I started to suffer from palpitations about six months after the op and it was thought I would have to get a pace maker but my cardioligist then put me on a low dose of beta blocker as I am on other medication for high blood pressure, and can only be on a small dose because it would interfer with my medication.
My GP seems to think they are harmless, but it certainly is very scary when I have an attack. I just took it easy for a few hours and it then returned to normal.
Once I was reassured by my doctor and cut down my coke intake they stopped. I have been experiencing palpitations for 18 months now and am exhausted from them. I have spent 10 days in hospital being monitered, but I still have them.
I have been put on beta blockers to see if they can control them. I do have a family history of a rare heart complaint, but the docs. However much docs tell you not to worry,you can't help but be concerned about it.
Unfortunately, I cannot tell you the results of the blood test yet as I have an appointment to see him tomorrow!
One thing I have noticed though is when I drink coffee it always seems to give me a tight feeling in my chest even though I may only have 1/2 cups a day!
Many many people reassured me it was ok and part and parcel of menopause.
I asked for referral to a cardiologist who informed me i have a type of atrial fibrillation which only occurs at night called vagal atrial fibrillation and it only happens every now and then.Eventually I got to sleep and woke up the next morning feeling very tired. I got severe tachycardia after drinking brandy several evenings because I was tired in my earlier years and was given a sedative in Casualty to stop it ECG I think was normal then.This tired feeling lasted for most of the following day. I got episodes of irregular heart beats different to palpitations quieter after I cut a large area of grass and after exertion in my fifties.Very soon afterwards I developed a sick feeling in my tummy and my heart began to race - but at a regular pace.I went to bed and the extremely fast heartbeat continued for some hours. (anonymous)I experienced palpitations in my 30ties and 40ties and found them frightening My GP reassured me and I had a normal ECG.no you have to get up and burn off the thing.otherwise it will be absorbed be the thing that pumps it ie your heart.