Hello, (I am 30, i weight 96 KG's, i am a social smoker)
I need some insight here. On Saturday i played paintball with a few friends. After a few rounds, i packed up and i was sitting chatting to the guys when i felt my heart rate was still racing, about 100BPM. I then started monitoring it with my pulse when i realised i was having a few "skipped" beats now and then.
Then all of a sudden every third or second beat was a skipped beat, like my heart would beat twice and then it feels as though the next beat is "half", with a thump that follows. This lasted for about 20 minutes, i was close to a hospital, but i have had this a lot of times (not so severe) in my life so i waited it out. My heart returned to normal and that was that.
I am used to getting these skipped beats because it started three years ago, when i am hungover the next day i would get this at night before i go to bed. I have Beta blockers for these irregular heart beats but i don't carry them with me.
I have been to a cardiologist two years back, did all the tests and they said i was fine. About two months ago i went to the doctor whilst i was having these irregular heart beats and they put me on a EKG, he said he could see my skipped beats but structurally my heart was fine, he said my electrical side was the problem and prescribed me Pure-Bloka.
So my question is, i have never experienced it this bad before, and why would it happen after i exercise? Is there something serious going on? I had a few drinks the night before paintball, but it does not make sense as to why i would experience this after paintball, now i am too scared to play because i think my heart will stop and i will die.
Every time i go to the doctor they say i am fine, but why would i get LOTS of irregular heart beats in 20 minutes after exercise? Should i go back to another doctor? Is the "Fear" of playing paintball doing it? Can Adrenalin do this? Can i take a beta blocker before the game to keep my rate down?