| | My heart is making me CRAZY!
I was diagnosed with SVT almost 2 yrs. ago. After having tests, the electrophysiologist and my cardiologist said that since my heart is healthy and completely normal, that it's not life threatening. I can only recall one episode of the ventricular tachycardia and it was when I was wearing a holter monitor, I can remember that it felt like my heart went nuts for a few seconds. Never felt that again. There were a few times I've had episodes of heart palpitations (the sensation that my heart is skipping a beat). The last time I had an episode was when my brother died and I had almost constant palpitations for 3 weeks. I'd say about 3-5 palps per min. That was about 2 years ago. I still get maybe 5 or so palpitations that I notice PER DAY. Now all of a sudden out of the blue, I'm getting about 3-5 per minute. This has been going on for about 3 days and it's freaking me out! I know they say not to worry but I can't stand it. I do drink caffeinated coffee, I am a smoker. I'm 32 yrs. old. I'm not overweight and I try to watch what I eat. I just don't understand why all of a sudden after 2 yrs., the heart palpitations are back in full force. It's making me so anxious that I can't think of anything else but my heart! I'm sure others have or do experience this, how do you cope with it? I'm thinking of going to see my cardiologist on Monday if it doesn't calm down by then. I see him once a year (every March) and my last appt. was great, the holter mon. showed nothing and my stress test was normal.
Thanks for listening