A while back i posted here about having some issues (Namely Palpitations, some chest pain, and racing heartbeats). I ended up having the Holter Monitor test, and while they said nothing serious was wrong, they found a "Discrepancy" and wanted me to visit the Cardiologist. (It wasnt an urgent appointment or anything, the earliest one they had is the middle of next month)
I have yet to receive any of the results in paper yet (Except from a few earlier visits), but the doctors dont seem to be worried about it. I'v had the Stress Test, Echo cardiogram, EKG's, X-Rays, numerous blood tests, and now even the monitor. But it still just doesnt feel like something that should be happening as often as it does. And just earlier tonight, I had a strange sensation/attack while sitting that felt like my heart just went full speed for a few seconds, and felt like it was skipping/off beat, and only ended after some forceful coughing.
Is there any sort of medication or something i could ask my doctor for to try to keep things stable till i see the cardiologist? Because the whole issue is getting fairly annoying/stressful which I get the feeling is just agitating the problem, and I just want to hurry up and try to pinpoint the issue.View Thread
For probably about the past few years, i'd have an occassional heart palpitation when i exerted myself too much or with lack of sleep. Though lately (Over the past few months), i have been getting an occassional racing heartbeat that sometimes might last a few minutes.
Just recently over last weekend it seemed like i was having a more serious one (That lasted about an hour), which ended up with me going to the E.R. The doctors did EKG's and X-Rays and saw no problems, but wanted me to get a stress test done the following week. They also said it was likely either stress, or from my diet, drinking of caffiene and lack of exercise.
It seemed like over the past week, sometimes during the day i'd have a spell where i feel a bit lightheaded and dizzy, but not accompanied by any heart racing or anything. I had the stress test yesterday along with a sonogram and was able to run for about 6 minutes, and my heart rate hit about 180-190. The doctor said there was nothing that seemed seriously abnormal.
Havent gotten the results back yet from the cardiologist, but i'm just worried that there might be something they missed? It never seems like i have the full blown dizziness or heart racing attacks when i'm under observation (Except for the E.R visit where my heart rate was at about 120-130 bpm). And i also get an occassional jolt of chest pain, or a bit of tightness which i told the doctors about but they didnt see any reason to worry.
Could it be stress related like they claimed? For the past 2 weeks i have been getting much more sleep and drinking more water/fluids, but i still seemed to get more of the attacks in the past week. And i had an attack similar to the one that i went to the E.R for, but after drinking water and resting for about 30 minutes it went away.View Thread
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