For the past two weeks, my heart has been taking off on its own. This morning, I realized what it's like. Have you ever heard of restless leg syndrome? I had it just a couple brief times when I was pregnant, but it's when you're completely relaxed and your leg jerks involuntarily. Some people get this where it does it all the time. I can't imagine how annoying that would be.
Well, for me, it's my heart that's jerking involuntarily when I'm completely relaxed. "Jerking's" not really the right descriptor. It's like an adrenaline surge.
I finally went in to see the doctor (aren't you proud of me, Janiece?). I went in because it started on Thursday night at about 8:30 and continued until the next morning. In this case, it was beating like crazy, and I couldn't get it to slow down.
Of course, by the time I got in to see the doctor, it was back down to normal. I had an EKG, and it was perfectly fine. I had blood work done, and it was better than last time. Nice to have that reassurance.
If I were wearing the monitor this morning, it would have already been pushed about ten times. Just super annoying!
When I had this when I was pregnant, no one ever could tell me what it was. I never had an episode while I was at the doctor. It wasn't until I was in the hospital being monitored right before #7 was born that they had me hooked up to the blood pressure machine and I set the alarm off over and over again with a racing pulse. Finally, they believed me.
Anyway, it's nice to know that I'm completely healthy except for this darned symptom of a crazed heart that no one can feel but me.