I'll make this quick and condense it in a nutshell. Just to let you know, I'm a 23 year old male and I am a bit of a fat a$$ lol, I weigh around 250.
Basically I've been experiencing rapid heart rates every so often. Thankfully if I keep myself cool my rapid heart rates are short lived and generally don't last longer than 3 minutes. I often find that lying down help shoot my heart rate down, but it does make me cough. I've had EKG's, chest xray's, blood work, echo's and thankfully everything was normal, with the exception of my holter monitor. My cardiologist seems to think that maybe my rapid heart rates aren't subjective from anxiety(I've also been diagnosed with panic disorder), but actually occurring. My Cardiologist gave me this paper and it says "paroxysmal artial fibrillation and dyspnea." He also said I should take some aspiring and perscribed me some "DILTIAZEM", which I still haven't took, because I read the side effects lol.
So my question is, is paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation and dyspnea dangerous? I also noticed that when I'm standing up or walking my heart rate is usually 92-100bpm, I actually bought that device that you wear on your finger that monitors heart rate. When I'm lying though my heart rate jumps all the way down to 66-70. I have no idea what that means.
Also my Cardiologist thinks that I might have sleep apnea and I'm scheduled to get tested. Just one last thing to add, I'm always anxious too, I always get these weird joly feelings and I feel like my heart is going to flip out on me. Sometimes it does but most of the times it doesn't and I'm just anxious and panicy as hell.
can anyone relate?
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