Hi there, I posted about a month ago about what is going on with me but I will just summarize it briefly:
I am 17 years old, don’t drink caffeine, smoke, drink, or really anything bad. I have a pretty decent diet, and I drink mainly water.
I’ve been experiencing palpitations for a few years, I’d get some in a day and they would scare me, but go away. However, 2 months ago, I had nearly constant palpitations (these ones were like skipped beats) that lasted 5 days- and then just went completely away up until the beginning of this month (July 2018). I started experiencing the skipped beats again, and have been basically ever since. I had blood tests done 2 months ago, which were all fine. I had a monitor on for 2 days 5 months ago, which also turned out fine besides my heart rate going high sometimes. I had ecgs done but of course, didn’t experience symptoms during them. At the beginning of this month, I had an echo done, which I have learned has came out normal.
I’m just very lost and don’t know where to go from here. I’m completely miserable and feel like I can think live my life. As a teenager, I can’t enjoy my summer and have a good time like everyone else my age and it feels terrible. Everyone is telling me I am ok, and nothing bad can happen from this, but every time I get one I’m convinced I’m dying. They feel awful. I once had an irregular beat that lasted about 10 seconds where my heart was beating but a random extra beat would keep interrupting it, this was really scary and I’m always afraid of it happening again. This morning I was experiencing palpitations and tried breathing deeply to slow my heart down and control them, but I felt like I couldn’t take a full breath if that makes sense. The palpitations happen so often and feel bad to the point where I cant possibly understand how it can’t be dangerous, how nothing can possibly be wrong with my heart. I just don’t know where to go from here and am very afraid that I’m never going to get my life and my old self back. Thank you so much for reading, I appreciate it