Maybe someone here can help shed some light on what is going on. I will be grateful.
Came home after 24 hours observation in cardiology after experiencing last week an episode of loss of my heartbeat. This has happened before - under stress where I am walking and pulling a shopping cart or something heavy and my heart will begin to go off its axis in a spinning feeling then it thumps out of control, I break out in a sweat, can't breath, feel weak almost to the point of passing out.
In previous episodes this would usually pass in about 20 minutes. Then I was back to normal and years would go by without another episode.
This time it took 2x as long to get back to normal and my whole body felt immobilized - heavy and without any energy at all to move.
My heart did go back to some kind of normal rhythm but since last week I've had breathlesness and underlying pain in the heart area which is why they wanted me in for observation.
Hooked to monitors, I had blood tests, CT and chest X-ray with repeated EKG. In the beginning of my getting there at the ER - the EKG's were abnormal, there was septal infarc (?) but then the EKG's were *borderline*. All tests came back NORMAL except blood with elevated Calcium and low RBC/WBC.
They discharged me and I feel really crazy about this entire thing. Feeling really bad, weak, heart pounding when out today, thought I would have another episode and now again in the chair trying to regulate breathing.
I am 56 female, about 20 pounds overweight, do not drink, smoke, have cut out sugar, gluten and take supplements including magnesium, vitamins and iron, zinc and herbal teas.
I try not to stress things out in life, keeping as strong as I can but right now it's all I can do is to get from one room to the next without feeling weak.
My question is - could I still have a heart issue even with the tests coming back ok? Would a stress test be the way to go since all the episodes involved carrying or hauling heavy loads?
Thank you and be well everyone,