What's Wrong With My Heart?
I'm new to this, so bare with me. I just thought i'd post what's going on with my heart. - I'll start from the start.
I'm a healthy (was healthy) 21 year old female. A very stress free, happy, fit lifestyle.
About 8 months ago I was lying on my bed reading a book and all of a sudden I started getting heart palpitations, they would come every hour on average.
A few days or so after the palpitations started, my heart would start beating really fast, I became aware of my heart constantly pounding away, very fast. It felt tiring.
I ended up in hospital with severe chest pains and a racing heart beat. My heart spiked up to 200beats per minute while I was in emergency (I passed out when this occurred). They did blood tests and my results came back positive for blood clots so they put me on blood thinners and kept me in hospital for a few days.
Emergency Hospital visits became regular as my heart would beat super fast and I'd faint or have bad chest pains..
I got referred to a specialist who did tests such as a stress test and scans. The stress test showed my heart beat is too high, this also showed up while on a 24 hour holter monitor, which showed that my resting heart rate is about 130. After putting me on beta blockers to bring my heart rate down the specialists answers for all this was that it's just "one of those things".
I've been on beta blockers for about 4 months now, my heart rate is slower, I am not getting palpitations as often. But they're still there.
But now I get severe, SEVERE chest pains. I'm constantly tired. I get pains in my RIGHT arm and they shoot up into my shoulder and jaw. I get out of breath really quickly, I've gained weight, every time I exercise it hurts my chest.
The pain in my chest is like a pressure pain. Like someone is squeezing my heart. And it's nearly always there, I always have some sort of pain or feeling in my chest.
I get really nauseas and hot and sweaty lately, feeling like i'm going to black out, over the last few weeks I get this feeling a couple of times a day.
So my symptoms are:
-Chest pains (pressure, squeezing)
-Arm, shoulder and jaw pain (shooting pains)
-Waves of nausea
-Feeling like i'm going to pass out
I must also add that this isn't left unattended, I am getting a second opinion in two weeks.
Would just love to hear other peoples views.