I am a 29yr old female, I am overweight at 233 pounds (5 foot 4 - height)
I have hypothyroidism (not the cause of my arrhythmia) and depression. I went and saw my doctor as I have a rapid heart rate, palpitations, I sometimes feel like I'm going to pass out but don't and I'm always tired. Even mild exercise raises my heart rate even more. I don't get shortness of breath only on exertion. Since this has been going on I feel like I can't relax properly and I get chest pain too sometimes. Ive cut caffeine from my diet and have stopped going to the gym. I have been referred to a cardiologist but I'm going to have to wait 6 months before I can get an appointment.
I'm really missing the exercise (gotta love the natural endorphins).. but I don't know how high my heart rate will go and because I don't know why I have this its probably not that safe either..
My body feels like I'm constantly stressed/nervous, but I normally react differently (I go into a depression and and unable to function well)
I have been to the ED once before as well and they couldn't find anything life-threatening.. but I feel like 6 months is too long to wait. I hate feeling like this and I don't know what to do. any suggestions?View Thread