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So background on me I'm an overall healthy male and I am 30 years old, 6 foot 2 inches tall and weigh 178 pounds.
These attacks began out of the blue about 2 years ago and have been a nightmare in my life ever since so i will give a run down of what i experience and if you have any suggestions or insight please share with me.
So during these random attacks that i get i experience a resting heart rate of between 160-190 bpm, and my blood pressure goes up to an average of 180/100(as documented by the Emergency room doctors). I also experience a sense of impending doom like im having a heart attack and soemetimes but not always get blurry vision tingling hands and feet and muscle spasms or contractions that are uncontrollable.
Now the cause of these attacks is so far unknown and i am currently in my last few days of a month long halter monitor for my heart. However there are sometimes certain things that will cause these attacks. One is exercise if i even remotely push myself even slightly in the gym weight lifting or running an attack will happen. Also if i drink caffeine an attack will happen. Sometimes also they happen at random watching tv..during a movie or something similar. They have also began happening lately if i eat a bigger(but not crazy big amount) of food.
Now so far my doctors have the following to say... My cardiologist says its PVC of the heart and are completely benign. He told me im ok to push myself Working out(although the attack will always happen if i do). My general physician said he thinks that its SVT of the heart. I also went to a second general physician for a second opinion who told me its overactive nervous system. The ER doctors so far have all said anxiety attacks except for one ER doctor who said he suspects something wrong with my adrenal glands.
So far the only medication i take is a 20 mg propranolol (inderol) beta blocker and only take it as needed if im feeling an attack coming on.
These symptoms have been steadily taking over my life more and more lately and are beginning to get in the way of my happiness as my favorite things to do is workout and play basketball. Due to these attacks i have been unable to do either one unless i go about as slow or slower than skmeone in their 70s or 80s in which case i do ok because i am not pushing my heart at all.
Does anyone experience anything similar to this?if so what do you know about these types of symptoms and do you have any suggestions of things to try?
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