Hello, I'm worried something might be wrong with my heart. I'm 23 years old, female, with no medical history apart from asthma that developed maybe two years ago, and gastritis. I am taking meds for both.
I had my first "skipped heartbeat" maybe a year ago. I laid down and it went away but scared me to death. It didnt happen again until about a year later. Now it happens once a month maybe, sometimes once a week. It varies.
I had a really bad episode last time and feared I was having a heart attack. I was at work, had chest pain, and suddenly i get this missed heartbeat that was very strong, i had trouble breathing, felt like i was going to faint as I was awfully lightheaded, my heart was beating awfully fast and hard. Is thought I was dying. I got taken to the ER, they performed an ECG, chest x-ray and urine tests. Everything came back perfect.
But I am still getting the palpitations. Sometimes when I lay down weirdly, and most commonly while I'm sitting at the computer , as my job is a desk job.
What should I do? Should I go further into this? Should I go get it checked?
I am awfully scared something might be wrong with me.
Also, I've had panic attacks in the past, the first one being in a plane a year ago in which my whole body pertified and my bones ached, i got taken to the ER, they gave me some meds and It stoppped.
Could this all be related to my panic attacks? Or should I look more into it?