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I am so pleased to have found this site and read patients' experiences with this very tiresome, debilitating and frightening heart problem. I am a 70 year old female and my heart problem developed during pregnancy 48 years ago! It started with missed beats, gradually developing over the years into sudden runs of very fast beats and other weird "feelings" that my heart was doing. I have seen countless specialists, worn 24 hour tapes, been rushed to hospital on three occasions when the whole thing developed into a full-blown panic attack, told it is my nerves etc. etc. I take Bisoprolol but I don't think they do anything at all to alleviate the situation. It all feels so hopeless. I don't feel I can keep going back to pester my doctor. I think my heart has "hiccups". I do think it is digestive-related. I don't like anything tight around my tummy area as I think this exacerbates it. I try to take deep breaths when it is happening - it calms me a little and makes me concentrate on something else instead of my flippin heart! I just think they are absolutely horrible things and I don't think it is "normal" at all despite what the specialists say. Over the years I have just been reduced to a wretched bag of nerves - it is no life!
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