Obsessed with heart activity/palipitations/heart rate

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I suppose I'm hoping to meet others who have had similar experiences to me and can reassure me. For the last two months ( and very sporadically over two years) I've had worrying hear activity. It began with palpitations and missing beats. I had an ecg and was fine. Then 2 wks ago after a chilled Sunday and 2 large wines my heart rate went up to 120 and wouldn't come down no matter the meditation. Went to a and e ecg was fine so sent me home. I'm waiting to have a three day heart monitor this week but I am suffering g badly today. It was my Godson's holy communion celebrations so I had a little wine now my heart rates been 100 plus for four hours. Could it be alcohol? It does race without alcohol sometimes thou. I am convinced that I've got heart disease and will have s stroke or heart attack. I just want to be normal, I know my 9 year old is noticing I'm not myself and I just want to be the got scto e mummy I used to be. Not someone too scared to run or swim o case my heart gives in.

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    Thanks James. Yea I'm holding off alcohol which is a bit of a bummer as lots of social engagements but it's just not worth it. I've got my heart monitor for three days Thurs and Dr on monday. I suffer with palpitations which when happen throw my anxiety in a rage but I think this racing heart is a different issue and more than likely linked to booze. It's just star he as I e always drank at weekends so see why it's only happening now ? 😢

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      I forgot to mention, that dehydration can cause issues along with a lack of the right nutrients. Makes sure your diet accounts for this or get supplements to compensate. Also, there are ways to help stop these issues by drinking water or taking deep breaths. There are more like taking cayenne pepper but please check with your Doctor about this as your medical needs may be different. 
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    I have had heart issues from my birth. This is what I think you must ask your doctor.

    Can it be Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation(AF), basically intermittent AF?

    Or can it be Ectopic heartbeats, also known as PAC or PVC's? Both are not life-threatening but Atrial Fibrillation must be treated.

    I am not a doctor, but a patient who has asked many questions during my lifetime.

    You can also read this post about panic attacks and palpitations. http://www.myafibheart.com/heart-palpitations-panic-attacks/

     

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