Hi all I'm new to this group and hope I'm posting in the right place! For the past few months I've been experiencing a bounding pulse in my neck (it feels stronger on the right side) and I can see it visibly if I look in the mirror. I've seen the GP who wasn't much help and just referred me for blood tests stating that I had high cholesterol and needed to change my diet! Since then I've visited a&e twice (after speaking to 111). The first emergency doctor did an ECG which came back normal and said I was suffering from anxiety. The second time I visited a&e they were more thorough (despite the ECG being normal again). The doctor ordered blood tests on my thyroid and said he would arrange for me to wear a heart monitor as he couldn't say what was causing the palpitations. He's also issued me with Beta Blockers but I've not tried them yet as I'm concerned about side effects and whether it will do any good! Apparently my blood pressure is normal and my pulse is 96bpm which I've been told is perfectly fine as well. The last doctor was baffled as to why I'm experiencing such a bounding neck pulse and I'm so fed up with it 😥
Bit of background info: I'm 31 yrs old around 5ft2 and weight 9st2. I have three children and suffered preeclampsia in my first pregnancy. My father had a heart attack at 40yrs old and both my grandmothers have had high blood pressure and stents put into their heart.