I'm a 25/fit/male and about every 4 to 6 months for the past two years, my heart begins to beat very strongly for about 2 hours each day and lasts for about a week or two, but the rate is normal and it never skips any beats. I can see my heart beating in my chest and feel my pulse in my neck without touching it, both of which happen when I've been resting.
This first time it happened was when I got a bad case of strep two years ago and it's now one of the symptoms I have whenever get strep again. For whatever reason, each time I get strep, my heart goes haywire but nothing is wrong with my throat. Rheumatic fever and heart disease have been ruled out. So I'm not even sure if it's strep related.
It's an issue because it makes me very tired the rest of the day, not to mention creates anxiety. I've recently had an EKG and an echocardiogram (each year for the past 3 years) and it all comes back normal, except for a small murmur which I'm told isn't a problem at all. I do have vasovagal syncope, but I never feel faint when this occurs so I don't think it's related. Has anyone experienced something similar?
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