Just been talking to my uncle and he has supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) and there are other people in my family such as great uncles and cousins who have heart problems. This conversation has gotten me worried.
Basically I get heart palpatations from time to time and a few nights ago it felt like my heart was ""fluttering"" and it was extremely uncomfortable. I have noticed the more of my inhaler i've had to take (whether increased preventor or more for general relief) the more palps I get. Usually I will get them at night (or I notice them more) and I CANNOT sleep when theyre happening, very frustrating. Can last for like 3 hours. I also think I have experienced periods of it happening rather quickly and I feel very light headed, beats super fast (alot faster than these night time symptoms) and its gone as quick as its come. I've had 24 hour ECG done but picked up nothing that they didnt put down to ""just how my heart works"" but I didnt have a particularly bad day that day.
Also my cons has said that my symptoms in day to day life are a lot worse than my asthma actually is. I am going to push to get a monitor on when I'm sleeping to look at oxygen sats because I am exhausted most of time (had thryroid etc checked and all fine). I have absolutely no doubt that I have asthma as the two times I forgot to take my preventor (oops) I had attacks, the cold makes my lungs feel like theyre closing, cigarettes and cigar smoke has triggered many attacks and I respond to meds. I'm just stuck wondering what else it is...... I'm having more tests done soon, exercise ones.
However now I am worried that I'm having heart problems too and getting confused.
Can anyone explain it in more detail and how it conflicts with asthma? Apparently asthma meds can set it off...