I hope someone can give me some advice on this.
This morning I was having a strange dream where I was having extremely hard heart palpitation and an extremely
fast heart rate (it felt more like a "buzz" and was hard to distinguish individual beats). Anyway, it woke me up and my heart was racing (don't know how fast, over 110), and I had a strange feeling in my chest and throat. The feeling is not new to me and have had it many times, and it almost always only shows up when I lie down.
The feeling is almost like it is coming from my lungs (it's like mucus trapped in my lungs), but it causes missed heart beats to occur and it also causes tachycardia, or at least causes an noticeably increased rate. It's so hard to describe it, and when I take a deep breath in I can feel also feel that it is not quite normal, as if my throat is closing over. There is no wheazing, though, so I don't think it is my lungs. I don't know whether the feeling is my heart, lungs or esophagus, but I do know it affects my heart and not just because of anxiety. My heart rate is still going 100-110 and it's 2 PM now.
I don't know what to do now. I get skipped heart beats a lot and my GP isn't worried about them. He never even wanted to do an ECG or any blood tests and just said those are normal. I've had a lot of ECGs done over 2009, had a chest x-ray and also have had blood tests and doctors keep telling me it isn't my heart.
But I know something isn't right. My heart rate is ALWAYS high, 90+ and sometimes up to 120. I do get a lot of anxiety but I think whatever is causing my heart rate to go up is also causing the anxiety. Adrenaline or something. Or could it be a heart problem?
Has anyone had similar symptoms before? I hope someone can relate.
I am only 21; male, don't drink or smoke, don't know my cholesterol and pretty sure I am not diabetic. Blood pressure is always on the low end or normal and I'm slighly anemic (hemoblogin is 12) because I have Crohn's disease.
The anemia is one reason for an increased rate, but I don't think it is enough to cause it to go to 120, because sometimes it goes down in to the 80s and even slower when I'm asleep.
Thanks for reading