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Tachycardia-Not a big deal?

Hi, I'm a 20 year old female (almost 21) And was recently diagnosed with tachycardia and supra ventricular ectopic beats. I ended up in the emerg last spring because I was sick with something and dehydrated. While I was there, my heart rate was 160, this alerted my Doctor when I went to see her for a follow up. I told her at that time I felt I have had a rapid heart rate for some time now. Along with 10 pound weight loss (not even trying) and extreme fatigue, and some dizziness. I wore a holter monitor and they diagnosed me with the things mentioned above. Since then she sent me to an endocrinologist because of these symptoms and that I have nodules (very small) on my thyroid thinking this could be it, but no, every blood test has been normal. The endocrinologist strongly suggest I see a Cardiologist because I have a heart murmer, that has been checked out, 4-5 years ago but normal, and the tachycardia. Plus my symptoms have worsened, dizzy spells a lot more often, losing balance, shortness of breath just walking up stairs, tachycardia episodes lasting much longer and more frequent, hair loss, extreme fatigue, and a heart beat I can feel in my chest pounding hard. The endocrinologist said this COULD be because of my birth control pill I'm on, Yasmin, so I have been switched to Trycyclen-Lo. My doctor was ready to refer me to a cardiologist when I reminded her I needed my pill switched and she said "oh that's true, we'll just switch your pill and see how you feel" I'm very disappointed I have to wait and see.. this has been going on for at least a year now and I'm tired of it. Should I be seen by a cardiologist sooner or wait to see how I feel on the new pill? I'm on my third day of the new pill and thought I was feeling better yesterday but today my hearts been racing again and I've been dizzy still. I'm just frustrated of feeling sick like this and highly doubt the new pill will change anything. Should I request the referral, see her again, or wait? I'm scared of having more episodes. By the way, my heart is usually around 100bpm normally, then with little movement-walking up stairs, etc, can reach up to 150 if I'm really bad and at least 70-80 at rest (just waking up) Thank you so much for your time.
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So Just to make it clear, I have not been referred. But I cant just easily come back and see my family doctor if I start feeling worse, i live 3 hours away from her, and in school, and want to get things sorted out before I move even further from her, start having kids, etc. Maybe its not a concern, but I'm very uncomfortable.
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that happened to me, and it turned out that I have Mitral Valve Regurgitation!

I've lost 20 lbs in 5 weeks without trying, because I throw up everything I eat, and I don't even mean to!

I thought I had GERD, but my sister (EMT/almost Paramedic) says that Mitral Valve Regurgitation might be causing it, and it ***** because my stomach swells really badly anytime I eat or drink, and it feels very uncomfortable.

As your doctor if it's possible to have an Echocardiogram done.
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Really? wow, that sounds similar to me, except I don't throw up. But my stomach gets pretty huge when I eat or drink. She didn't think another ECG was necessary because she said mine was normal in 2004, so I don't know. I am never pushy with doctors, and I feel I almost minimalize things when I go to see her :(
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Try sitting down and taking your pulse rate then stand up and take it. How many more beats were there when standing up? If it is more than 30, you should get a table tilt test.
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I am still wondering about your thyroid.  Sounds a LOT like hyperthyroidism or some sort of thyroid condition.  Blood tests showing normal thyroid hormone levels doesn't always rule out thyroid conditions.  In some circumstances, you can still have thyroid problems and have 'normal' levels of thyroid hormone in your bloodstream.  Ask your doc about this, see what they say.  If they disagree, get a second opinion
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Thank you for the tip, I will do that tonight when I get home from school. i'll be interested to see.

I know, my mom keeps saying it sounds like hyperthyroidism. The doctor is pretty much forgetting about my thyroid now.. and I really trusted the Specialist I saw though..

Just yesterday my heart was really bothering me. I was just normal every day stuff and it started racing and I could feel it pounding hard in my chest. It wasn't so much fast as it was hard. I took my pulse and it seemed irregular.. speeding up, slowing down etc. It went on for about 15-20 minutes.

A couple nights before, I would be lying down, then stand up and my head would throb and my heart would speed up.. this happens to me sometimes when Im sick with a flu or something but I wasn't. I have still been getting dizzy occasionally too.. at least a few times a day. I'm just so frustrated and uncomfortable :( I was hopeful that going off Yasmin would help, but I've been off for a month now and thought I was better, but apparently not.
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