Post Edited (Sulma) : 11/2/2008 2:46:58 PM (GMT-7)
Wow, I'm excited to hear that I'm not the only one who had cardiac issues. I also have had them during the night and tests after tests all proved "normal".
I certainly see that when I'm going through a herxing cycle then I have more cardiac issue and that knowledge helps me to deal with it better. I push the electrolytes and rest.
When I herx really strong I have problems with oxygen saturation and have oxygen at home for night and as needed during the day.
You have a great doctor, Tyroid issues can cause palpatations, did you check your blood pressure? especially during the palpataions, I get fluctuating blood pressure, I am currently on 2 blood pressure meds, it was very scary to me, the blood pressure meds made a big difference , when the shaking and palps get really bad and I can sleep I sleep on the couch, and I place my head on the arm rest so my back or chest dont touch any surface and I dont feel the palps, I also started taking 3 Advils every few hours and it also helps, I probably have Pericarditis and am trying to get to see my doctor.
Been there, done that-now thru it!When I first had lyme/bart/babs, my heart rate would race when I stood-I flunked the tilt table and was diagnosed with POTS_postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Sometimes beta-blockers make it worse. I found a Dr who specialized in it-he recommended ...nothing. After 2 years of treatment (I was initially home bound due to cardiac issues and dizziness), I am off meds (1 month so far) I worked today, took a pilates class, getting ready to make dinner. It gets better..I was one of the sickest my LLMD had seen.
A bundle block is common in women-nothing to be concerned about-I have a right bundle block..my primary MD said she did too, as do many of her patients.
Hang in there..he did say to try to exercise a little..just do what you can. It goes away in time. Meanwhile..keep well hydrated, use licorice root if you blood pressure is low, salty food and rest.