reallly bummed out about it. I was carefull for awhile what I lifted and did so that I didn't make things any worse. I now don't really think I have a hernia anymore but that maybe it was just a pulled muscle. I felt a twinge one day while working out and thought it was a hernia. My anxiety over this has lessened quite a bit and I think I am ok now. My heart rate on the other hand still does give me some anxiety. It is faster than normal. I don't know what could be causing this. When I am active working and moving heavy stuff, it is just beating away really fast. I usually have a heart rate of about 60 per minute but now it's up around 80 or so. I have no real pain in my chest....only slight sensations from time to time is all...which I atribute to anxiety...not really any heart problems. This does keep me worried though. I usually wont tax myself to much cuz I don't want to aggrevate anything. anyway...we'll see what happens.