Hi I was wondering if anyone had experienced any issues with a racing heart and palpitations when they have RA?
I had a really scary night a few weeks back when out of nowhere my heart started racing and I was having long runs of palpitations. I felt like I couldn't get my heart back in sync.
I didn't really have any other symptoms other than obviously feeling uncomfortable and panicking a bit.
My GP did an ECG which was normal, no odd ryhthms. It was fast but then she felt this was down to white coat syndrome. I felt this too as I was very nervous and am cardiac phobic.
The rheumy nurses are always talking about the high risk of heart disease which doesn't help but I wondered whether these were just another symptom of RA