What can I do for fast, erratic heartbeat?
Hello to all! Happy New Year!
I have been reading some of your threads that caught my interest! let me say this, I turn 52 in Nov. 28th. I myself have skip and flop and miss fire you name it.. Its been with me since I was young (8). I remember my family and I went on a vacation at the lake in Arkansas. That's the beginning of my problem started! Mom and Dad taken me to a nearby doctor because of my side was hirting me so bad I had to bend over to keep the pain down. The problem was something I have ate. Than the doctor told my parents that I have a heart murmur. I just didn't know what that was just didn't care because I was young at the time.
Than, I was around 15 or alittle older I felt my first bad thing of my life!! I was playing basketball with some of friends in the gym and it hit me.. As I was coming down from a rebound, not soon as my feet hit the floor my heart went so fast. I felt the heart as like it was a run away sewing machine this would last about 30 sec. I Went to the doctor and he said, that was dangerous so did a ekg and of course normal. This happen to me 5 more times spread out in my teen years doing active things as playing ball or running down or up a hills. limit what I did.. My weight was 160 lbs at 6 foot.
As time pass I started getting heart skips and fluttering, no fast beats just skips and fluttering of the heart! Very scarey! Doctor also put me on a heart monitor and did found the skips and mild case of fluttering. Man these things got a mind of its on. I try to control it even pray just make them stop. Why can't I be like everyone else normal!! Been fighting with these thing for years off and on! Had from stress test to ekg and you name it. Sometimes I get tried of fight it and just live with it.. I thought by now some doctor would have the same thing and come up with an answer or cure. You know now with tech knowledge!
Sorry! telling whole life story! I see that im not along on this issue on the heart problem. As doctor would say, its normal. Well, let me share one more thing .. 2 weeks ago I was talking to some friends at Walmart it was at night around 10:30 and as I was talking to them I had a hard skip and jumping around my chest and I could feel it pretty good, the heart was doing this for about 7 to 8 sec. The funny thing of this, is that I just kept on talking. Like nothing was happening with me.. When I got back home sat on the couch and get normal and skips and flutters untill i went to bed...have at time to wake me but, went back to sleep.
I work as a cable installer and love my work. I climb poles and work in attics and under floors putting in cable and install equipment. It seem to me that the winter time is more active. I take a beta blockers pill called Atenolol 25 mg. for sometime 8 years. It does alittle bit for me not much. My weight is 220 lbs 6 foot. If anyone knows of anything else a person can do,,, Please let me know.. All take care Wayne
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Last edited by Waynebro; 01-01-2010 at 12:55 PM.
Reason: putting my weight and height