Tachycardia And Arrythmias?
Posted 20 December 2007 - 01:09 AM
Does anyone else here feel they have certain symptoms certain times of the year , they last for a month or so and then on to the next thing. My heart was racing over 100 and I usually have a very low heart rate of 55. Susie54
Posted 20 December 2007 - 06:11 AM
You are not alone in this at all. As a matter of fact the "racing heart" thing seems to be coming up a lot lately. I wonder if it has anything to do with the time of year, weather change etc. Not sure. But I personally have had NO sleep for the past 4 nights due to my heart racing and pounding in my ears so loud I figure my husband could hear it. I've had it checked out extensively and they tell me everything is fine. So I try not to worry about it too much, but it's sure annoying!! It will last for a week or two and then stop and not reappear for awhile.
If we're all going to be up in the middle of the night with racing hearts, maybe we should meet in chat.
Posted 20 December 2007 - 12:16 PM
I know that my first epsode of tachycardia happened when I had been outside on a very cold January day. Yet another resaon to stay inside and keep warm!
Posted 21 December 2007 - 01:12 PM
Posted 22 December 2007 - 02:11 AM
Happy Holidays to all of you and hope we slow down afterwards. SUsie54
Posted 22 December 2007 - 06:31 AM
I am sos sorry that you are not feeling well. Heart issues can be scary and although every one says it is the time of year and cold, it may not be the case for you. If you don't feel good, you should have it checked out!
It may be nothing but better to be safe than sorry.
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Posted 22 December 2007 - 09:02 AM
I've been having some of the same symptoms and cardiac evaluation showed no heart problems. Meanwhile, I still feel lousy! What helps me, as I just said in another thread, is an anti-anxiety pill that I just happened to have. The doctor said it would be okay to take it for now because I don't actually know why I am aving the racing heart and chest pains and so forth. My rheumatologist was supposed to call me back yesterday, but didn't, so now I am just waiting to see what I need to do. But, the anti anxiety pill works great -- and I only take a half!
As for this sort of thing being seasonal, I think stress is certainly seasonal. holiday is just the busiest time and the crowds are terrible and there is too much to do and too many people to try to please! I do think stress may be my problem!
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Posted 01 January 2008 - 03:13 PM
Hope you all had a great holiday. I was sooo busy between work & the rest of the holiday living that I didn't have anything left over to share. Sorry But here we are in the new year & rockin' & rollin along doing pretty good! Almost feel guilty for feeling decent & no pain meds for 6 whole days - the pain is tolerable - it's a holiday miracle!!!! I didn't really think I'd feel better ever again, let alone no pain meds, but here I am hoping to give hope to you reading!
Hoping for miracles in 2008 for all of us no matter how small!
Posted 02 January 2008 - 12:49 PM
Posted 02 January 2008 - 02:07 PM
I had a racing heart and a really high heart rate (120-130 at rest) and it turns out I had Grave's disease. I was misdiagnosed 2 years ago with Hypothyroidism and nobody wanted to negate that diagnosis. Unfortunately for me, that meant suffering for several months before someone figured it out. -- So consider having your TSH checked.
Denelle in MN
Posted 02 January 2008 - 02:28 PM
In 1974 when I was in the hospital for testing my cardiologist looked at me and said "what just happened? I lost you for a few seconds." I had no idea what he was talking about. A few minutes later he said "it just happened again". I just looked at him. He put a 24 holter monitor on me and found my heart would take off racing at over 180 beats per minute and my blood pressure would plummet. At that time the monitors actually had a tape in them and I ran the tape out. I was literally blacking out for a few seconds everytime my heart would race. I was so used to the feeling that I thought it was normal! What ever was causing the problem has resolved itself over the years.
Looking back I had one smart cardiologist . In 1974 on my chart he had written "SLE (scleroderma?)". He was on the right track way back then. I'll never forget looking up SLE and scleroderma and hoping I had Lupus !
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Posted 03 January 2008 - 03:39 AM
Posted 03 January 2008 - 12:44 PM
I had the increased heart rate (over 130) with just sitting down or laying in bed a few months ago. My pulmonary artery pressure was 30-35. Normal is below 25. My pulmonary doctor insisted my pressure was not high enough to cause my increased heart rate and was not due to pulmonary artery hypertension. But I convinced him to start treatment for it anyway. I have been taking Bosetan for the past 2 months and I cannot tell you how great I feel. No more increased heart rate, no more pounding in my chest, no more chest pain, no more lower leg swelling, and increased energy. Good luck!!
Posted 09 January 2008 - 10:15 AM
Like Denelle I have thyroid problems causing the rapid heart rate. I am still going through the investigation process with being hyperthyroid.
When the heart gets involved it seems to make it scarier but hopefully your doctors treat you as a whole person and check to see how all your 'parts' work together since you don't want to have something treated at the expense of someting else your body is going through. It sure gets complicated with all the meds and side effects and then to have a new symptom occur it just adds to the stress and anxiety.
Keep positive thoughts and a good doctor on speed dial!
Posted 09 January 2008 - 12:21 PM
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Posted 10 January 2008 - 10:28 AM
Been thinkin' about you and wondering how you've been doin'... I'm sorry to read that you're having this trouble... hoping you are able to find resolution soon. It can be very disconcerting to have something like this going on, for sure.
Like penandinkwell, I have thyroid issues going on as well that aren't yet resolved. I have an appointment with an endocrinologist on Jan 22, so I hope to have someanswers soon. My issue is hyperthyroid... two goiters, smaller on left side, than on right side.
Take care... Big Hugs,
Posted 10 January 2008 - 04:49 PM
I am always wondering how everyone is here as we all have things going on that are not normal at times. I am so inspired when I read how everyone is so strong in handling all that is thrown at them. It inspires me . I am going to the doctor tomorrow to start finding out if I am ignoring too much. Sometimes I tend to do that just because I know it means alot of tests that cost money. Thanks for caring. I will keep you posted. Susie54
Posted 10 January 2008 - 05:43 PM
Debonair Susie - good luck with the endocrinologist appt. Please let us know how you make out with that. I am still awaiting my referral but have already gone through the uptake test and scan along with ultrasound, blood work and biopsies.
Susie 54 - let us know how you do at the doctor tomorrow. I hope the appointment is helpful and will answer questions you have.
I'm glad to have found this forum, it sure helps to have contact with others who have issues with scleroderma. It's nice not to feel alone!
I will continue to wish everyone good health and say thanks, this is going to be a helpful place to visit and to make new friends.
Posted 10 January 2008 - 06:05 PM
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