I'm a 26 year old female. Ever since I was pregnant with my son almost 3 years ago I've developed heart flutters! It feels like a boom in my chest. Like my heart stop and starts again. It's caused me a great deal of anxiety and over the years I have developed health anxiety over these heart changes. I gained 60 pound after I had 2 kids back to back. They are 9 months apart. Ever since my heart has felt crazy. I'm wondering if weight gain could be the issue?
Very rarely will I feel pain with the thumps but at times I'll feel one and feel dizzy for not even 2 seconds. It almost feels like my heart was just surged or something! These heart flutters are ruining my life at 26 years old.
Ive suffered with anxiety most my life but I don't feel like that could be the culprit because I never felt these heart flutters before I had my children! I'm just so scared. I don't want to die and leave my kids. I'm scared I'll have a heart flutter that won't fix itself one day and I'll just DIE.
My doctor has told me I shouldn't be worrying about my heart because I'm too young. She put me on an antidepressant saying she thinks it'll stop the heart flutters. It didn't.
Another issue I have is after I eat my heart races and feels like it's working a lot harder. I never had this before I had children either...
Some advice and encouragement would be great