Ok, so lately I have been having heart palpitations. This started about 2 months ago at a frequency of about once/week. Then it increased to once/day and now in the last week they have been happening anywhere from 20-40x/day. This is really freaking me out and I have a doctors appointment schedule in 2 days. I’m only 20, not overweight, eat well etc…
These palpitations do not occur any more frequently while doing aerobic exercise so thats somewhat reassuring… It’s usually the worst at night. My medical history is clean. I have no known allergies, i’m not pn any meds, and this has never happend before. I have read as much as I can on the net about these to inform myself before I go to the doctors and it sounds like figuring this out will involve 1-blood work and 2- an EKG.
My questions are
1- Has anybody else experienced this? If so, what was the cause of yours ?
2- The last time I saw a doctor was when I was 12 and broke my leg so I haven’t had a physical probably since I was a child. This thing has got me freaked out and I wouldn’t mind getting full blood work done and a “full physical” whatever that entails. The blood work for the Palps will probably just involve checking a few minerals but I want my hormones and fats etc checked… Will they do this in Canada for a 20 y/o or am I going to have really push the doctor? (don’t mean to turn this political but I HATE socialized medical care).
Anyways, I would appreciate any and all advice or anecdotal experience.