So I posted this as a response to someone else's post, but I figured it would be postable for myself too.
I have had this for a few months now. I am normally pretty active. I like working out, I love cleaning, etc. Over the past few months though, I've been very aware of my heart beat. I feel like it's beating so hard that I can feel it in my sinuses, my neck, teeth, etc., and any working out or physical activity aggravates it. I went up a cpl flights of stairs at work today, and was in a rush, and I couldn't catch my breath for like 10 minutes! I'm not overweight, I don't smoke, I drink occasionally. I've been to the ENT, Orthodontist, two different Cardiologist, and a Neurologist, and everything always comes back normal. I feel like I always have this "hot" feeling in my head, that is occasionally accompanied with dizziness and also leaves me slightly nauseous. Now when I work out, I just feel crappy. I can feel every movement in my sinus cavities (that are apparently fine), and then a few hours later, I feel a headache creeping up. I've gotten chronic tension headaches and menstrual migraines for about 7 years, but these feel different. These are just what I describe as a "yucky" feeling in my head and sinuses. Alcohol aggravates it, and then the heart pounding gets worse. I have two beers and It gets to bad sometimes that I just want to lay down because I feel like I'm going to die. Yet, all heart, head and blood tests I've had (EKG, stress/treadmill test, 2 heart monitors, ultrasound, MRI) always come back fine...near "perfect" in fact. Well, I don't feel fine! So?
I am basically forcing my ENT to administer a CT scan. I'm not convinced there is nothing wrong with my sinuses! I have an upper respiratory infection (ironically), and she said if I'm still feeling crappy in 2 weeks that she'll order it, and do the endoscope of my sinuses also. I've been feeling crappy for a year...Highly doubt in two weeks I will be magically better, but ok. Sigh.
It's driving me insane.