Do you get restless or uneasy right before you have trouble breathing? I would feel really weird(sometimes for hours) then before I knew it I couldn't breathe, my heart would race and beat hard against my chest. Then like you said it would just go away. Sometimes my heart would slow down so suddenly I would get a heavy feeling in my chest. The doctors called it an anxiety disorder and over the years I've learned to control it to the point where I no longer need medication. Don't just take my word for it though, you should consult a physician to make sure there isn't something more serious going on. But whatever you do don't freak out--it only makes it worse. Good luck.
Thanks for the reply.
I can't say I get restless, an uneasy feeling I can't seem to recall. I think the uneasy feeling I did acquire was simply from the result of the first stage of the breathing change. It alert
s me that something is wrong. It's always sudden, some type of breathing issue where I'm breathing normally but it seems a bit more difficult or constricted, even though my throat and chest are fine. Then that odd feeling I discussed takes over my body, as if it's preparing for something terrible. It's as if you were to get a lot of blood drawn and you have that loss of blood feeling, sort of a chill and light head which shortly hits with the huge increase of my heartr rate. 30 seconds to minute later it drops down to really low just suddenly, as if it's going to stop and then goes back to semi-normal, but still quite elevated ( say, 90-100 and my resting is 55-60 ) for an hour or so after.
After it, for hours I will feel like my chest is bruised and still feel odd. Even right now I don't feel 100%. Feels as if my inside of my chest or heart is bruised.
I had hoped that it was anxiety or a panic attack. The problem is, I feel since it only occurs 1-2 times a year and the severity of it is so great, I couldn't possibly think it would be so easy as being that.
I have found something called Supraventricular Tachycardia
"Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) means that from time to time your heart beats very fast for a reason other than exercise, high fever, or stress. During an episode of SVT, the heart?s electrical system doesn't work right, causing the heart to beat very fast. The heart beats at least 100 beats per minute and may reach 300 beats per minute. After treatment or on its own, the heart usually returns to a normal rate of 60 to 100 beats a minute."
This unfortunately seems right up my lane. I have a GP appointment on Wed. and will get a re feral to a specialist. I wish so hard this was anxiety or panic disorder, but it seems to severe and more on the line of this electrical system issue, sadly.