I will try to make this short/quick, but it is a story...
So first thing first lets go back 9 years ago.
I had ablation surgery to fix my SVT. It was a success.
So now, 9 years later.
3 months ago, I started feeling, skipped beats, double beats etc. Having dealt with heart issues in the past I knew something was wrong. So I monitored it, kept an account of what was going on. These skipped beats, flutters was happening all the time, 4-5 times a day. I could feel my heart rate 24/7, being constantly aware of your heart rate is really....annoying... but I knew there was something wrong...I KNOW my heart. I had dealt with my pretty server case of SVT for 10 years before the surgery.
2 days ago it all came to climax... I ended up in hospital as my heart skipped beats over and over until a palpatation attack kicked in and put me up around 150bpm. While I was in hospital, they managed to record the attack in order to send it to the cardiologist they have refereed me to. They did say however it sounds like its coming from the left atrium. Blood work came back good!
So they released me on beta blockers once they got it under control. 25mg Metoprolol Tartrate. twice a day
Its only been 2 days on this. But already these pills have me a little worried and im wondering if someone can ease my mind! However i will say this. for the first time in 3 months I no longer am aware of my heart rate 24/7 - You have no idea what a mental relief that is!! PLUS no more jumping/flutter/skipping beats!!!
So, the problem? my heart rate seems really....scarey low to me... resting, sitting in car, watching TV anywhere from low 50's to mid 50.
Walking around mid 60's
Is this normal?? doesn't that seem really low, especially when active??
Feel lightheaded...at times...like weak....is it because my heart rate is so low?
Maybe this is normal, and im just not used to having a normal heart rate..