I am a very healthy 30 year old female. I run, lift weights, and do pilates 6 days aw week; as well as eat healthy. For the past 4-6 weeks I have noticed sharp, sometimes stabbing pain in my jugular veins - both sides. I thought nothing of it. Recently I have had shortness of breath for the easiest things - climbling the stairs, hiking, etc. I have an inhaler I use for exercise. I have tried that and have no relief to my shortness of breath. I recently got an 12 lead EKG in class performed on me and it came back as in irregular EKG - sinus rhythm with vremature ventricular contractions. My resting HR was 95. Mind you I eat healthy and workout 90 mins a day. I am not sure what to do. I have a feeling the doctors will think I am crazy when I go in and tell them this.
As far as family hx goes - my mother has had 3 heart attacks - she had surgery 10 years ago - was also diagnosed with heart disease at the age of 40. My father died of a heart attack when he was 38.
Please see a cardiologist, not just your primary (family) doctor. You family heart history and the symptoms you have stated in your post need a careful examination.
I take it you have breathing problems, i.e., an "inhaler" - asthma? A resting HR of 95 is too high and very unusual for someone who has a regular exercise program. What aerobic HR do you run when exercising?
I just use an inhaler for exercise enduced asthma - which is not that often. To be honest I have no idea what my aerobic HR is - I have never had any issues with my heart before. I have visited w/ the cardiologist yesterday - and she has scheduled plenty of tests this week and next. Thank you for your help.
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