About Me: Female, 45, Dover, DE, member since Aug 2009
Hi! I am a wife and mother of 2. I have a lovely daughter 22 yrs old and a sweet 5 year old daughter as well! I am also grandmom to baby Chase Anthony Reese. I am a nurse and will be specializing in cardiac (of course) next year. I love animals and have 3 dogs whom are
[More] all very spoiled. I look forward to my morning workout at the gym and I push myself to be stronger everyday. I also adore photography and am looking forward to getting some great shots this autumn! I really love to travel when heart isn't acting up. I have been afraid to lately though. Scary to be out of country or away from my doctor when heart goes nuts at night. Seems to get worse at hotels. LOL
As for the heart..........well it wakes me up speeding like a demon about 1-2 hrs after falling asleep at night. It will do it during afternoon naps too! I take BB's 2 x a day but they no longer stop the attacks while sleeping. I also have IST so without BB's my heart rate is fairly high. I was hospitalized 8 years ago when all this came about and I couldn't even stand up without my HR shooting to 240 BPM!! I couldn't eat a bite of food without it shooting up very high also. No one ever could explain. I remained hospitalized for 2.5 months and was finally released on Florinef and BB and salt tablets after an EPS study came back inconclusive. Seemed to work for a long time but these wake up racing heart rates are driving be berzerk.........
Thanks for your info, have appointment with cardiologist on Thursday to discuss possible pregnancy. At moment have a kidney infection which i think is triggering off my palpitations. My sister in law is 16 wks pregnant, trying really hard to be pleased for her and my brother, but am a little bit envious of others that don't have to worry about being pregnant and sail through it. Hope you are ok Emma
Hi - thanks for the note. Unfortunately, I don't have much advice. The event monitor I had found a few things, but nothing that they decided to treat. I ended up having all sorts of different arrhythmias beyond PVCs/PACs... PSVT, NSVT, etc. Not doing anything for it though. After two years (I'm 28 now and have had symptoms since I was about 9), I still have symptoms and still do nothing for it. I have learned to deal with it better, which I guess just comes with having it for so long.
Hope your event monitor brings you some answers! I think the worst part about the whole thing is not knowing what's going on, and not being able to do anything about it.
Hi i have very vivid dreams and halluciantions at night perhaps due to betablockers and often wake with a racing heart which can then take a good half hour to settle,very uncomfortable and unpleasant at the time. Your story sounds just like mine lol, i have IST all the time which nobody can explain. I too ended up in hospital unable to stand as my heart rate would shoot right up. I wasn't even able to sit up in bed. Nobody took me seriously at the time though!
How were you in your last pregnancy? Desperate to have another baby but too scared too.
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