When I was younger, I used to have trouble breathing. Every other day or so, my heart would skip a couple of beats and I couldn't catch my breath. Then, it just happened once a month. Then it stopped. I just turned 16 years old a couple of months ago, and the problem came back. I don't know what to do. It scares me. Can you tell me what may be causing this. Thank you!
Do you have asthma? Did you have asthma problems when you were younger? If it is just run-of-the-mill skipped beats like PACs or PVCs, then it might be a touch of anxiety due to the unexpectedness of the skipped beat catching you off guard. However you won't know if it is just a PAC/PVC without it being caught on an EKG or monitor. The next time it happens try to remain calm and use reassuring self-talk like "Oh, just a skipped beat, that's nothing big". See if that will help to turn things aroung. In the meantime, it wouldn't hurt to have your folks take you in for a general check-up and telling the doctor. We can all use a good physical every year anyway and most of the time we just don't take the time to do that. Good Luck! :)
Thank you for responding to my question. I can understand how that can happen. I used to have asthma really bad when I was younger, but as I got older, it kind calmed down a lot. Thank you so much. By the way, my mom is scheduling a doctor's appointment for me. Thank you again.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.