Does anyone get palpitations with their RA? I've always been prone to palpitations which were checked out about 6 years ago and weren't serious.
Since my diagnosis though I feel I've been getting uncomfortable bouts of a racing pulse and palpitations. One evening they started and went on for 8 hours with my pulse super fast and long runs of palps I couldn't stop. I felt funny but not dizzy and no chest pain. I saw the doctor and had an ECG. This was normal. I've been told to keep a watch. I don't know if they've got worse or it's just that since my diagnosis everyone has been telling me I'm at double the risk of a heart attack. I was already cardiac phobic as I have a family history of heart problems and strokes. I do feel constantly stressed now worrying about the illness which isn't responding to treatment, my employer who is being a nightmare and just the constant worry of feeling unwell. My doc thinks all this may be contributing to the palps but they seem to come out of nowhere