Saturday, August 28, 2010

skipping beats

People often talked about how their heart skipped a beat to describe falling in love or being shocked by something.

Mine is literally skipping beats.

It just started out of the blue on Thursday night. It did it again yesterday afternoon and this afternoon.

It is making me nervous, even though I know that, often, arrhythmias are completely benign. In fact, III has one.

But that it came on so quickly and has continued is making me think all sorts of worst case scenarios.

Nothing specifically stressful has happened this week that might trigger it... could it be the last year catching up with me?

Luckily, I have my yearly physical on Monday, so I will be able to talk to my doctor then.

In the meantime, I'm just trying to chill out about it.

*breathe in*
*breathe out*
*breathe in*
*breathe out*


Mummy in Waiting said...

I've had that! Heart palpitations where I'll feel a little flutter in my chest and then it'll return to normal. Weird! I'm sure it's nothing to worry about, I think it's pretty common. Hopefully your physical on Monday will put your mind at ease :-)

b35 said...

hi there -- just thought i should come over and say hello & say that i've started following your blog.

i'm really sorry to hear of your losses. :( i suffered a loss myself in june of this year and i know how heartbreaking and devastating it is.

i've also had the heart palpiltations..and when i asked my endocrinologist about them (as i have graves' disease and increased heart-rate can be a symptom) he said not to worry and they are quite common and everyone experiences them...hope your physical on monday all goes well.

b :)

Kakunaa said...

Is there anything that seems to trigger it? OOOh, now I'm worried! Please update after the doctor, okay?

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