I am so scared. I am prone to PVC's and PAC's and I think I am familiar with how they feel, but last night, this was so different, I have been in tears since.
You see, I have been under EXTREME stress for the last few months, so far, the skipped beats have not been bad, but, a few days ago, I had another big stresser and then the skips started again and last night, wow.
I laid down to go to bed, was nervous already fearing the start of the skips. Well, shortly after, I felt the weird "blips" in my throat, I felt my pulse and it was starting to beat faster, then I felt a skip, well, fear level got higher, pretty soon, the heart was going faster and I was feeling all kinds of flutters.
I will try to demonstrate, beat beat beat, pause, beat, pause beat beat beat, pause beat pause beat beat beat beat beat beat pause beat pause beat pause, etc. It is so hard to explain. This went on for what seemed like forever, but in reality, it was probably less than 10 minutes.
When it stopped, I still had a fairly fast heart rate but it, too, had slowed down. I finally went to sleep, but when I woke up, after after about a half hour, the awful "blips" in the throat started. I am now petrified. Those throat "blips" have been going on for a few days, but the episode last night was the worse I have had in years.
I have seen a doctor about it and have begged for a monitor in the past, he refuses and says I will have to pay if I want one (I live in New Zealand and if the doc thinks the test is warranted, we don't have to pay, but if he doesn't, we have to go "private" and we pay, well, my husband and I are on a very fixed income, we live week to week, so, I can't afford it.
He just says it is all "nerves" well, maybe, but if I could see results from an event monitor, I would feel better. (I am from the states and have worn an even monitor before and it came back pretty good, also had two echo's, they were good, but over here, I can't get them, only an EKG)
I am so scared. I am shaking. Here are my stressers: In December, did a stool test for blood, sent it in and it came back "Positive" meaning blood was found, I have never had a "positive" test before so, they scheduled me for a colonoscopy, it was set for January 25, well, I was so scared, I canceled it. Yesterday, I saw the tiniest streak of blood on the TP, I am prone to anal fissures, so it may be that, but I am now petrified of cancer, I have called the colonoscopy department and they said they can't get me back in until April as due to Covid, they are seeing very few patients each month. It was after that that my skips started to get worse.
Other things that cause the skips are: Deep breathing, bending over, slouching in a chair, eating and drinking fluids, in other words, EVERYTHING. I do have a hiatal hernia and sometimes passing gas helps.
I know none of us are doctors here, but it does help to share. God bless you all.