I've been getting irregular heartbeats for some time now (started mildly about 10 years ago). The main one I get is that my heart slows down & feels like it's pounding to work hard for anything up to a minute & then speeds up.
This seems to happen after doing something strenuous, like heavy lifting or even just bending down, if I get too cold very suddenly & sometimes for no reason at all. I also get slight breathlessless & light headed with it & sometimes feel I have to cough.
Have been on the ecg machine twice, had cholesterol check & chest x-ray (no problems ever found).
I want my doctor to just say, it's normal for a 60 year old heart to complain a bit sometimes & there's nothing to worry about.
Perhaps someone with diagnosed heart problems can reassure me that what I'm experiencing is just a normal part of aging.
I'm a 60 year female, eat healthily & do some moderate exercise most days. Not overweight.
Thank you for reading.