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Right abit about my background,
I'm a 30 year old male. 5ft7. 11.8 stone
I went to the doctors just after Christmas because I was feeling panicky about having palpatations and my racing heartbeat.I went through a serious of blood test to look at my cholosterol, blood sugars etc. And I have a 24hr blood pressure monitor fitted. All came back OK but he said my panic attacks and palpatations were triggered by anxiety. I was prescribed with prolanolol and I have been on them for 3 weeks now. First few weeks were great but the past 3-4 days I have been experiencing this drop in my heart beat. It feels like it skips a whole beat and like a thump on my chest. It's scary as hell and I have to catch a breath , I even pressed against my pulse on my neck to see if it did skip and it dropped then carried on as normal.
This scared me so I went to A and E, I was given a 30 second ECG in which time I didn't experience one of these drops (typical). They said that was OK. But he said he wanted to refer me to my GP and have a 24 hour monitor fitted on my just to measure it over a longer period of time. He was going to do a blood test and chest x ray but his colleague advised I didn't need that and they sent me home, now I am just sat here with this horrible feeling waiting for my appointment. I can talk to anyone about as they don't seem to understand and tell me to chill out, I have googles it extensively and came up with ectopic heart beat but I just want a little bit of reassurence as it is scaring the life out of me that my heart is going to stop at any minute. Like I said I am on prolanolol and it doesn't seem to effect these drops in beat.
Sorry for the long winded explanation but it's driving me insane.
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