Ive been diagnosed with lyme, bart, babs, erlichia and mycoplasma.
Does anyone else here have heart issues that feels sort of like your heart is out of breath, like its having to work like your on a jog even though youre resting.
I dont meen higher pulse, just harder and very noticable odd/wrong feeling beats.
(Ive had four different doctors take ekg and check for heart problems, everything comes back normal so im guessing this is lyme or co-infection related.)
And have you managed to pinpoint what is causing it? I get this feeling every now and then and i would very much like to be able to target the specific cause of it, its getting annoying and scary.
Thanks everyone, keep fighting
Oh, yeah. Cardiac stuff was one of my worst symptoms in the beginning and came and went in bouts for years. I have mitral valve regurge. That is listed as one of the many cardiovascular symptoms of bartonella in Buhner's bartonella book. In the beginning, I woke up one night feeling like I wasn't breathing. Got up and went to the bathroom. Then my heart started beating so hard, it felt like it would beat out of my chest. Went back to bed and I could see my heart beating, it was so hard. Later on as the days and weeks went by, my heart would speed up if I moved in bed; pulse was in the 120's constantly for weeks on end; would suddenly feel tired like I needed to lie down and my heart would feel funny, and I would put my fingers on my neck and I could feel it skipping; heart would feel like it was beating out of sync.
Echocardiogram showed regurge and nothing else. Was told that regurge or prolapse can sometimes cause the skipping feelings.
Either babesia or bartonella or both cause autonomic dysfunction, which I also had a lot of. I really don't know for certain which caused that for me. I never tested positive for either. I do have clear signs and symptoms of bartonella though. The symptoms I've had that typically seem to be babesia could also be bartonella according to some sources I've read, so it's really hard for me to know. I'm using herbs to treat all of it. Maybe one day, if I'm ever able to travel, I'll go see someone who looks at blood smears under a microscope.