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Hey everyone. So this is all very long but i''ll try to sum it up as quick as I can. I'm a 30 year old female, slightly overweight but mostly healthy (as far as I know) The last 6 years or so I started with this heart 'issue'. It started as an uncomfortable pounding with some exertion. Heat would bring on a pounding feeling, as would a heavy meal. The only thing that seemed to help was if I drank alcohol, or fell asleep and i'd usually wake up feeling better. So 9 months ago I had a baby and ever since i'm having more issues and more often. After I had my daughter I was getting a lot of chest pains. Well I have been to the ER probably 12 times in the last 5 months for heart issues and they find nothing. I've had countless EKG's, bloodwork checking my cholesterol/lipid levels-all the work-up/stress test, MRI, x-rays..and this week i'm getting a halter monitor to wear. Well i'm no longer really getting the chest pains but i'm getting the pounding feeling a lot more..when I have this feeling sometimes my heart isn't really even pounding..I feel my pulse and it feels pretty normal and steady but it feels uncomfortable. It makes me not want to do any kind of exertion at all and if I do it starts to pound like crazy until I sit back down. Also i've been getting quite a bit of skipped beats..just went to the ER and they caught them on EKG as well as on the heart monitor but said my heart was in a normal rhythm & they were basically benign. I went out last night for a friends birthday and tried having a few beers..at first I was getting the pounding feeling so I was drinking water with my beer...after a while that subsided. Then I started getting the uncomfortable/skipped beats feeling. Alcohol use to 'help' it, but now it seems to make it worse. I just can't understand how I have all of these issues yet they find nothing wrong? Heat seems to make my heart pound uncomfortably, as well after eating sometimes, and chocolate. I no longer drink any caffeine. I do have anxiety but I just feel like this is more than anxiety. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
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