I have just came back from seeing a v.rude cardiologist + need somewhere 2 complain! I have had four ablations since being diagnosed with ist. After the last one I was feeling alot better and my hr has improved alot at rest. Lately tho i have not been feeling great and have been having episodes nearly every day (chest pain, palpatations, flushing, dizziness etc..)at work, walking climbing stairs, walking uphill etc..
Last week when i went in for a check up they sent me for an echo(which came back normal) and a stress test which just showed a fast hr and alot of ectopic beats. The doctor i saw that day put me on a 24 hr holter monitor. Today when i went i saw a different cardiologist who told me "I dont know whats wrong with you, but its not your heart. Maybe its indegestion". I am so angry . Has anyone else ever been told this? I cant understand how he could say that! Why would i get indegestion everytime i walk up a stairs, hill etc...
My sympathy for having to deal with a doctor who seems to have little or none.
Still, be sure in your own mind that you are doing eveything you can to think positive, to build optimism on your so far good test results and see what else happens. Then you may want to look around for a new cardiologist if you decide to go back, getting your history transferred of course.
Are you on any medications? Some have as unwanted side effects things like dizziness, shortness of breath...
I recommend you get checked again, if you have fibrillation/flutter as the cause of your palpitations I believe you should be on an anticoagulant (coumadin/warfarin) as a minimum. If you heart rate is reasonable and so is your blood pressure you shouldn't need any beta blockers, I think. This is a medication that can cause dizziness, something you don't want to add to.
Keep in mind these are prescription drugs, and only a medical doctor can prescribe, clearly I can't and am not.
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