Posted 7/4/2019 12:09 PM (GMT -6)
Hi, I'm new here, and I realise this is an old post, but to Adam. You have described my symptoms to a tee. Like you, I have had my heart checked, and am now on beta blockers for over 21,000 ectopic beats in 24 hrs. They have made little difference. My heart feels like there is a motor running in it, when I get these dizzy spells, it's beating so fast. Like you I can see my body shaking with the racing. Although extra heartbeats were picked up on 24 - 48hr ecgs, they were over the 24-48hr period. Nothing extra was picked up when these episodes occurred, so I have been told that these particular episodes are not heart related. I'm not entirely convinced this is right, because I know my heart is sped up, and thumping, so why isn't the ecg picking this up? I also know at around the same time, my BP drops very low (74/45), and my heart rate strangely according to my pulsometer, actually dips down low (40's) when it feels like it's racing. Whether this is the cause I don't know, but I wish I knew what was causing that as well. Nobody seems to have any answers for me, other than looking at me as if I'm making it all up. It's miserable. I find these episodes are worse still if I fall asleep in a chair. It makes me panic, but I don't think panic started it, I panic BECAUSE of it. I don't know which way up I am at times, because i'm so dizzy. The trouble is, the more you are brushed aside as if it's nothing, the more anxious you get. So if you wasn't anxious when it first started, you soon become anxious afterwards. I do suffer from depression and anxiety due to severe health problems in my husband and daughter, so know it's there. However, I've had counselling, CBT, am on 2 different anti depressants, and still it happens. I am lost. I wonder if you have had a diagnosis yet? I would be interested to hear. I've not heard anyone describe exactly the same as me until now. I am relieved I'm not alone in this, but sorry some-one else has to suffer with this. It's debilitating.