I have been having arrhythmias for a couple of years (I actually started noticing them when I first became ill with Hashimoto's thyroiditis). They became progressively worse (meaning I was noticing them more frequently) last October. I had a holter monitor test and found that I have PACs.
The symptoms I get along with them are: tingly fingers/toes, light-headedness and SOB (I also get a tightness/pressure/pulling sensation in my chest).
Anyway, I went on birth control in December due to a variety of female health issues (recurrent miscarriages, ruptured ovarian cysts, uterine hemmorhages and constant bleeding/spotting for over a year). Oddly, my PACs either stopped or became unnoticeable.
I was on the patch (ortho-evra) and the only time I noticed them was during my week off.
Well, I went off the BC entirely this month (it's been over two weeks) and I'm having PACs worse than ever. This sounds really funny but when I get them I have the same symptoms as before but in addition I feel like I have a lot of pressure in my head (I wish I could describe it better
). It's like someone is squeezing it (it's the same pressure feeling I get in my chest only it's in my head too now).
Does this sound like something I should be concerned about? I'm so used to going to the dr and having them brush me off that I hesitate to call (took them two years to diagnose my thyroid condition and I had to request the testing for it).
I'm taking a cal/mag supplement (and I have been consistantly since last October). I know that skipping meals and not getting enough sleep induces them but that's not an issue for me.