I will try not to bore you too much with my story I promise. When I was 16 I went to the GP with issues with my heart and they said they could hear a murmur. I had years of testing and being told I will grow out of it.. it’s benign etc.
It was only when I was admitted to hospital July 2016 as I nearly passed out after a bad episode that they began to pay attention.
I had SVT (highest speed clocked was 286bpm wearing a loop recorder) and ectopics and honestly I have had every test under the sun!
I had an ablation done in March 2017 and since then I have had no SVT which is great! But I do get a hell of a lot of ectopic beats. This has no doubt given me quite bad health anxiety and things but I can’t help feel there is something more sinister at play.
I am 25 now and a dad to a 17 month old and she is my world, so to think one day I may just drop dead that makes my anxiety ten times worse! Sometimes I get horrendous anxiety being alone with her because I can’t stop thinking if I die she will be alone until someone comes round, stupid I know.
I have been to A&E so many times and each time my vitals are fine, nothing in my bloods to indicate stress and they send me home, at this point they only check my blood pressure now.
I just want to know if anyone else has the same and if they have found a good way to cope! The cardiologist tells me it’s benign and to ignore them but it’s so easy to say that! I find them really debilitating and scary, I wish I could just take a tablet and never feel them again.
Quite recently I have started to have intense dizzy spells, feelings of nausea, and pain in my chest straight through to my back.
Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated.