Posted , 4 users are following.
I'll start off in March of 2017, I was resting at home and out of no where I started to notice my heart beat more than in the past. It felt as if it was getting harder and harder, so of course I panic, and drive myself to the E.R. I tell them I think I'm having a heart attack (btw I'm almost 21 at this point, 6'2 195 male, went to the gym 6 days out of the week, and never had any medical conditions.) So they check my blood pressure, run an EKG on me, and both came back fine. They put me in a bed and take some blood samples, and the tests they ran on my blood came back fine as well. So they did not officially rule it as a panic attack on paper, but they were saying that was most likely I was dealing with. Ever since then, it's never been the same. Certain things I watch make me uneasy at times, and sometimes it gets hard to breathe, especially laying down. It's rare, but once in a while I'll jolt myself awake as I'm about to go to sleep because I don't feel myself breathing (if that makes sense?) Did some research and I came across sleep apnea. Then that was related to possibly heart failure. So now I'm worried that I might have that, since due to HF, fluids are stored in the lungs, making it harder to breathe. As far as I know, I don't have heart failure running through either side of my family. I'm still very active, go to the gym, and play basketball 3 or 4 times a week. So is it possible for a 22 year old male to have either apnea or heart failure at this age? I will greatly appreciate any answers. Thank you so much for those who have taken the time to read all this.
0 likes, 4 replies