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Old 01-17-2011, 04:13 AM   #1
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could this be a heart problem?

hey there Im Chris, and im 24 and 6ft 3 around 10 st. I suffer from mild asthma, i also posted this in the general health boards a while ago with no luck so thought id give here a try. Please be patient as i have quite a bit to say..

Over the past 6 years ive had these symptoms Tiredness, fast heartbeat, occasional palpitations, nervousness, a lack of energy, intolerence to heat (makes me feel drained) sometimes trouble sleeping, veins swelling/bulging in my lower arms and legs( which is most the time) ,cold hands.. noticed my nails sometimes go purple, achey legs, dizziness, coughing up phlem, visual diturbances such as pulsing in outer sides of my vision and occasionally a flicker when i go from being in the light and going straight into the dark.

quite a while ago i decided to go to my GP because i coughed up blood in my phlem, They referred me to hospital for tests, I had a x-ray and CT scan of my chest which came back clear and they said it was likely due to chest infection which i was given antibiotics for. I also had multiple blood tests, and blood pressure test which also came back fine aswell as multiple ECG since then. which they said was fine apart from noticing that i have a fast heart beat they couldnt find any other problems.

Since then i have been experiencing more symptoms and the same ones but worsened. Ive had tiredness, palpitations(daily), very achey legs, tingling in my fingers and feet (sometimes only slight) and dizziness, a few panic attacks and some anxiety, racing heart , and so forth. I noticed though that i tend to get palpitations everyday and they occur more so in the evening. sometimes bending down can give me one and i have had them during sex which ussually means i have to stop to calm myself down.

I ve been to see my GP for another blood test and blood pressure test which came back clear it also tested my thyroid levels which were fine infact the only thing they found was a deffciency in vitamin D, which they prescribed vitamins for me. I have also been into hospital again since for the day because i felt really bad and started to panic which made it worse and which they gave me another blood test which was fine aswell as a ECG.

A few months after i made an appointment to have a ultrasound done of my heart (echo cardiogram) results from that came back normal.
They cant seem to find whats wrong with me they just say its anxiety and pscyological but im not convinced.
I would also like to add that im not on any other drugs of any kind and i rarely drink and i dont smoke. I take my inhalers for my asthma Clenil modulite (brown) 2 puffs twice a day and ventolin (blue) only if i get out of breath.

I had pestered my gp enough that she has given me beta blockers to help with the palps and racing heart. I am on 1.25 mg of bisprolol which i have been taking for a month, after a month i went back to see her told her that its helped with the racing heart but im still getting palpitations and all the other symptoms from day to day. I have insisted on going to a palpitation clinic because im very worried. I'm going to get them to give me a holter so i can show them my palps. The only problem is i cant get a appointment untill march. This is really effecting my quality of life i need to find what the problem is so i can deal with it.

Does this sound familiar to anyone? could this be a heart problem? any suggestions would be very welcome, i am at my witts end with this. I am desperate for answers

thanks for reading

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Old 01-17-2011, 09:31 AM   #2
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Re: could this be a heart problem?

Sounds like you may have svt and anxiety. I have had svt for many years and bending over is one thing that will make mine come on. As far and gradualy heart racing and face tingling and fingers. I had teh same thing my dr did tell me it was anxiety (mostly over my heart)... He said when you start to get some anxiety you will breath (unknownly) faster and shallow.. The reslut IS tingling throughout the body which in turn makes your anxiety worse...So be aware of your breathing breath more deep andslowly whn you feel some anxiety. Also SVT or paps is brought on more with stress and anxiety Hope that helps some

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Old 01-19-2011, 03:13 PM   #3
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Re: could this be a heart problem?

thanks for the response, i know that anxiety can cause the palps but im not sure if itd really cause my other symptoms ive listed? like aching legs and when i go out in a little bit of cold my fingers go completely white and nails turn purpleish.

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Bump- can anyone help please?

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