Myositis is where there is inflammation in the muscle. There was a big part of the heart muscle (where I had the myositis)that was unable to move at all. What happened was I had the pleurisy, immediately went to pericarditis. The inflammation was so bad, she said that it turned into myositis. The thing is I had drug induced myositis in the muscles of my whole body two weeks after I was diagnosed with it on my heart. Myositis can cause muscle damage, and even tissue death. It is a very serious disease.
So now I have to wait and see if there is any damage from the myositis. If it has something to do with the eletrical part then she said she will have to put me on some med. But she is scared to put me on anything because my blood pressure is always too low. Like I said I don't panic over these but I did get depressed because I was in bed for months and I felt like none of my doctors were there for me. I was in sooo much pain and they wouldn't help me. They made me continue to take what I was already taking for the pain. And it did nothing for the pain. I truley suffered.
I had went to the er and I didn't know it at the time but I had these things going on and they sent me home and said there was nothing wrong and they could do nothing for me, just to double up on my pain meds.....no blood work.. nothing. Finally, I seen my Rheumatologist and he noticed something wrong with the heart. So we went from there. Anyway I hope things start to lighten up for you. I hope they can figure out what is going on with your palps. I get thet jolt like feeling too. Not much though. Please keep me updated and I will you.....
Diagnosis: Fibro:11/04, RA:3/06, Pleurisy:11/06, Pericarditis:12/06, Myositis on the heart muscle:1/07,all of the above caused from RA. Mitral Valve Prolapse:1/07, Heart Murmur:1/07 said I was born with it. IBS:1992,( Anxiety, Depression, insomnia, Years) Meds: Serax, Prednisone 10mgs, Prilosec, Mobic, Hydrocodone/acetaminaphen, Robaxin, Nortriptyline, Baby aspirin, Enbrel ... /Vitamins: Calcium, Magnesium, Folic acid, Vitamin D, Fish oil