I'm new here and I was wondering if anyone might be able to post some opinions on this.
I am anemic (hemoglobin count 11.6 last time, and rising!) and I also have low albumin. My GP suspects I have anemia of chronic disease and suspects low albumin is also because of chronic inflammation. I have Crohn's disease so that's why.
My heart beat is really strong and pretty fast (90-100 at rest - normal range I know but still faster than it should be). When I am sat here doing nothing, my stomach beats with my pulse. It's as if my heart was in my stomach and it pulses up an down. The hairs on my head shake with each heart beat and my heart rocks me back and forth slightly if I sit still. I can even hold a piece of paper out and my heart will make it shake around.
When I told my GP this he just looked at me and nodded his head with a little grin on his face as if to say "stop worrying, that's perfectly normal". Before I got a chance to say anything else he said "well, it could be an aortic aneurysm, but at your age, no. No way... now if you were 70 and coming in ... blah blah blah" he also said my stomach would be bluging if that was it, anyway.
This has been happening for about 8 months now. I've been to the emergency room about 5 times this year with chest pains, tightness, skipped beats and tetany due to panic. They always send me home after doing an ECG and blood test. I also had a chest x-ray once and always get blood tests. (I have regular FBC tests to monitor anemia and regular liver checks to keep an eye on albumin)
My GP keeps telling me my heart is fine and that "it doesn't happen!" to people my age (referring to heart trouble). I am 21, male. Not particularely fit right now and have not been that active due to Crohn's though I am changing this. I asked GP if it would make a difference, he laughed and said at my age, no.
What I don't get is there have been 1 or 2 days in the last 6 monhs where everything was totally normal. No palps, no stomach pulsing up and down, no shaking with each beat, no fast heart rate, no nothing!
I have been having a lot of anxiey over my health for around about the same time as all this started happening. I don't know what came first, but I don't really care to be honest.
Could this be anxiety? I don't see how? Anemia?
Please post your thoughts! thanks :D