What a Pill

These past few weeks have been pretty nasty for me health-wise. But it seems I have found the cause for some of the problems and I couldn't be more grateful!!! Several weeks ago, I began having some very uncomfortable and startling symptoms.  My heart rate, which is typically 65-75, started averaging around 85-90. And yes,…

My Take: Dealing with Anxiety and/or Arrhythmia

(I have written an update to this post. While most everything here still rings true and is important, there are just a few updates which can be found HERE.) I belong to a couple of online support forums - one for anxiety and one for arrhythmias/heart issues. It is quite fascinating how the topics can…

Heavy Decisions…Having a REALLY Hard Time

Today I had my appointment with my EP (electrophysiologist) to follow-up after an event monitor found several events including PACs and a run of SVT. Some things were reassuring, some confusing and some upsetting. She drew pictures and explained to me what she thinks is happening. She called these irregular events – ECHO BEATS. This…

Bleep, Bleep, BLEEEEEEEEEEP (and other heart talk)

I have discussed my flip floppy, fast, crazy fucked up heart issues occasionally throughout the years. HERE is one blog...and HERE is another. Those posts go over all the basics as well as some of the fun, fun detail. Long story short... In my 20s my heart would flip flop and sometimes race. I made…