After a couple of months of going through often quite frightening episodes of racing heart,palpitations, chest tightness, feeling I was going to pass out, etc. (all the symptoms I've now read on here people have with AT), staying overnight in hospital, having ECGs and eventually wearing a 48 hour monitor then waiting four weeks for results, and thinking I was maybe going mad -- and it was all down to stress. It finally showed up that over the 48 hour period I'd had a couple of brief episodes of AT.
The recommendation was that I see a cardiologist which I have an appointment for in two weeks. I've been put on a beta blocker and that seems to have slowed my heart rate down and I've not had really bad palpitations since, but I do still come over funny even when just resting or watching TV. It happens almost every day at some point.
I'm doing all I can to help myself, such as completely cutting out caffeine. I don't smoke and hardly drink alcohol at all and before this started happening I had been walking every day for 30 minutes to get fitter and managed to lose 20 pounds. I was feeling so good and then this just seemed to come out of nowhere and has really affected my life because I haven't been able to continue walking the way I was and have to take everything more slowly, although these episodes happen even when I haven't exerted myself. Sometimes I have to just lie down and rest and I feel so tired a lot of the time. I'm aware the tiredness could be down to the beta blocker and I also have rheumatoid arthritis so that doesn't help.
What I have been looking for on here is to see if anyone who has/had AT been treated and are back to normal? I'm hoping that will be the case once I've seen the cardiologist. I often get the feeling of something lodged in my throat and the urge to go to the loo for a poo. Is that all part of it? Many thanks.