about two months ago also, I'd say, I started exercising because I was trying to lose weight. I am overweight -- a 5'2 female 24 years old at about 165 pounds. I noticed sometimes when I exercised, I would get chest pain when I ran, but it would go away when I reverted to walking. It didn't seem to happen everytime, but I just started taking a Motrin everytime before getting on the treadmill.
I have been noticing I've been having heart palpitations for maybe about two months now too, maybe less, maybe more. I can't remember. They began as normal "skipping a beat" types and happened infrequently, and then turned into what felt like flutters and I noticed I began have them pretty frequently. One day at work, I seemed to be having them a lot and it worried me. I felt kind of weak and I was shaking and scared. I didn't feel any chest pain or shortness or breath though so I just went home sick and made an appointment with my doctor.
My doctor set me up with a cardiologist who I will not see for another two weeks. In the meantime, I wore a heart monitor that confirmed palpitations. But I also have been noticing some chest pain and tightness even when I am not working out. It doesn't seem any situation in particular causes it. I especially got chest pain really bad once after I ate Burger King so since that moment, I have been on a vegetarian diet of no saturated fat and no cholesterol and I have been taking an aspirin everyday (sometimes more) because I am so worried.
Some other background: I have Grave's disease, which is hyperthyroid, and I currently take an anti-thyroid med called PTU and a betablocker called Toprol. I did have heart palpitations years ago, but that was when my doctor discovered I was hyperthyroid -- my heart was beating excessively fast.
I don't know if I am being a hypochondriac or cybercondriac, or if I should be really worried. I've been trying to see the cardiologist sooner but there are no earlier appointments for a new patient. Sometimes I think about my symptoms and I worry that I'm going to get a heart attack and die. I can see my neck beating and when I touch it, I can feel the heart beats from anywhere in my neck -- it used to be difficult for me to find the right spot to feel my pulse.
Should I go see someone immediately or will I be OK waiting two weeks? I know I am only 24, but for many years my diet was absolutely horrible -- I used to eat fast food for every meal. I just need to know that I will be OK for a few more weeks or if I need to do something immediately. My fear is dragging me down and I don't know what to do.
Please advise. Thank you.