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  • Posted By: LaurenA
  • January 18, 2008
  • 06:43 PM

From past use of the forum, i've seen that there have been numerous postings about symptoms similar to mine, but never enough to answer my questions. So sorry if this seems repetitive!
For the past 4 years ive suffered from the feeling of missed beats (i dont know the official name) but have never been particularly bothered by them. However, the past 6 months i've also suffered from severe palpitations, often waking me from sleep and lasting approximately 5 or 10 minutes, during these i also feel very warm and sweaty. They dont seem to worsen after excercise etc. but start suddenly and rapidly. The missed beats are also more frequent, happening every day or two. Occasionally i also get a strange feeling of a sudden 'rush' to my head when i feel i may pass out for a few minutes, after this passes i feel naseus exhausted and shaky.
I dont drink much, but alcohol does appear to worsen the symptoms. I had an ECG (?) and thyroid and diabetes tests done years ago when the symtoms first started so my doctor wont do them again, is it possible i could have developed something in the last few years?
I have found myself worring severly (to the point of tears) as i know these symptoms can be an indicator of sudden death symptom (as a friend has the condition)
thanks!

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