So I went for another short ride this morning, about 30 minutes of light to moderate intensity (as advised by my cardiologist). My heart has been in good rhythm for a while, just a few ectopics but no AF.
Felt absolutely fine on the bike.
30 minutes later, I start to feel a little unwell, light nausea and the familiar numbness and tingling down the arms and into the little fingers.
It seems that when my heart gets revved up for a period of time, my body has this reaction.
I thought it might be anxiety but I have this under better control lately - beta blockers, diazepam,
Meditation, therapy. I'm certainly not cured, but I'm feeling much better than I was. Certainly no panic attacks.
So now I can only point the finger at the heart putting pressure on the vagus nerve (?) when it gets revved up. I know others have suggested this before.
Just wondering again, if anyone can corroborate my theory?