Since the beginning of Sept I began having PVCs pretty bad. It was either brought on by my period or maybe coincidence. But they were horrible enough that I went to the ER. They got really bad the day before I got my period and stayed pretty bad during the week of. The ER heart monitor said I had benign pvcs. Well they never have gone completely away and here I am with another period and another relentless bout of pvcs.
Trying to take some control over my health and to find answers, I went to an endocrinologist to check my hormones. I wanted my female hormones checked and a better thyroid test. Endocrinologist thought my TSH was a bit low for someone my age so ordered the thyroid antibodies to be sure.
This is what has me scared out of my wits. I told him these started about the time I started running again, which was the end of August beginning of Sept. He immediately said I probably have cardiomyopothy
That's no good. That's no good at all!! I told him I had an echo, 24hr holter and blood work 2yrs ago on my heart and all was normal. But he still said I probably had it. People die of cardiomyopothy or at least they don't live very long with it.
I know so many of you have gone through all of this stuff in varying degrees. What do you think? If I had a healthy heart a mere 2-2 1/2yrs ago, is it possible to have cardiomyopathy so severe that I'm having arrhythmias caused by it? Please help me get some peace of mind because this fear of heart disease is NOT going to help with the heart palpitations! Thanks!!