I've been a little stressed lately & for the past few days I have been feeling weird especially when my Son comes home from school. He's full of energy as expected but I get this feeling like light headedness, a thumping by my heart like someone is tapping on my chest, shortness of breath & I'm dizzy. It's like a little mayhem here after school & this feeling settles down after a while. I'm feeling it right now. So diagnose me! My heart is still thumping.
Try to journal what you eat and drink everyday for a few days to try to pinpoint when you have had something that might trigger that.
Afib can present as a racing / fluctuating (but accelerated) heart rate. The risk is stroke because your heart isn't working quite correctly and isn't pumping blood efficiently so the risk of a clot becomes higher. The sinus node in your heart goes a little whack and causes the irregular heartbeat and sometimes people can get back into normal sinus rhythm with something as simple as deep breathing.
It probably isn't what it is, but it's good to chart your food, drink and meds to try to see if something is triggering it. Plus, a physician might want to know these things if you end up seeing someone about it.
Answer by QuinnMae at 5:18 PM on Jun. 6, 2013
Answer by NannyB. at 5:01 PM on Jun. 6, 2013
Anything that is causing arrhythmia problems should be checked by a cardiologist. Some people get afib attacks occasionally. It depends on what triggers it. If it's after having caffeinated drinks then that might have something to do with it. What have you been eating and drinking lately? Taking any medications around the time this started?
Answer by QuinnMae at 5:04 PM on Jun. 6, 2013
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Answer by Ballad at 5:27 PM on Jun. 6, 2013
Answer by virginiamama71 at 9:38 PM on Jun. 6, 2013
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