Hi, I am a 38 yo female. I have been diagnosed with Migraines, Fibromyalgia and Hypothyroidism. I am also on Metoprolol for a fast heart rate. The other morning I was getting ready for work and talking to my husband when I zoned out. It took a few seconds for me to negin talking again. This has happened several times, sitting and standing - just a few seconds of "zoning", I would say that this happens a few times a month. My husband says it is like I get distracted and stare a hole through things. I don't think there are any involuntary movements or sounds, I just freeze. Is there a chance that this is some sort of seizure? Other times my breath will catch (I will feel my heart skip a beat when this happens). Because of the random heart palpitations and shortness of breath I saw the Cardiologist and was diagnosed with sinus tachycardia, but my Echo and Stress Test show no reason for the symptoms. I originally thought these were separate issues, but after some recent reading, I am wondering if they are all connected. Any input would be greatly appreciated!
Well, without a detailed clinical evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of your symptoms. Possibilities that may need to be considered include neuro-psychiatric issues, stress/ anxiety, metabolic issues etc. Absent seizure are rare to occur after the age of 20 years. I would suggest consulting a internist initially and depending on the cause diagnosed/ suspected it can be managed accordingly or specialist care may be sought.
Hope this is helpful.
Thank you so much for your response. As it turned out, I went into AFiib on Jan 24th and had to be cardioverted at the ER. I saw the cardiologist on Tuesday and now have meds for the AF. He said that most of my symptoms can be related to poor circulation and the arrhythmia.
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