I have been having this problem for about 5 years and have talked to numerous doctors. Absolutely no one seems to have any idea what I'm talking about. My heart will sometimes start beating extremely fast very suddenly and for seemingly no reason. Most times it is triggered by me bending forward or even leaning forward slightly. These do not happen during stress or anxiety of any kind. I could be completely relaxed and just bend forward to perhaps pick something up, and for some reason my heart just loses control. It is so frightening. One doctor said I was hyperventilating which may be true because some times I can get it under control if I continue to exhale out as much air as I can stand right when it starts. I've tried breathing into a bag when it happens, sometimes that helps and other times it does not. These episodes can last anywhere from a few minutes to up to half an hour. It is embarrassing, and when I try to explain it, people look at me like I'm crazy. I'm 35, and weigh about 120 lbs and live an extremely healthy lifestyle. I eat very healthy and practice yoga almost daily. I feel like I should not be having this problem. I've been to a cardiologist that performed every test on me including EKG, ECG, stress test and holter monitors. He had no explanation for me and told me that based on these tests, my heart was healthy. That was reassuring but solved nothing. One doctor thought perhaps it's asthma attacks, I've been on asthma medications and that also has not helped. I've tried dietary changes, taking calcium and magnesium supplements, still nothing. Bloodwork thus far has all been normal including thyroid, potassium, etc. Is it coincidence that this all started after my first child was born? I hemmoraged severely after his birth, but doctors have told me that shouldn't be causing this either. I truly have a wonderful life with a great husband and two beautiful children. I am not a stressed out person and don't believe these are panic attacks. I do not consume any caffeine. This really is the only thing in my life causing me great stress. Has anyone ever heard of this? I feel like I'm the only person on earth that has ever experienced it. Please let me know if you relate to this or if you have any suggestions. Thanks to all!!!Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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