Heart palpitations getting bad

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Hi,

First some history, I have EDS, ME, CRPS.

The last few months I have been getting heart palpitations. At first just one now and then and then increasing to between 10-30 a day. They are a big pause like my heart has stopped which takes my breath away and then a big thump, it lasts a second or two. I had an ecg 6days ago but didn't catch any of them on it. The last 4 days I have been feeling awful. If I lie down and don't move or talk or anything they are only every half hour or so but if I am trying to do something they are every few minutes and cause a pain in my chest and make me feel breathless and dizzy. I'm supposed to go for blood tests but I've been feeling too ill to go. I don't feel ill enough to call an ambulance or go to hospital but I definitely feel something is not right.

Chrissy

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    Are you seeing a cardiologist? Ask them for a Holter monitor of several days. It's a small heart monitor you carry with you, with patches applied to your chest. Hopefully this can catch what is happening. I had one for 48 hours and it caught my Supraventricular Tachycardia (fast heart rate). Before this I had on and off palpitations for a month.

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    No I have only seen my gp so far. I don't know whether I should call him or what to do really. It's the last day of the holidays and I can't even barely talk

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    The last days of the holidays I meant
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      If you’re feeling that awful, I would call an ambulance and go to the emergency room.  That’s what I did.   It’s your heart, and if it doesn’t feel right it warrants attention.  No one will question you for going in because you are “not ill enough”.
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    Our hospital has the worst death rate in the country so that is very scary. Also I was told that ambulances won't take me wheelchair which would make it very difficult for me.

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