Back in 2001, I woke up one night with this horrible skipping feeling in my heart. It was going fast, then slow then fluttering. I went to the doc, he took and EKG and saw it was an arrythmia. I went on a holter monitor which confirmed the irregular heartbeats. He said I had Mitral Valve Prolapse and that a combination of stress, reduced exercise and caffeine had probably thrown me off. He put me on atenolol 25 mgs and told me it would resolve in a few days/weeks which it did. I've had several echocardiograms since then which have been normal and have had occassional flare ups of similar palpitations/fluttering sensations which can be a bit scary. They seem to coincide with periods of stress or lack of sleep.
About two weeks ago, I had a flare up of these again. These are very quick (one second) flutters that come and go. They can occur every couple minutes over a few hour period or they can occur once every couple hours. Some days they're more frequent than others. I went back to my doc yesterday. He took an EKG - normal. Of course I wasn't having the palpitations at the moment he took the test. He told me this flare up can happen at times and to up my atenolol dosage for a few days.
I guess my worry is that this flare up has lasted two weeks and has not gone away. Has anyone had a bout of these last this long? I'm a bit worried its not going to go away and/or maybe the mitral valve is getting worse or something. I have no associated symptoms with it. I can run, exercise and have no weakness or dizziness, just these unsettling palpitations.
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