Hi I am a 62 year old healthy female.
I had an extremely over active thyroid when I was 13, that was burned out by radioactive iodine. I also had Grave's disease with protruding eyes. My thyroid is monitored 2 - 3 times a year to keep it in the normal range. I have used synthroid medication for nearly 50 years to do this. Currently my thyroid is slightly low, but within the normal range.
I have always had a heart murmur (same as my mom who lived to be 88 and died of Alzheimer's). Dad lived to be 92.
I have also had heart palpitatiions on and off all my life, but I learned as a child how to control them. Sit very still, breathe in from the diaphram and hold for 5-7 seconds, exhale for 5-7 seconds, and concentrate on the palpitations ceasing. They ALWAYS do.
I had panic attacks as a child (need to flee), but only a couple as an adult, and they were the feeling of unase and a foreboding of doom. Also went away after about an hour. I talked myself through it.
Sorry to be saying so much, but not sure what is revelevant.
This week I got my ecg back and my heart beats fairly normally, no highs or lows, but every 5th or 6th beat there is a break in the heart wave, it just stops and there is a blank space, then it just starts up again? What the heck is that? Am I having a mini heart attack every 10 seconds? Any info would be greatly appreciated!