Admitted Into Hospital For Heart Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeats)

An intravenous (IV) site in my hand, with two cute teddy bears to cheer me upย 

Hi there, dear friends ๐Ÿ˜€

SINCE early of this year, I have been experiencing irregular, usually fast heartbeats. At first, they only happened if I had not slept well the night before and for short spells only, like minutes or hours.ย  Of late, the frequency of the irregular heartbeats grew to a point that they would just happen as and when without any known triggers and for a longer duration.

At first, I thought the increased heart rate was perimenopausal in nature ๐Ÿ™„ย  because when I referred to the list of “The 35 Symptoms Of Menopause,”an increased heart rate was way up there at number 2! ๐Ÿ˜ฏย  Then, I decided to take Remifemin to counter my perimenopausal symptoms, in the hope of calming my heart….. ๐Ÿ’กย  ….but my heart continues to have a mind of its own… it would jump and poundย  and skip with gusto! LOL! ๐Ÿ˜†

A search for more information in the Internet then led me to think that I could be lacking in magnesium as that is one of the main symptoms for increased heart rates.ย  So, I got myself some magnesium supplements from the pharmacy and I am taking 300 mg of magnesium daily. That was 3 weeks ago but my heart is still as excitably beating as ever! ๐Ÿ™„

A few months ago, I told my lady healer friend about my heart palpitations and she told me that I have too much “sum for choe” or “fire-heatiness” in the heart and she told me to make some “Tai Bak Choy Soup” to drink. The other symptoms of this heart fire are restless sleep, sleep with a lot of vivid dreams or nightmares, or poor quality of sleep. Anyway, drinking this soup did make me feel better for a short while (maybe a few weeks)…before my heart began its energetic “dance” again! ๐Ÿ™„

Then I morbidly thought that my arteries could be blocked due to a high level of cholesterolย  ๐Ÿ˜ณย  …. and I quickly made the “Black Fungus or Wood Ears Drink“, which I had posted here for you a few days ago.ย  That drink actually quietened my heart somewhat and the palpitations actually lessened in intensity ….well, at least for 5 days before coming back with a vengeanceย  later! ๐Ÿ™„

Last Saturday, my family doctor (general practitioner)ย  referred me to the hospital for further tests and I landed in the hospital for 2 days of medical tests – blood tests to check for thyroid functions, X-rays to check the condition of my heart…. more blood was drawn for base line tests for cholesterol, blood sugar, etc, etc… this coming Wednesday, I willย  be seeing my cardiologist for the results of those tests and also for a heart echo test. Hopefully, those tests will tell me what is causing my heart to behave irregularly.ย  So far, one blood test has revealed that my thyroid is functioning properly and normally – I had read that increased heart rates could be largely due to hyperthyroidism. I found a good read in “The Thyroid.”

Meanwhile, my cardiologist has prescribedย  20mg of propranolol to be taken 3 times a day (60mg daily) to treat my condition. So far, it is working to a certain extent as I am still experiencing milder episodes of a dancing, rocking heart! Other than that, information read on propranolol says it can help to reduce anxiety, lower high blood pressure and prevent migraines.ย  ๐Ÿ˜€

Dancing, rocking heart โ“

Yes, sometimes my heart feels like a rocking horse in the chest…at times, my heart feels like it is going to jump out of my chest…at other times, it’s performing a tap dance! Clicketty Clack!ย  ๐Ÿ˜†

Anyway, I hope to find some answers as to why my heart is behaving that way and I will post here any new updates I get. ๐Ÿ˜‰

With best wishes for a healthy heart ,

choesf ๐Ÿ˜€

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    P.S. I forgot to mention that my last blood pressure reading taken yesterday was 122/70.

    When I was admitted into the hospital, I was having a racy heart and my family doctor had difficulty taking my pulse reading. An ECG reading showed my heart was just jumping erratically all over the place…fast at times and quiet at others. My first blood pressure reading at the hospital was 142/80.

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    Here is a good mudra for the heart ๐Ÿ’ก –

    http://healersocean.ning.com/profiles/blogs/apana-vayu-mudra-mudra-of?xg_source=activity

    9. Apana Vayu Mudra (Mudra of Heart):

    Method: The tips of the middle finger and ring finger touch the tip of thumb, while the index finger touches the base of thumb and little finger stretched out.

    Specialty: It benefits the heart. It works like injection in the reduction of heart attack. It is as powerful as a sorbitate tablet. It reduces the gas content in the body.

    Time Duration: Practise it as many times as you can. Heart patients and BP patients can practice it for 15 minutes daily twice for better results.

    Benefits:- It strengthens the heart and regularizes palpitation.- It regulates excretory system.- It redeems gastric trouble.

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    Evon said,

    Hi Choesf, hope everything is fine for u. Do take care n i wish u get well soon.

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      Hi there, dear Evon ๐Ÿ˜€

      Thank you so much for your thoughts and well wishes. Heheh, one good thing out of this situation is I am being pampered by my husband and children now! ๐Ÿ˜†

      May you and your family be well and happy always!

      With best wishes,

      choesf ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Sue said,

    =D Love to be pampered always. Hope everything is okay!

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      Good morning, dear Sue ๐Ÿ˜€

      Thank you so much for your well wishes! Luckily, we are on a long 4-day weekend Hari Raya holiday here and I can rest properly. Tomorrow, I will be going for a heart echo test and find out the results of my tests. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      With best wishes,

      choesf ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Henry Chan said,

    Get well soon. Take rest and try meditation.

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      Hi there, dear Henry ๐Ÿ˜€

      Thank you so much for your well wishes and tip on meditation! ๐Ÿ’ก

      I do deep breathing exercises and try to stay mindfully peaceful when the heartbeats get too irregular. Since I was prescribed propranolol, the intensity of the arrhythmia got lesser. I’m off to the hospital see my cardiologist now. ๐Ÿ˜€

      With best wishes,

      choesf ๐Ÿ˜€

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    MCH said,

    Hello Happyhomemaker88!

    Arrhythimia is pretty common. You should ask about having a pacemaker put in, with your Dr.
    The pacemaker will keep your heartbeats regular!
    Good Luck and get well soon!

    MCH
    Rancho Mirage, CA
    USA

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      Hi there, dear MCH ๐Ÿ˜€

      Thank you for your comforting words and well wishes. I saw my cardiologist today and found the results of all my tests to be normal (except for a high cholesterol level). I am now on Inderal Propranolol 20 mg 3 times a day and I have found it to help calm me down as well as lower the intensity of my arrhythmia. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      With best wishes,

      choesf ๐Ÿ˜€

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        MCH said,

        Hi happyhomemaker88,

        thanks for your update, it is normal indeed to have arrhythmia. We just have to keep an eye on it, n keep the heart Dr posted.

        Still, don’t have any surgeries, unless it’s neccesary, as surgeons just luv to operate on their patients! At least over here, they do!

        Have a wonderful day!
        MCH
        Rancho Mirage
        USA

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        Hi there, dear MCH ๐Ÿ˜€

        Thank you so much for your comforting words and sound advice! It’s the same here in Malaysia, too, whereby surgeons and hospitals will try to squeeze as much money out of patients as possible through surgeries or medical examinations. ๐Ÿ™„

        Do have a wonderful day at your end, too!

        With best wishes,

        choesf ๐Ÿ˜€

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