I am almost 36 years old, am someone who has a lot of weight to lose, battle acid reflux, but am trying to be very pro active with my health. I do not eat sugar, drink caffeine, drink alcohol or smoke. I know I need to lose weight but now am afraid to exercise b/c every time I do or even minimally exert, I have these irregular heartbeats that are constant and are now closer in rhythm.
SOMEONE OUT THERE, PLEASE HELP ME, I FEEL I CANNOT CONTINUE LIKE THIS.
I FEEL I CANNOT GO ON LIVING LIKE THIS. My husband will not listen tome, I do not have supportive family (I really do not have much of a family having come from an abusive background) and do not have a lot of good friends who have stuck by me. Basically, it seems everyone has given up on me b/c I am always bothered by these symptoms.
For the past two years, I had them on and off, but never like this. Accompanying them now is leg pain.
I have been diagnosed with Panic Disorder and anxiety in the past but I thought I had battled it completely and it was gone. I have not had a job since October and am not sure how we are going to survive, so my stress is extremely high.
I have been suffering every day for almost two weeks now with constant irregular heartbeats. It is getting so bad that I am waking up at night and it has totally affected my sleep, (It is also causing me to "make up" for sleep during the day) which led to me being sleep deprived for three days and going to the ER because along with this is accompanying constant chest pain and pressure.
The ER Came Friday night (It is Monday night now) and they sent three vehicles (I went by ambulance.)
The first Fire guy said that I had multiple PVC's showing up on the EKG, but they did a few more and apparently that EKG did not get transferred to the hospital b/c when I spoke to the (very rude and compassionless) doctor, she said that my PVC's were not detected on THEIR EKG, as if to negate the fact that the other guy picked them up. I did not think to get a copy of what he had because I have been too bothered and consumed by the heart rhythm abnormality that is CONSTANT.
I am going to the Cardiologist tomorrow, hoping to get answers, but I have been down this road before, except now, the palpitations are constantly close together. I had an angiogram last April and it came up "normal" but I was diagnosed with PAC's and PVC's. I was never told what to do about them, but to monitor them and if they got worse, to let the medical doctors know. Well, I have and it seems that nobody is taking me seriously.
I have had serious problems finding a good primary care doctor and my primary care doctor who I called Friday prescribed "Inderal" for me which I did not take b/c the pharmacist said it would mix badly with my Fluoxetine (which I often wonder is even helping me with anxiety at this point) and then I got yelled at today for not taking it, only increasing my blood pressure...
The ER doctor told me to go to my doctor and would not answer any of my questions or concerns about why it gets worse with exercise, etc.
I wonder how things have to go before someone starts listening to me.
I went to the doctor today and she told me that my health is being threatened by high triglycerides at 350 but she said it did not warrant medication at this time and then she said of course I needed to lose weight. How can I lose weight when every time I exercise my heart goes WHACK? I do not know what to do. Everyone around me keeps telling me to lose weight, to lose weight, but honestly, nobody is helping me with the problem or offering suggestions, so unless they can, they need to keep their mouths shut.
I hope that there is someone out there who can pray for me and who knows how I feel.
I hope there are some people out there who care and who can share insights.
Sleepless in Seattle,