Posted 4/22/2014 3:01 PM (GMT -6)
Thanks Miss Spice Bomb, I'm beginning to think the Vagus nerve is a player here as well. I can go fairly long without the arrhythmia, but the first mouthful of food, even while chewing it and my heart goes crazy. I downloaded a "Paced Breathing" App for Android, 10 to 15 minutes without a single one during the breathing exercise, not a single missbeat occurs. I stop and take a sip of Ginger Ale, and my rhythm gets disturbed. Thanks again for the response.
Hi Kitt, I appreciate the links on mindfulness, I'll be sure to check them out. The reassuring thing is they were just as bad in the ER, but the doctor said they're not dangerous, just unpleasant, even at the frequency they were occurring. Still haven't heard back from the Cardiologist, we've tried 3 times today thus far, promises he'll get back to us, then nothing. My wife worked for a cardiologist, she had explicit orders to get him, even if he was in with a patient, if the ER called, and so to the general practice where she worked, it was common for the doctors to be called out of an exam room due to an ER call. The ER doctor, an American woman of Indian or related area descent, with a name I can't say, she felt everything was fine, but wanted to consult with my cardiologist before releasing me. She finally gave up and just sent me home. I'm disappointed in my Cardiologist because he could have tried to squeeze me in, he was seeing patients, but I came away with good blood work, clean X-Ray, and apparently a long recording of events.
I've said this before, if someone never experienced an arrhythmia, other than a few missed beats here and there, be sure to see your doctor or the ER, but so to for those of us that live with them that sense a change.
One of my sons, early 30s, called my wife late one evening, I overheard the conversation. His rhythm was disrupted and he wanted to know what to do. I heard my wife mention my problems and I told her we can't assume because I have a benign arrhythmia so does he. I told him to go to the ER, his girlfriend called an ambulance, and it was discovered he was in Afib. He's been converted several times over the years, two prolonged pharmaceutical interventions in the hospital and one use of the paddles to apply a shock.
Thanks again for the Links, God knows I need Mindfulness. I saw your Easter greeting as well, didn't want to cloud it with a remark, but I appreciated it. Hope your and your husband are doing well.