I will try and make this informative and brief as possible.
I am 24, 6ft1 180lbs.
I have experienced extra/skipped beats and SVT since I was 14.
Had ecg's they did not pick up anything significant so I just ignored the skipped beats when they happened, back then it was extremely infrequent as in once every few months and the SVT was even more infrequent.
As I have gotten older they began to happen more frequently to were I am today were they happen near enough daily but from all my research and additional ecg checks I decided to just put up with them.
However my concerns are whenever my heart rate does become more rapid I always feel fluttering then multiple extra beats as in a steady rapid beat with a couple extra beats chucked in.
The fast heart rate can happen due to Stress,Anger,Exercise,anxiety and panic attacks but I always experience those symptoms which is why I stopped exercising and letting myself get really angry.
The only change in my lifestyle this year was wanting to become more fit and active so i began working out. I never experienced any issues as my heart rate increased until the last few months.
Now one morning I was late for work so i was jogging down the road only for about 1min and noticed my heart was fluttering so i stopped jogging and started walking and even then the fluttering would not stop so I stood still to let my heart calm down and it took about 2mins for it to relax but during this time I was still feeling every flutter. I should of gone A&E which was a 4min walk away but i still decided to go work only because i had experienced this before.
The memory of that morning dominated my thoughts and it began to cause me more random extra beats so i asked for annual leave and on the 1st day googled everything then said let me go up the road for fresh air as i headed up the road my heart rate skyrocketed and i felt the skipped beats again so decided to go A&E and even at this point i knew it was just a panic attack but another problem was slowly getting worse which was oblivious to me as i was so focused on my heart. my asthma was coming back for the next week I was struggling to walk up stairs and hills it made me out of breath and made my heart race which caused more fluttering.
I waited 3-4 weeks to be seen by a specialist were I had ECG, chest X-ray and a echo-cardiogram. who said structurally and functional normal heart. very infrequent ventricular and supra ventricular ectopic beats normal sinus,heart sound 1 and 2 were normal, no murmurs expiatory rhonchi were audible. she told me to get my asthma under control and im still in that process taking my brown inhaler and I can walk up stairs/hills more easily however I still experience the skipped beats as my heart rate becomes rapid.
I was given a 14 day wireless monitor which I have right now, the only way I can replicate the symptoms is by exerting myself hard so i done that yesterday and recorded it. so i am going to do it a few more times. see what they say. I really want a stress test to be honest so i might suggest that. just so i know whats going on.
Before i posted this I looked around people with very similar posts and from the responses to those post people are suggesting they may just have exercise induced extra beats,atrial flutter or heart block.
personally when i experience all of random extra beats,rapid beats etc I never have any other symptoms like shortness of breath,lightheaded, passing out, feeling sick, chest discomfort. its just multiple extra beats,fluttering.
This has stopped me from exercising and I dont like running anymore at all.