Hello everyone, I’ll don’t think I can keep this short as there’s a lot going on, I’m not sure I’m in the right forum either, seeing I’m new to the group, but I’ve got a strange thing going on with what I think may be palpitations, but I’m not sure.
I was diagnosed with Adrenal Insufficiency in February and given Hydrocortisone steroids. I’ve noticed a few times over the last 6 weeks that my heart suddenly feels like it’s oiunding out of my chest, and can get quite painful with it.
I wondered if it was due to getting used to the steroids, but when I checked the data on the h
iOS health app, from my Apple Watch, it’s been going on right as far back as when I got the watch in December. Obviously it’s happened longer than the steroids, and thinking about it made me discuss it with my husband who said I’d complained in and of for a good few months.
I saw my GP who sent me for a 48 hour tape, ( results aren’t in yet ), because i was nearly always inactive, when my heart rate would inceprease. One night I was lay in bed reading, and my watch alarm went off telling me I had a reading of 168bpm, over a 10 minute inactive period.
I did some spdeep bepreathing to try to slow it down, it took over 20 mins to go back to settled.
It’s mostly happened between 5 and 6:30am, and has woken me up on more than one occasion at readings of 138bpm, 150bpm, 147bpm etc.
The opposite of the problem is also occurring as I’m getting rest readings of 138 (was the lowest) and in the mid to lower 40’s.
I’m by no means an athlete, as people keep joking to me, I’m registered disabled and live with chronic pain daily.
The ups and downs aren’t related to increase or decrease in pain, I’ve kept a diary to look for a consistency but can’t find anything so far.
I went for a short gently walk yesterday and after being home and settled for over 15 mins, my bpm was alarmingly 203 !
My watch has been checked and isn’t faulty and this is becoming alarming, as it can be 53bpm and over 120+ within a minute.
Has anyone got any advice for me please? I’m not worrying, I feel really calm just about all of the time, (probably to do with lower bpm) but I’m just really puzzled by it all and would like an idea before the results come in of my tape. Typically, it didn’t go over 118 all the time I was monitored! The same night it woke me at 149bpm.
I don’t want to feel fobbed off.
Sorry it’s long winded but I want to give all info. Thanks in advance