Last June i went to my GP for a repeat prescription for Zoton for acid reflux and i was breathing rather fast and hard (was normal to me) so he done a mini ECG and it showed my heart rate was 184 so he sent me straight to A&E where i had a proper ECG, blood work, urine test and X-ray, everything came back clear other then the fact i had a racing heart, when it got down to 140 they let me go home and made an appointment for me to wear a holter monitor for 24 hours in September, in December i finally got to see a cardiologist who said they would do more tests and still had not listened to the holter monitor recording!! (i was furious)
Last month i went and had a Echo cardiogram which showed i was tachycardia and 2 of the heart valves (they was 3 letter words one with a c and one with a v) was contracting, i also got the results for the holter monitor which showed i have a continuous heart rate of 150-160.
Tomorrow i am getting an event monitor put on for 30 days to try and catch one of my episodes, these being that in the beginning every so often i would get a sharp pain in my chest (between my breasts) and then i would feel like i could not get enough oxygen even tho i was taking deep breaths, these would last about 45 minutes and then i would be very tired and usually fall asleep in the chair for a few hours. Now this happens every day sometimes more then once a day and i pass out for a minute or two and then i get very tired and fall asleep. Now the cardiologists are saying there is a possibility i have epilepsy and that is why i am passing out. :/
I am always tired, physically tired, i am a student and my course finishes this May and i have missed loads already due to this. I am so scared to go to sleep that the only time i do sleep is if i pass out because i can no longer keep my eyes open, i am so scared because when i have gone to bed i have woken up struggling to breath and my heart going like a F1 car
The doctors are speeding up trying to get to the bottom of this so they can start treating what ever is causing all of this so that i am happy about.
Nobody seems to understand tho, my GP told me to explain it that if they went to the gym for 2 hours and done a full cardiac work up how tired would they feel after? and that is me 24/7 7 days a week, but they still don't get it.
I've been advised to stay away from stress, any form of exercise or anything that would naturally increase your heart rate so i literally can do nothing!!
Sorry its so long....