Over the last year, I have been getting an occasional feeling as if my heart was skipping a beat (20-30 a day). When I visited my doctor, she said it was an extra beat(?), but rather dismissed the subject as there were not many occurrences. However, for the past week I've been experiencing around 20-30 a minute (every other/ two beats). I visited a new doctor this week and he dismissed them to being a side effect of the steroids I take. However, I have been on Hydrocortisone and Fludrocortisone since birth, so why would it suddenly be a side effect, and why suddenly so many? (my dosage hasn't changed at all for 6-7 years). I have read about this feeling and seen about PVCs and PACs, and feel mine seem to be similar. Since the 'skipping' started, I have also been extremely fatigued and weak, to the point I have to sleep most the day. I was just wondering if anyone has experienced this and can offer any advice? The fatigue and constant skipping is really starting to get me down, as it is stopping me from carrying out basic everyday tasks, so I would really appreciate any advice.
Thank you ever so much.