- Sep 23, 2019
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Sorry I just now saw your reply, but I appreciate it. I'm not terribly worried, in the sense that I don't feel like my heart is in awful shape. But as I'm sure you know, these sensations we sometimes get can make us feel like things are bad.I just canceled my appointment with my heart doctor, due to social distancing/COVID spread. I even had palpitations last night and some today! I just worry about SVT, which is why I am on low dose beta blocker. My cardiologist isn’t even concerned about the random SVT episodes I get occasionally. I guess what I’m trying to say is I’m a big heart hypochondriac and I willingly canceled my appt and will reschedule later. If I felt something different or the SVT didn’t go away, then of course I would go in ASAP. I have had issues with heart palpitations when I’ve done more strenuous or not so strenuous things: lifting heavier objects, bending over to look underneath something, sitting in a chair, etc. Mine are so random. I think you are ok, but certainly go to the doc if something is different for you. That’s what I did for my last SVT that lasted longer than usual. The doc still wasn’t concerned but she did give me a beta blocker. I haven’t had an SVT with the beta blocker so far, but there have been a few times I thought one was coming, just by the nature of the heart palpitations I have preceding my SVTs. Hard to say if the beta blocker is working.
I hope you feel well soon. I understand what all you're saying. I also don't tend to have any other symptoms, except occasionally I may feel a bit lightheaded and/or "short of breath" with the palpitations. I do believe that's anxiety though, that initial shot of adrenaline that occurs when I feel the palpitation.I take spells with them. I may go days or weeks or maybe a month without a single one. Have been under huge stress the last couple weeks and they have returned. This afternoon I believe they were the worst I've ever had in my life. Felt like every 4-5 beats I'd feel one. No chest pain, hard to breathe, nothing. But it freaked me out. Lasted like that for several hrs. Still having them but not quite as bad. Yesterday I was in an almost all day anxiety attack. Not quite panic, but really amped up. Had a tough day at work. Felt kinda ok today but not the best. This afternoon was scary tho.
Lately I've been doing well! I wonder if this was just yet another flue of sorts. Despite all the stress I've been under lately (things I'm actively addressing) I've not noticed any of these, even during strenuous activity. Once in a long while I may feel a light flutter or skip when I'm not doing anything, but it's nothing like what was happening when I initially wrote this post.
Nothing else has changed. I'm still on the 25mg Atenolol, nothing else. Checked BP a while back, because I had a routine doctor appt (though it was cancelled due to the pandemic) and it was fine. I check before I go to appts because it always runs high in their office.
But yeah, doing well in this department lately. Haha.