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I've read a few posts on here and it's really reassuring to know there's lots of others in a similar position.
I am very fortunate that the company I work for insists on medical checks, the particular day of my appointment an ex cardio specialist nurse took my pulse. He was concerned said I go to the GP.
Straight away at the GP surgery I was put on an ECG machine, then referred to hospital. I wore a holter monitor, did an excercise test and results showed I had two natural pacemakers meaning my heart was working at additional 26%. I had a an ablation which went really well and I've lived a normal life until now, that was 4 years ago, I was 25.
Now 29, In March I felt funny again, heart racing at times, out of breath lots and really tired. I tried to ignore it and couldn't work out if it's in my head or is real. I went back to GP who referred me back to the hospital. My appointment was supposed to be last week but they cancelled it until mid October.
I had so much riding on this appointment as I'm feeling worse and worse. In a meeting the other day, I was nervous of asking a question (audience 80+people) did so anyway and couldn't get my words out because it felt like my heart was beating in my throat. I'm supposed to be training for a tri, scared to train too hard, exhausted most the time. I look after myself, sleep well, don't drink lots, never smoked.
I'm so frustrated the appointment will be 7 months since I raised at the doctors.
I feel like I'm putting my life on hold, I don't know how much excercise I can be doing, how hard I can be pushing myself. If it's real or if it's me being paranoid. If it's back again what does that mean. The technology is too new but I think mine is hereditary as my granny was an orphan at a young age, her dad died of heart attacks in their 40's, both her brothers also died of heart attacks at a young age. Lucky technology has moved on a little. If I didn't have the initial appointment, I wouldn't have ever known so I'm lucky in some sense but still so worried in the other.
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