Feeling Skipped Beats, Palpitations: What could this possibly be?
I have an establishing appointment with a cardiologist Monday the 20th but I would just like to discuss what the results might be. My heart has had what I’d call an uncomfortable “presence” for about a month now. I can feel every single beat and I get palpitations and the sensation of skipped beats whenever I am active at all. I have cut out caffeine and cigarettes completely but my resting heart rate has continued to rise. It doesn’t go down below 60 even in my sleep anymore. I have medicine for my nerves but this does nothing for the discomfort or palpitations at all. I have zero energy and anytime I do much as get up it feels like my heart is being worked to its limit. A month ago I felt great and this has progressed so fast. I’m terrified. I’m only 25 years old but my dad died of congestive heart failure at 32 after a heart transplant. Any insight or thoughts would be much appreciated.